My name is Ioana Cristina Casapu and I am a yet unpublished writer. A tad obsessed with the sneaky way social media protruded in our lives, I wrote a novel a couple years ago in the shape of a memoir sprinkled with thoughts, observations and pledges for going back to writing purely on paper and living genuinely outside 2.0 conventions. Something a la Lena Dunham dates J.R. Moehringer in a crowded bar where Xavier Dolan just had a sparkly, whiskey soaked dance with Mark Knopfler.Over the last nine years, I tried to be anything else but a writer. Working in PR and creating your own agency can come across as a substantial substitute for doing what you were designed to do, but as time went by, there was always a quench, and always some sort of universal gratitude each time a piece of my writing stroke or dashed into a stranger’s heart like a seagull strikes into the wide open. I think writing is something rooted deep down in physiology, but we like to intellectualize it. I am passionate, and this consumes and sometimes takes everything. I am the kind of person who will go to a stranger in a crowd and simply compliment them for what they don’t know about themselves or kiss somebody I barely know, or never met before, because that feels to me like the only logical way to let words form in a shared perspective.I take photos, I like silence but I'm a festival crowd lover too. I love the sand and the beach in the early morning when its empty, I like running. I like watching strangers and talking to people I never met before for hours. I like boys, singing in the shower and while I don’t have a drivers licence, I often dream I’m driving so I’d probably really like that too.
While the world has found the right names for all chronic mental diseases, I believe poetry is also a brain dysfunction, yet the only one that owns itself the mastery for the cure. Isn’t it lovely to say, “He/She suffers of Poetry?”.
A wise man once said nothing.
Charles Bukowski said "Nothing can save you, except writing".
Diesel said "BE STUPID". And I once said: "Stupid takes it all. So go out, live loud and WRITE”. If whatever I write make you feel, then my job is done.
Ioana Cristina Casapu is the Managing Director of Berlin Art Parasites.
Journalist, creative director and fashion photographer. She began experimenting with Polaroid film in 2013. Her work was featured in Cake Magazine (UK), Confashion (PL), JUTE (US), Polaroid of the Day (ES), Feature Shoot, Cultartes and others. She is the co-owner of Retro Future media agency, Managing Editor of Autor Magazine and mother of the Romanian Polaroid Photographers project. Side projects include art exhibitions (Bucharest, 2014-2015, Design Week, Barcelona, 2015), social media ventures and corporate communication for brands. She never says no to a good ol' gin tonic.Contact:+40 email@example.com