Untitled

Duration 30′
Language Romanian, with English surtitles

Calendar

Saturday 07/11/2015 from 19:30 to 20:00

Starting from fragmentary narratives and a text generated from the interaction between a group of children and the two puppeteers, Lucian Rad and Enikő Takács, during the workshops that were the starting point of this performance, Untitled is composed of a series of acts in which various characters and situations are being sketched. The humour and the innocence which accompany these narrative and language improvisations sometimes show a hint of a dark side. Far from forming linear and coherent scenarios, the small dramatic moments – in which children transmuted into puppets are manipulated by the actors dressed in giant puppets – remind us of the almost indistinct border between freedom and manipulation, simultaneously throwing into an abyss the convention of representation.

by: Ciprian Mureșan
puppeteers: Lucian Rad și Enikő Takács
costumes: István Cîmpan
puppets: Orsolya Gál
producer: David Nolan Gallery, New York and Salonul de proiecte, Bucharest

About the artists

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).