PUCK is a cultural archaeology of urban furniture, of shoeblacks’ boxes, of food trucks, of cafe tables and chairs, of telephone booths or the weighing scale, of the syrup or coffee kiosks and many other forms of ephemeral construction that have populated the streets in the last hundred years in Bucharest. Objects that do not make sense anymore, which suddenly lost their existence even though they were once connected with big or small events, giving a certain smell and taste to the city, an identity.
Looking at strange old photos with a with a city that seemed comfortable, good for movement, healthy and alive, we wanted to extract that rare essence of the moment, the transient, those small elements that made it special. An archive with DNA slices with extracts of these objects found in photographs of old public spaces, suggests an investigation of streets and stories that we could have been very close to;
PUCK is also a reinterpretation and emotional recycling of such a classical object, the coffee kiosk, which is proposed as a theme of an imaginary journey of a fictional character, Sofica, one that is seeking narrative means and formulas to connect two worlds, one from the south, the other from the north.