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Super:Serios ‘far to close’ at WASP Working Art Space and Production 17.09 // 18:00

17.09.2020 // 18:00 – 21:30
WASP Working Art Space and Production

Registration form: https://bit.ly/2GHVxAZ

You go outside, grab a pretzel, or meet a friend, you find a black cat or it starts raining, grab a drink at a local bar, or… Living in a city usually brings along a set of day to day decisions that can sometimes lead to entirely unexpected experiences.

Super:serios invites you to WASP Working Art Space and Production to explore together the different directions and stories that compose a city.

Far to Close is a human scale boardgame that explores how urban interactions can bring us closer or can make us distance ourselves in a city.

The game requires 4 players, so choose your time to come and play it. Get your friends too!

Fill the form, and see you there! https://bit.ly/2GHVxAZ

Super:Serios is a design studio that develops interdisciplinary projects starting from and pursuing playing experiences in close relation to the urban context. Started as a dialogue between a toy designer and an urban architect, super:serious mix the tangible with the digital in their projects in order to research where the games principles and strategies can lead in exploring real contexts.

Super:Serios team members are Maria Mandea, Teodora Ungureanu and Sebastian Comanescu. The concept of the game started from super serious discussions with Diana Michiu and Raisa Parpala.

During your visit we assure all the safety measures to prevent COVID 19. Inside the gallery wearing the mask is mandatory!

Far to Close has been developed within LIFE LONG BURNING 2020, at WASP Working Art Space and Production.

Producer: 4Culture Association
Co-producer: WASP Studios
Cultural project co-financed by the Administration of the National Cultural Fund.

Life Long Burning – Towards A Sustainable Eco-System for Contemporary Dance in Europe is a multi-annual project co-financed by the European Union – Creative Europe Programme.

The project does not necessarily represent the position of the Administration of the National Cultural Fund. AFCN is not responsible for the content of the project or the way the project results can be used. This is entirely the responsibility of the beneficiary of the funding.

Media partners: Radio Romania Cultural, Modernism, Zeppelin, ARTA Magazine, Designist, Feeder, IQads, Romania Pozitiva

Performance Situation Room – the space where new media technologies meet performing arts

4Culture Association launched on www.4culture.ro a new performative digitalized installation, realized in the frame of Performance Situation Room, a cultural project co-financed by the Ministry of Culture, through Acces Online Programme and supported by the european network and project Life Long Burning, co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.

Performance Situation Room is a space for reflection, which gives the opportunity to performers, players and to the public to test and apply spontaneously new formats and new scenaries in a virtual space, through games and experimentation.

When all the social, public professional and cultural live spaces are disappearing one by one from our routine, reuniting in a unique private space, what happens to our perception on time and environment?

The proposed concept introduce a new possible scenario by questioning the different levels of reality and the relationship between image representation and time. Situated at the convergence between art and technology, the performative space develops new virtual dimmensions accesible to the general public through an interactive web application. The performers and their audience share the same virtual space, exploring new versions of the temporal existance.

This new visual perspective of the digital space – as the main medium of artistic manifestation in the pandemic period that we are facing, it offers new possible ways of artistic expression and conceptual approach, and above all, the opportunity for common exploratory collaborations.

(Andreea Căpitănescu, curator)

Credits

Andreea Căpitănescu – curator

Flavia Giurgiu – performer

Ilinca Hărnuț – performer

Geta Corca – performer

Diana Spiridon – performer

Vlad Benescu – performer

Alexandru Mihai – video artist

Diana Păun – visual artist

Ciprian Făcăeru / Augmented Space Studios  – virtual scenography

Florin Dumitru / Augmented Space Studios  - creative programmer

Dan Făcăeru/ Augmented Space Studios  - technical artist

Andrei Raicu – musical composition & sound design

Andrei Păun – 3D artist

Dragomir Cristian  – 3D animation artist

Chereches Dragos - MoCap technician

* Performance Situation Room application can be accesed at www.4culture.ro/performance-situation-room-webapp/, on PC or notebook

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Producer:  4Culture Association      Co-production: WASP Studios

Cultural project co-financed by the Ministry of Culture, through Acces Online Programme and supported by Life Long Burning (LLB) – Towards a sustainable Eco-System for Contemporary Dance in Europe, co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.

Partners: Augmented Space Agency, Retscan, Retina Film Production

Media partners: Radio România Cultural, Modernism, Revista Arta, Zeppelin, Feeder, IQads, România Pozitivă, Designist

 

www.4culture.ro

www.lifelongburning.eu

www.waspmagazine.com

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Zoom In/Out. Immaterial performance

Zoom In/Out. Immaterial performance

Ongoing project

The cultural project Zoom In/OutImmaterial performance, organized by 4Culture in partnership with the Romanian Order of Architects (Bucharest branch), the National Heritage Institute, the European network Life Long Burning and 2020 Bucharest Architecture Annual, invites contemporary artists to take part to a visual research on living and on the effects that the absence of the direct contact with the outer space, like public square, office or nature, have on the perception of time and body.

 

In times when the routine of a program, that keeps the time-space relationship in the same note like we were used to, by providing precise landmarks, is expanding, by making room for a gray perception area, the project proposes an artistic introspection approach on our position in society, on the roles we play and on the absurd of living when space becomes singular.

Together with a group of visual artists and performers, these and other questions will be translated into practices that aims to modify or even change what determines the body ecology and the experience of living, in a series of works that spread a message of hope and that things can be different.” (Andreea Capitanescu, curator)

 

The artists invited to the project are active in the performing arts field, cinematography and visual arts: Ilinca Harnut, Diana Spiridon, Flavia Giurgiu, Geta Corca, Vlad Benescu, Alexandru Mihai, Emil Ivanescu, Diana Paun.

 

The performing spaces are contemporary works realized by Romanian architects and awarded by international juries within the Bucharest Architecture Annual.

 

Producer: 4Culture Association

Co-producer: WASP Studios

Cultural project co-financed by the Administration of the National Cultural Fund.

Supported by Life Long Burning – Towards A Sustainable Eco-System for Contemporary Dance in Europ, a multi-annual project co-financed by the European Union – Creative Europe Programme.

Partners: Romanian Order of Architects (Bucharest branch), the National Heritage Institute, 2020 Bucharest Architecture Annual

The project does not necessarily represent the position of the Administration of the National Cultural Fund. AFCN is not responsible for the content of the project or the way the project results can be used. This is entirely the responsibility of the beneficiary of the funding.

Media partners: Radio Romania Cultural, Modernism, Zeppelin, ARTA Magazine, Designist, Feeder, IQads, Romania Pozitiva

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Art and Landscape Narratives – open call for artistic projects

4Culture Association is pleased to announce the launching of a new open call for artistic projects within the Art and Landscape Narratives multi-annual programme, in order to develop and present a new creation on eco-media performing arts installation, curated by Marilena Preda Sânc.

The open call is dedicated to transdisciplinary artists actively working in contemporary visual arts, using video-art, performance, sound-art, multimedia installation. 4Culture will select 5 Romanian artists, who will develop new creations that approach the relationship between art and ecology. The art works will be presented at WASP Working Art Space and Production in 2021.

In order to apply please send an application dossier that contains the following:

  • CV/artist biography

  • Artistic portfolio (video, photo links)

  • Statement and artistic concept (2 pages maximum)

All the documents have to be sent via email / wetransfer, to coordination@4culture.ro.

Deadline for applications: September 25 2020

Nowadays, contemporary visual arts in Romania, curatorial practices, art theory and the process of artistic creation evolves into subjects focused on eco-democracy and human existence. Having a deep knowledge on the local and global visual art scene, Marilena Preda Sanc will coordinate an exhibition based on a conceptual research of social and political contexts, gender issues, ecology and local / global histories, by analysing the effects of globalization in the digital era and the presentation of the history of a humanity that redefines its identity to a more responsible attitude, both in anthropological and geopolitical perspectives.

”The Eco Art practices represent a transdisciplinary, interstitial, hybrid and multimedia territory in contemporary art. Visual arts and performing arts are often placed in the sphere of the social, political and educational dialogue from the perspective of a humanity that has been obscured by an exacerbated consumerism. Both nature and human nature took a hit. Eco Art brings attention to nature and the dangers generated by pollution from a double perspective, the aesthetical and the militant one. It is essential to understand Eco Art as a pure and ethical way of thinking and reflecting about the contemporary world.” (Marilena Preda Sânc)

Production: 4Culture Association

Multi-annual programme co-financed by the Administration of the National Cultural Fund.

The programme does not necessarily represent the position of the Administration of the National Cultural Fund. AFCN is not responsible for the content of the programme or the way the programme results can be used. This is entirely the responsibility of the beneficiary of the funding.

Media partners: Radio Romania Cultural, Modernism, Zeppelin, ARTA Magazine, Designist, Feeder, IQads, Romania Pozitiva

Photo credit: Claudiu Cobilanschi, ERGONOMICA project (4Culture Association, 2017)

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Open Lab Super:Serios ‘far to close’ / ‘aproape departe

You go outside, grab a pretzel, or meet a friend, you find a black cat or it starts raining, grab a drink at a local bar, or …
Living in a city usually brings along a set of day to day decisions that can sometimes lead to entirely unexpected experiences. Super:serios invites you to WASP Working Art Space and Production to explore together the different directions and stories that compose a city.

Far to Close is a human scale boardgame that explores how urban interactions can bring us closer or can make us distance ourselves in a city.

The game requires 4 players, so choose your day and hour to come and play it. Get your friends too! Fill the form, and see you there! https://rb.gy/3bkpsi

During your visit we assure all the safety measures to prevent COVID 19. Inside the gallery wearing the mask is mandatory!

WASP Working Art Space and Production

The open lab is part of the artistic residency offered to super: studio in the frame of Life Long Burning 2020.

Producer: 4Culture Association
Co-producer: WASP Studios
Cultural project co-financed by the Administration of the National Cultural Fund.

Life Long Burning – Towards A Sustainable Eco-System for Contemporary Dance in Europe is a multi-annual project co-financed by the European Union – Creative Europe Programme.
The project does not necessarily represent the position of the Administration of the National Cultural Fund. AFCN is not responsible for the content of the project or the way the project results can be used. This is entirely the responsibility of the beneficiary of the funding.

Media partners: Radio Romania Cultural, Modernism, Zeppelin, ARTA Magazine, Designist, Feeder, IQads, Romania Pozitiva

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LLB 2020 Residency: Augmented Space Agency: Transsystemic Signals

Transsystemic Signals tracks aspects of the natural environment and human nature through their transmediated interconnection through the electromagnetic signals emitted by the city spontaneous vegetation and spread to the broad territory of the digital medium.

Transsystemic Signals is an interactive AR art installation that involves documenting spontaneous vegetation found in the city’s architectural ruins, through an innovative and creative documentation methodology that uses technologies such as biofeedback and photogrammetry.

Ciprian Făcăeru – Concept/Virtual Set Design

Andrei Raicu – Sound Design

Florin Dumitru – Software Design

Technological expertise – Dan Făcăeru, Sabin Șerban, Andrei Mușetescu

Augmented Space Agency are explorers of the frontiers found at the convergence of physical and virtual spaces, they are designers of future experiences, architects of immersive spaces and developers of creative innovation.

Their activity focuses on new media arts and XR technologies (AR, VR, MR), capable of sustaining a wide range of media solutions, digitally augmented, immersive and interactive experiences. Their mission is to explore the rea-virtual continuum, in search of technological innovation and new media formats that can contribute to the development of new better forms of experiential communication and visualization.

LIFE LONG BURNING 2020
Producer: 4CULTURE Association
Co-Producer: WASP STUDIOS
Cultural project co-financed by the Administration of the National Cultural Fund.
Supported by Life Long Burning – Towards A Sustainable Eco-System for Contemporary Dance, a multi-annual project co-financed by The European Union – Creative Europe Programme.
The project does not necessarily represent the position of the National Cultural Fund Administration. AFCN is not responsible for the content of the project or the way the project results can be used. This is entirely the responsibility of the beneficiary of the funding.
Media partners: Radio România Cultural, Modernism, Zeppelin, Revista ARTA, Designist, Feeder, IQads, România Pozitivă
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Hardrive – Deep inside, a new project with Judith State

HARDRIVE – DEEP INSIDE

Ongoing project 

4Culture Association announces the launching of the new project Hardrive – Deep Inside, which will include a new collaboration with Judith State, nominated by 4Culture, as a Creative Crossroads artist, within the European network Life Long Burning - Towards A Sustainable Eco-System for Contemporary Dance in Europe.

Judith will benefit from the support of the European network for her artistic research and for the development of a new choreographic creation.

Judith State is a professional dancer and choreographer based in Bucharest, with a classical ballet foundation and a foreign language bachelor’s degree in English and Spanish. She likes to search and manifest herself through movement, acting and singing and, in the past few years, she’s been juggling with these means of expression in contemporary performances, theatre works and film.

Her current research (which also involves musician Radu Dumitriu and István Téglás, performer, deals with the processes of remembering and traveling back in time to the very personal layers of childhood and her half Hungarian roots, tackling questions such as “how the intercultural mixture sets the prospects of an “undecided” personality?” and “how much do we belong to our early experiences and our molding and interpretation of them?”. It is thus mainly an autobiographical approach that generally combines movement, spoken text, singing and electronic live music all together.

She is also interested in ways of “arranging” and choreographing ordinary, pedestrian movement and transforming usual bodily sounds into music, and she will focus in her following work on the “humanity” of everyday life in movement.

Producer: 4CULTURE  Association

Co-Producer: WASP STUDIOS

Cultural project co-financed by the Administration of the National Cultural Fund.

Supported by Life Long Burning – Towards A Sustainable Eco-System for Contemporary Dance, a multi-annual project co-financed by The European Union – Creative Europe Programme.

The project does not necessarily represent the position of the National Cultural Fund Administration. AFCN is not responsible for the content of the project or the way the project results can be used. This is entirely the responsibility of the beneficiary of the funding.

Media partners: Radio România Cultural, Modernism, Zeppelin, Revista ARTA, Designist, Feeder, IQads, România Pozitivă

Photo credit @Iustin Andrei Surpanelu

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Practising solo collective / 2020

Project in progress (July – October 2020)

WASP Working Art Space and Production

Finding its inspiration in references – iconic images and films from art history, dance history and contemporary performance, „Practising solo collective” develops poems into images, it questions the relation with time, different levels of reality and image.

Through a cinematographic deconstruction, the project overexposes themes about identity and feminist experiment, both in the domestic space and in nature. The visual references include representative artists for the history of feminism, offering the historical perspective of diversity and evolutions of expression through dance, performance, photography and video-art.

Invited by WASP Studios, the visual artist Aurora Király offers theoretical support in the project’s research and production period, collaborating with the artists Flavia Giurgiu, Geta Corca, Diana Spiridon and Ilinca Hărnuț in developing new performative works through the approach of a collective work practice.

The common interest of this choreographic project is working with coexistent collective presences throughout an apparently unique subject and developing a practice which disrupts through the manipulation of perception and action. In other words, while the body works with motion, sound and text, the focus is on areas between familiar and unfamiliar, between knowing and not knowing, creating a feeling of space and time expansion in which the boundaries are faded, the thin lines being unable of marking where an entity ends and another one begins. (Andreea Căpitănescu, artistic director)

Production: WASP Studios

Co-producer: 4Culture Association

Project co-financed by the Administration of the National Cultural Fund.

The project does not necessarily reflect the Administration of the National Cultural Fund`s view.  The ANCF cannot be held responsible for the project`s contents or use of results. Responsibility for the latter belongs solely to the beneficiary.

Media partners: Radio Romania Cultural, Modernism, Zeppelin, ARTA Magazine, Designist, Feeder, IQads, Romania Pozitiva

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