4Culture Association and WASP – Working Art Space & Production presents the photo-video-object installation ”Jardin d’Europe”.
Jardin d’Europe Installations consists of projects by emerging talents, bringing a new, creative interpretation of space at WASP studios. You will have the chance to see: a sounding-sculpture on the theme of the cultural custom called “Caloian”, a documentation of street intervention through photography and text, a refrigerator which will be covered by magnets as people will bring their own souvenirs, and a photo-video installation discussing emigration and integration, all displayed at WASP – Working Art Space and Production.
Address: 67-93 Ion Minulescu Street, Bucharest, RO
Presentation of the projects: Saturday, 12th of October 2013, 7pm
CALOIAN through Europe (audio-sculpture installation)
by Adina Mocanu and Alexandra Sandu (Bucharest –RO)
”Caloian” is a custom practiced in the past for driving away the drought and also a symbol of transition from the material world to the immaterial world. It represents the flow of life and a sacrifice made by the community to achieve an ”universal harmony”. It is carefully built and invoked, the methods and texts are spread by word of mouth.
Adina Mocanu and Alexandra Sandu -They activates in two artistic directions, questioning the notions of public space, the connection between society as a cultural space and individual rituals.
HERE and AGAINST (documentation through photography of street intervention)
by Gabriel Stoian (Bucharest-RO)
”HERE and AGAINST” wants to establish a relationship between the common understanding of any street viewer and a series of rhetorical pop-up messages placed on public urban billboards, buildings, trees and other bodies.
Gabriel Stoian is a PhD student at “University of Art and Design” in Cluj-Napoca. He was a resident at Habitat Artistic Castello in Spain and was nominated at Strabag ArtAward International and “Walter Koschatzky” Art-Award in Austria and EBienale Bucharest.
JARDIN MAGNETIQUE (object installation) – work in progress with audience intervention
by Manuela Borza and Iosif Trif (Bucharest-RO | Brasov – RO)
“JARDIN MAGNETIQUE” underlines the importance of the refrigerator as a screen for depicting collections of memories/received souvenirs from different trips or important social events and explores the way this household object brings new socio-cultural meaning to the private space.
Manuela Borza - Studies Photography and Dynamic Image (MA) at the National University of Arts in Bucharest. She is s a multimedia freelancer with background in film production, advertising, videography, online editing and photography. She is currently working as a Segment Producer for the documentary film directed by Florin Iepan.
+- OSTALGIA (Photo-Video installation)
by Olivia Grecea (Cluj-Napoca – RO)
“+- OSTALGIA” documents the cleavage between the country of origin and the adoptive country of young Romanians who live and work in Western Europe. The installation intends to blur the East – West antagonism and to stimulate a critical approach of the emigration and integration issue.
Olivia Grecea - Studied theater directing and theater studies in Cluj and Paris and collaborated with theatres in Cluj and Timisoara. She won a Leonardo da Vinci scholarship with the performing arts company artscenico (Dortmund, Germany) and participated in workshops led by theatre, contemporary dance and visual arts professionals (among which Rui Catalao, David Esrig, Florin Fieroiu, Andrew Head, Collectif MxM, , David Nica, Patrice Pavis, Esteve Soler).
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With the support of Jardin d’Europe, funded by the Culture Programme of the European Union
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