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MAKING OF_NR.3
"HEATED MINDS" ARCHIVE 13-15 JUNE 1990
curators Mihaela Michailov, David
Schwartz
18 March - 11 April 2011

Opening: Friday 18 March, 7pm

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13-15 June 1990 is a project of research and performance of recent history, initiated by Mihaela Michailov and David Schwartz in December 2009. The project is based on the process of documentation, carried out through different methods, and consists of interviews with witnesses, written press articles, reports drawn up by various institutions and organizations, public discussions, workshops etc., focused on the events which took place in Bucharest between 13 and 15 June 1990. The first stage of the project consisted of two parts: the achievement of a documentary theatre show and the creation of an informal audio-video archive containing interviews with the actors in those events: demonstrators, people who were injured or arrested, miners, workers, pensioners, leaders of the “Piaţa Universităţii” movement, political leaders, prosecutors who investigated the case, anthropologists, journalists.

Within the Making of platform we intend to present the archive of interviews taken with directly involved witnesses, an archive exhibiting the emotional scars left by those events twenty years after they took place, as well as to debate and analyze the experiences – the dilemmas, grumbles, obsessions, irritations - inflicted by the process of research upon the authors.

Several interviews from the archive will be screened in full; debates will be organized on certain issues related to the 13-15 June events which were less discussed during the show; the Making off of the show – the personal archive of the artists will be presented; a space for self-recording will be made available, where each visitor may record his/her own testimony or opinion about 13-15 June 1990.

Project supported by:

In partnership with: UAP

Media Partners:Zepellin, Arhitext, IglooMedia, Radio Romania Cultural, Revista 22, sapteseri, zilesinopti, 9am.ro, WebPR.ro, hipmag.ro, modernism.ro, studentie.ro, veiozaarte.ro, artboom.ro, neaparat.ro, metropotam.ro, artactmagazine.ro, revista Arte si Meserii, gingergroup.ro, artclue.ro, stiupecineva.ro, TATAIA.

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MAKING OF_NO. 2
CNDB, WHAT’S THE MATTER?
curator Manuel Pelmus

10 March - 15 March 2011

Opening: Thursday 10 March, 5pm

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The Bucharest National Dance Centre (CNDB) is relocating! However, not willingly. Concurrently with this forced relocation, CNDB has been invited by the Centre for Visual Introspection (CIV) to take part in its project entitled “Making of”. For six days, we shall be taking our clothes, objects and ideas to CIV’s premises.
The program I propose during these six days does not wish so much to be a retrospective of CNDB as to address the present moment while still integrating certain stances taken by CNDB over time, and which I consider important. Without glorification, but also trying to evoke, at least symbolically, the remarkable things which took place during these last five years. And there were many of them!
To me, CNDB meant discourse, research, debate, attitude and a platform-space, which hosted and undertook a string of projects and delicate stances which could not find any other place where to assert themselves. We hereby invite you to attend six days rich in presentations and debates.
The last and also the first!

(Manuel Pelmus)

Download CNDB, WHAT'S THE MATTER? by Manuel Pelmus

Project supported by:

In partnership with: UAP

Media Partners: Zepellin, Arhitext, IglooMedia, Radio Romania Cultural, Revista 22, 9am.ro, WebPR.ro, hipmag.ro, modernism.ro, studentie.ro, veiozaarte.ro, artboom.ro, neaparat.ro, metropotam.ro, artactmagazine.ro, revista Arte si Meserii, gingergroup.ro, artclue.ro, stiupecineva.ro, TATAIA.

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MAKING OF_NO. 1
READING AND COPYING CLUB
THE BUREAU OF MELODRAMATIC RESEARCH & ST

16 February - 5 March 2011

Opening: Wednesday 16 February, 7pm

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THE READING AND COPYING CLUB

In the precarious atmosphere of 2011, we are witnessing the almost complete extinction of public libraries, the disappearance o "the labor with book"and the decrease of the diversity of book stocks in foreign cultural centers in Bucharest, hand in hand with the widespread bookstore chains so rich in finery. In Romania bookshelves are now heavy with marketing textbooks, spiritual self-help books and motivational literature.
But let’s not forget how important for the research process stealthy reading still is– reading over somebody’s shoulder on a bus or reading a newspaper somebody left on a seat in the subway. Reading while lying on a bench, under your desk at the workplace, while waiting in line at the unemployment office or in residence. One neglected but important source of radicalization in labor is the reading group, be it a small or large one. We’re interested in:

1). Ways in which one can reach these seminal readings;
2). Who determines this hierarchy of references and based on what criteria;
3). What are the readings that have been buried alive, but secretly and unsuspectedly influence us.

Cheating in exams has always saved us. Copying and samizdat photocopying is being passed on to scanlaters who scan and actively digitalize books and specialized literature that should be in every home. We want to acknowledge on this occasion the reproductive and multiplicative function of copying in the dissemination of knowledge. We would also like to celebrate on this occasion the role played by friends who let us copying and actively send us compulsory readings, movies, articles, theoretical and critical texts or links without which we don’t know what to do.

In partnership with: UAP

Media Partners: Zepellin, Arhitext, IglooMedia, Radio Romania Cultural, Revista 22, 9am.ro, WebPR.ro, hipmag.ro, modernism.ro, studentie.ro, veiozaarte.ro, artboom.ro, neaparat.ro, metropotam.ro, artactmagazine.ro, revista Arte si Meserii, gingergroup.ro, artclue.ro, TATAIA.

 

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