collective performance

Hosted by: Ioana Marinescu, Iulia Mărăcine, Smaranda Găbudeanu and Andreea David  

The mould is the imprint of an object on a surface, a negative of form, palpable memory. 

To the ancient Greeks, memory was the imprint on the soul of a past event.

You are invited to take part in a collective performance, an exercise in remembering framed by the action of mould making. Fragments of personal and collective memories will interfere with physical actions. You are welcome to bring an art work, a story, a text, a song, a small object or a photograph as a trigger for certain memories. Or simply bring yourself. 

You can take part in the performance or you could only witness it. Those who wish to participate, please bring clothes that can get dirty. We will work with plaster, which is easy to wash off. 

Past Present proposes a back and forth movement between forgetting and remembering, erasing and restoring. What remains when seemingly there is nothing left? What is the potential for generating new perspectives on a challenging past?

Film: Laurențiu Calciu.  

Sound: David Crawford, Doru Apreotesei

Featuring: Thomas Goodey, Hennie Lee, Eliza Trefaș

More about the project here

The performance PAST PRESENT. Fragments of memory is a follow-up of PAST PRESENT. Fragments of memory: Bucharest-Pompeii-London, installation and performance commissioned by Beaconsfield in London. The project was originally conceived by Ioana Marinescu as part of her doctoral research at Slade School of Fine Art in London and further developed together with Smaranda Găbudeanu and Iulia Mărăcine.

Co-producers: PETEC (Books and Theatre Association), Beaconsfield Gallery

In partnership with: CNDB (The National Center for Dance Bucharest), /SAC @Malmaison (Space for Contemporary Art), CESI (Centre for Excellence in Image Studies), H2DANCE, Cartierul Uranus, Radio România Cultural (Romanian Radio Broadcasting Corporation), Igloo

Special thanks to: MiC – Pompeii Archeological Park and Cartierul Uranus community.

The ongoing project ‘PAST PRESENT. Moving archives’ is co-financed by the National Cultural Fund Administration (AFCN). 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 how the results of the project may be used. These are entirely the responsibility of the beneficiary of the financing.

The London project ‘PAST PRESENT. Fragments of memory: Bucharest–Pompeii–London’ was co-financed by the Romanian Cultural Institute through the Cantemir Programme — a funding framework for cultural projects intended for the international environment. The Romanian Cultural Institute cannot be held responsible for the content of this material. 

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