Chantiers: Mădălina Dan & Ciprian Mureșan


Saturday 14/11/2009 from 20:00 to 21:00

My proposal refers to a certain approach and understanding of the mankind phenomenon starting from finding, through the body, of human needs, either physiological or spiritual. The project proposes the observation with the help of the video camera of human existence, having as a main interest factor the body and its relation with the surrounding environment. Video camera – the consciousness of the exterior eye. The exterior image of my body, differences between the way in which I perceive my body and its image. Differences between the subjective and objective body. Body during sleep. The static, unspectacular body, how can this be used both as performative representation and as video material. Speculating differences between performative art and video art; working with the physical presence and the mediate one; specificity of the means of expression. Lately I’ve been preoccupied by the imaginary domain, the way it is applied in a performance having as a method improvisation and real time composition with movement and text. I would be interested in discovering how we can work with the imaginary in video art.

Mădălina Dan

choreographer/dancer: Mădălina Dan
visual artist: Ciprian Mureșan

About the artists

Mădălina Dan is a nominee for the National Dance Centre Bucharest Awards in 2015. She initiated and produced numerous performances, debates and dance workshops. She is a constant presence on the Romanian dance scene and one of the most important artists of a new generation of dancers and choreographers. The artist was awarded for her contribution in dance and performance brought through workshops, creation labs and mentoring projects.

Ciprian Mureșan (b.1977) is a visual artist who lives and works in Cluj; from 2005 editor of IDEA art + society magazine. In 2014 he was guest professor at Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig. His recent personal exhibitions include: Obstacle Racing, Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig; Mihai Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles (2014), Stage and Twist (împreună cu Anna Molska), Tate Modern, London (2012), Recycled Playground, on view successively at FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims (2011), Centre d’art contemporaine, Geneva (2012), and Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver (2013). His group show participations include: Six Lines of Flight: Shifting Geographies in Contemporary Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (2012), Genius without Talent, de Appel Arts Centre, Amsterdam; Rearview Mirror, The Power Plant, Toronto; Image to be projected until it vanishes, MUSEION Bolzano (2011), Les Promesses du passé, Centre Pompidou, Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris (2010); The Generational: Younger Than Jesus, New Museum, New York; The Seductiveness of the Interval, the Romanian Pavilion, the 53rd Venice Biennale (2009).