Director: Miki Braniște
Curators: Iulia Popovici, Miki Braniște
Associated artist: Farid Fairuz
Festival coordinator: Cristina Bodnărescu
Coordination assistance: Oana Mardare, Ștefania Robu
Communication & PR: Corina Bucea, Oana Hodade
International relations & Guest: Sinta Wibowo
Production & logistics coordinator: Simina Corlat
Production & logistics assistant: Ani Mărincean
Technical coordinator: Attila Almási
Volunteer coordinator: Radu Bogdan
Ticketing: Alexandra Chițu
Graphics: Eugen Coșorean
Photo: Roland Váczi
Video: Mihai Stanciu, Patricia Niță
Trailer: Radu Văidean (moving-pictures.ro)
Although the theme of the 9th edition of the festival TEMPS D’IMAGES seems to announce a dramatic, disastruous and imminent ending, we actually intend to draw attention to what comes after we admit failure or defeat. What do we do after we’ve understood and vizualized the end? In 2016 we are talking about the failure of a way of functioning, about the impossibility of making the changes we want and about acknowledging the exhaustion of resources.
Contemporary society seems to rely on economic, political, institutional, educational and relational practices which don’t correspond to today’s needs, thus determining us to seek new ways of functioning. However, as every year, we have not prepared solutions for the issues which concern us, but we would rather try to take the subject further by asking questions that can stimulate a common change of perspective.
What is the point in admitting bankruptcy? What stimulates us to escape the overwhelming failure? How do we transform the current paradigm? How can we recompose the present in order to imagine a possible future?
Post.bankruptcy – a theme we are approaching together with our guest artists in order to provoke our imagination in conditions of maximum lucidity: yes, it’s over, but what comes next?
1. Fabrica de Pensule/ The Paintbrush Factory
Studio Hall (1st floor), RAP Hall (2nd floor), Lateral ArtSpace (1st floor), Bar (1st floor), Pilot (3rd floor)
59-61 Henri Barbusse street
2. Mărăști Cinema
3 Aurel Vlaicu street
3. REACTOR de creație și experiment
4 Petőfi Sándor street
40-42 Traian street
5. Sapientia University
4 Calea Turzii
6. Art Museum
30 Unirii Square
7. Insomnia Café
2 Universității street
8. Cluj Radio Hall
160 Donath street
+ Aici Acolo Pop Up Gallery
7 Samuel Brassai street
Farid Fairuz will present a fluid-performative exploration in the frame of We are all lichens project, called That panda over there, wearing pants, is a holobiont!, along with 8 other artists on the 10th of November at the Paintbrush Factory (21:.00, Studio Hall).
Farid Fairuz took the Romanian cultural scene by storm in 2010 with his critical performances on capitalism, sexuality, cultural production and religion that sharply mirror failures of the local society. Until he reinvented himself as Farid Fairuz and assumed a fictional biography, the artist Mihai Mihalcea was one of the most active in the field of contemporary dance in Romania, after 1989. He initiated or he has been part of many of the projects that led to the international recognition of Romanian contemporary dance and he played a key role in the establishment of structures and institutions that have become landmarks of this area.
Between 2005 and 2013 he has been the director of the National Dance Center in Bucharest. In 2006 he was nominated for Paris-Europe Prix 2006 by Maison d'Europe et d'Orient, Paris. In 2013 Farid Fairuz was a fellow at Akademie der Künste in the Performing Arts section. In 2014 he co-curated the festival Good Guys Only Win in Movies at Hebbel am Ufer Berlin