Pavel Braila (Moldavia)

Shoes for Europe, 2003 video 22’ (Central Station)
The works of the artist pay homage to the slow and laborious social evolution of the passage from East to West. The film is set in Ungheni station, on the border between Moldavia and Romania, where the East European train wheels are adapted to the West European standard. During this one and a half-hour stopoff, the passengers documents are checked. After the fall of the Soviet Union, the station underwent radical changes, becoming a shrine to the past and the symbol of a two-speed society.