The 6 Basic Rules of (Un)Tidying2020, 2.19 mins
‘The 6 Basic Rules of (un)Tidying’ is a new work made in Lockdown by Madalina Zaharia. Thisshort animation addresses the anxiety and nervousness that often accompany our relationshipwith a domestic environment which can only exist as a territory for order and unquestionablejoy. By refusing to comply with a strict orthodoxy of tidying we finally free ourselves from thepressures and demands generated by the upkeep of a so-called perfect home or life. One byone, each rule pops up across the chaotic layout of a computer screen in order to remind usthat 'mess' is not just something that constantly needs sorting out but rather a comforting forcethat might be easily overlooked by a Marie Kondo type of philosophy. Zaharia focuses ontheatrical moments in time and popular culture: memories and gestures that illuminate theeffect of politics on everyday life.