4Culture Association and WASP Studios are pleased to announce new artists and residencies within Life Long Burning – Creative Crossroads, receiving support during the next period at WASP Working Art Space and Production.
Hardrive – Deep Inside
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 the 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 altogether.
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.
The first presentations of the project will take place in September 2020, in Bucharest.
Hardrive – Deep Inside is a cultural project organized by 4Culture Association and co-financed by the Administration of the National Cultural Fund.
4Culture invited three teams of artists to develop new multidisciplinary production and research projects within the Life Long Burning Creative Residencies, at WASP Working Art Space and Production.
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.
For their artistic residency, Super:Serios are experimenting with an extended board-game inside the gallery space, where the visitors become both players and game pieces. The visitors will be invited to experiment both the outcome of the residency and the game developing process.
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.
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.
Ciprian Făcăeru – Concept/Virtual Set Design
Andrei Raicu – Sound Design
Florin Dumitru – Software Design
Technological expertise – Dan Făcăeru, Sabin Șerban, Andrei Mușetescu
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.
Denise Lobont (b. 1995, Deva) is a graduate of the BA Photo-Video section at the National University of Arts in Bucharest in 2017. During her university years she benefited from a scholarship from a partner university in France, and post -the license completed an internship in Paris for 5 months in a photo studio. She is currently a recent graduate of the master’s program of the same section. The topics she is interested in are: ethnic minorities, gender identity, fashion in a social context. A leitmotif of his projects is the dismantling of gender clichés, where he collaborated with various artists or models from the underground scene of Bucharest.
The artist’s project follows the research and documentation of Romani culture, with focus on their specific clothing, addressing social issues such as the integration in contemporary society through giving up the traditional clothing.
The residences are part of Life Long Burning 2020, a cultural project co-financed by the Administration of the National Cultural Fund and the European Union – Creative Europe Programme.
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.ro, IQads, România Pozitivă