length : 20 minutes
Utopia is a fire fed by these images,
Waiting to be put out by the morning dew, or
By a dam breaking free.
A seeker embarks on a journey inside an uncompleted artificial lake in Bucharest. Dubbed the delta between the blocks, the gaping hole has been freed from society’s ties for over 25 years. Amongst cruisers, shepherds and Roma, he divests earthly goods and ideas, in an attempt to unravel the inner workings of utopian desire. Meanwhile, an official decree designates the urban swamp as a National Park to clear the anomaly. In response to the city regaining control over the lawless territory, can poetic acts become seedlings of a different morality?
script booklet ⎰ edition of one
09.2017 BIDEODROMO. International Experimental Film and Video Festival. Bilbao, Euskadi.
12.2017 Les Irrécupérables. ArtVideo Lab. La Gare Expérimentale. Paris, France.
11.2019 Rétrospective Les Irrécupérables. ArtVideo Lab. Online
Alejandro Sajgalik (direction, performance, narration, video)
Alex Bala (original music)
Bruno Bélanger (re-recording mixer)
Nick Bostick (photography, lover's hand)
Tristan Daniel Nicolas (photography, BGS guard)
Cristian Fierbințeanu (mixing, vocals)
Gabriela Fierbințeanu (vocals)
with financial support from the Romanian Cultural Institute