Iulia Gabriela Toma // “Tensiune în fir”, 2017, HD, 11’10 // Audiovisual installation (Media Room) // 08.11.2017 – 30.11.2017
Project selected for “Visualizing the sound” 2017
Production: WASP Studios. Co-production: Asociația 4Culture
Curators: Olivia Nițiș and Ciprian Ciuclea
Opening: 08.11.2017 | 7:30 pm
WASP – Working Art Space and Production
67-93 Ion Minulescu 67-93, Bucharest, Romania
In the gallery, Iulia Toma listens to the little echoes of her steps. She crosses the space in the right line, twists on the heel and starts again.
The echoes arrive late, they hit the walls. Three steps to the left, none to the right, raise the yellow color and stretch it to the room, look at her silhouette as that of a performer. The screen breaks violently, the steps turn into cut-off sounds, and violence raises violence. The blue is soft and the white sounds gloomy.
Iulia Toma tests the perception of the hidden sounds on the textile surfaces and in this way she makes them whisper. The sections becomes round lines, broken sounds and discontinued colors, and they rearrange today in a shape of a white-white-blue tsunami.
Iulia Gabriela Toma lives and works in Bucharest, using as preferred media textile fabrics, along with photography, installation and text. Social themes such as feminism, human rights, inter-personal relations in closed communities, urban materiality of inhabitation or social equity are the object of her pursuits.
She teaches at the Arts & Textile Design Department of the National Arts University of Bucharest.
She exhibited at the VIENNA BIENNALE 2015: Mapping Bucharest: Art, Memory and Revolution 1916 – 2016, (MAK Contemporary Art Collection), in 2016, in Bologna, “Buongiorno Varvara Stepanova!”, Iulia Toma & Claudiu Cobilanschi (Galleriapíu, Bologna, Italy), solo show, “Dura Europos” (Ivan Gallery, Bucharest), 2016, “Twilled connections”, Tranzit.ro, 2015
VISUALIZING THE SOUND is a cultural project produced by WASP STUDIOS in co-production with 4Culture.
Partners: UNArte – National University of Arts, Zeppelin, Modernism Punct Ro, kinema ikon, Centrul de Fotografie Contemporană, Iași
This project is financed in the frame of the Cultural Program “Bucharest Participatory City” by the Bucharest County Hall through the Cultural Center of Bucharest – ARCUB.
Visualizing the Sound is a cultural project co-funded by AFCN – National Cultural Fund Administration.
The project does not necessarily represent the National Cultural Fund Administrations point of view. AFCN cannot be held responsible for the contents of the project or for any use which may be made of the information contained therein. These are entirely the author’s’ responsibility.