Historians debate whether Russia's central power's colonial policies in peripheral regions played a pivotal role in the Soviet Union's collapse. The resurgence of national identities, spanning language, administration, economy, education, and religion in these regions, was accompanied by ethnic tensions and subsequent "civil wars." Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev acknowledged the absence of a genuine Soviet identity. Moldova, nestled between Ukraine and Romania, opted for Moldovan over Russian, despite opposition in Transnistria's Tiraspol. The Moldova republic saw significant changes, including Russian army occupation in Transnistria, the establishment of the self-proclaimed Autonomous Territorial Unit of Gagauzia, and the election of a pro-European Union government in Chișinău.
Adjacent to “Subjectio”, I initiated 'Anticamera' (which means antechamber in Moldovan, a smaller room leading to a larger one) to set aside the conjuncture and contemplate the country as a visiting European mixed-media journalist. The images are materialized through a photographic process on film, then dematerialized for digital processing, eventually objectified for archiving on photo paper.