You Are Safe With Me

Xandra Popescu, Adrian Knuppertz

10/03/2015 - 26/03/2015

Dr. Felix 72A, Bucharest, Romania

You Are Safe With Me works with the tension between moving and still image.

Between 10-26 March, Xandra Popescu and Adrian Knuppertz are initiating a visual dialogue with gentlemen who work as defence and security agents. This will result in a series of moving image portraits and perhaps, if you behave, a pin-up calendar.

During their stay at ODD, the two will be documenting their dialogue with the security guards through a visual diary. At the end of the residence they will give a talk about their project considering aspects such as the performative dimension of security as well as its social and economic implications.

The project is produced by artist and curator Larisa Crunțeanu with the support of photographer Andreea Goia.

Photos by Adrian Knuppertz and Alexandru Dan.


Xandra Popescu

Xandra Popescu works as a writer, filmmaker and artist. She studied Dramatic Writing at the National Theatre and Film University in Bucharest and has a background in Political Science. She sometimes works under the name Soyons Impossible together with artist and performer Larisa Crunțeanu. Together, they power Atelier35 – a project space in Bucharest.​

Adrian Knuppertz

Adrian Knuppertz is photographer and artist, student of fine arts in L​ensbased class of Hito Steyerl at Universität der Künste, Berlin. Apart from living in Berlin, he has lived and worked in ​Buenos Aires and Bucharest. From the autumn of 2015 he will be living and working in Buenos Aires.