Slobozia,Texas relives the strange confrontation in the 80ies of Romanians under communist rule with Dallas, the legendary American campy soap. It shows oil-related landscapes, palace interiors and kitschy portraits of ordinary Romanians re-enacting Dallas by blending fiction and reality. Dallas ran for 13 years and was very popular. It tells the story of a family of oil barons in Texas, that showed what the hyper-capitalist eighties were about: money, power, success.
The communist leader Ceaușescu allowed the airing of Dallas, which was at the time the only western fiction on state television. Allegedly because he thought the soap would prove to be anti-capitalistic with all its misery. The small city of Slobozia has a permanent Dallas-vibe since a Romanian millionaire built a replica there of the mansion in the soap. Slobozia,Texas visualizes a past moment of future hope while documenting the present.
Aantal pagina's: 114
Aantal foto's: 64
Afmetingen: 26 x 19,4 cm
Bindwijze: soft cover