Jean-Lorin Sterian

Bucharest/Romania — Humanities, Solitude fellow 2015–2017

Articles with and by Jean-Lorin Sterian:


Homemade culture blog

A Domestic Picture of the Quarantine

In May 2020, before the end of the quarantine period, we had the sixth edition of HomeFest, the Bucharest festival of home theater, performance, and related arts. The shows were given online, live performances in artists' homes, attended by audiences from all over the country and abroad. Entrance tickets were symbol-pictures of the one object in their home, that signified the quarantine. The 70 images that we received reveal how people lived through this period of restraints – a unique time in the modern history of humanity – and how they felt about it.

Homemade culture blog

Hors Lits

The longest surviving and ongoing diffused biennial project (until the pandemic’s spread), seems to be Hors Lits, initiated by Leonardo Montecchia in Montpellier (2005) and continued in many other cities in France, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany, Finland, Tunisia, Mexico, Chile, Austria, and the UK. The Hors Lits format involves a tour of the city with stops in the four apartments in which the performances are held.