Messages from Cluj

Photo: Iulia Livia

MESSAGES FROM CLUJ with Vlad Forsea & Olivia Sima

Messages from Cluj is a joint project of two childhood friends – Vlad Forsea & Olivia Sima – and a rethinking of the epistolary novel concept. Instead of letters, they’re using SMS. For about a year, Olivia’s messages (Cluj) to Vlad (Bucharest) follow some logical course. The stories are about parties, drunkenness, absurdity and existential drama. The illustrations are Vlad’s impressions. The book is accompanied by an exhibition of a series of Polaroid photographs taken by Olivia during the four years she lived in Cluj.

Vlad Forsea (n. 1991 Brașov) is a young graphic artist who lives in Bucharest. Graduate of the University of Architecture and Design “Ion Mincu”, he is best known for his work under the pseudonym Nilu Crocodilu.