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Anca Benera & Arnold Estefan: When powerlessness becomes form

Through their geometric motifs, the traditional Szekler funeral pillar (Kopjafa) represent social status and different characters whose buried bodies they are guarding. In the framework of an open workshop a set of new elements are to be created to represent the expelled, oppressed, marginalized social groups of today's society.

Through their geometric motifs, the traditional Szekler funeral pillar (Kopjafa) represent social status and different characters whose buried bodies they are guarding. In the framework of an open workshop a set of new elements are to be created to represent the expelled, oppressed, marginalized social groups of today's society.

The elements of the traditional Szekler funeral pillar (Kopjafa) represent, through their geometric motifs, social status and different characters whose buried bodies they are guarding. Kopjafa became an almost sacred, overused nationalistic symbol in recent years. In the framework of an open workshop the artists and the participants are creating a set of new elements (the "undone" kopjafak) to represent the expelled, oppressed, marginalized social groups of today's society, with the purpose to infiltrate new shapes within the traditional circuit.