Rarita Szakats on Mon, 21 May 2007 08:56:30 +0200 (CEST)

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[Nettime-ro] FW: Residencies at new Romanian art centre

*Residencies at new Romanian art centre, Transylvania*
Posted: 07-05-2007

Morisena art centre in Transylvania, Romania invites artists to apply for various residency projects to help launch this new international artists space.

// Decorating Morisena art centre 2nd - 29th July

Morisena www.morisena.org <http://www.morisena.org> offers a space for international collaborative art projects, seminars on ecology, sustainability, contemporary art related issues, summer camps and at times a dorm for backpackers. In June the attic will be renovated as designed by Dutch architects Harm Timmermans and Stijn Kemper (it needs insulation, a floor and heating installations) and in July we intend to take care of its inner look and feel.

About 9 artists are invited to help us decorate the living and working space at Morisena. We will provide food and lodging during the project, interactions with the local community as well as materials and funds for the furniture and decorations to be built during the camp. The exciting part of the project will be organising the official opening of Morisena in the weekend of 7th July ~ a three days event as old times wedding parties used to happen in Transylvania. Special guests and friends Dr Schnaps and Dj Olga from Geneva http://www.myspace.com/gypsysoundsystem will bring the nights on fire, together with few more friends DJ's invited (surprise!)


// Hitchhiking to Transylvania -- collaborative video art project 1 -- 31 August 2007

About 7 video artists from north and south, east and west will be invited to hitchhike to Morisena, in the heart of Transylvania. On the way, they will record images, sounds / music, representing whatever inspires charms or intrigues them. The meeting point is Morisena, the centre for art residencies, cultural exchange and local development established in Sangeorgiu de Mures, on the 1 st of August 2007.

Perhaps a week is needed for the artists to get familiar with each other, to watch each others material and to figure out a way of working together and to decide about the ways the material will be used for the end result, for example recomposing fragments according to a script to be written together. Artists may need to shoot some more material on the spot / in the surroundings. The last week will be reserved for the editing and final processing of the art video.

At the end of August a screening will take place at Teatru 74 (in Targu Mures). Dissemination, as well as a DVD publishing and spreading through our network will be provided. The movie will be presented submitted to various art / alternative film festivals.

Continuity and follow up : in 2008 we intend to have the film "travelling" back to the original departure points of each artist, with a team of caravans leaving Morisena at the same time and stopping on the road to various locations -- at centres that would be interested in discussing the film. Various screenings can take place simultaneously, followed by round table discussions and teleconferences via webcams in order to discuss issues such as identity of the traversed spaces etc. This project can be developed in collaboration with SODAart (www.sodaart.at ) in the context of their NOMAD project, that can provide the needed caravans equipped with all it takes for screenings and round-table discussions.


// TransyMusic 20 November -- 20 December 2007 a collaboration with Ergo Phizmiz (UK) www.ergophizmiz.com

Seven artists and musicians from east and west, north and south will be invited to take part in a unique and collaborative process for the creation of contemporary music inspired by Transylvanian vibes. Artists should bring their own instruments. We will provide microphones and sound recording / editing equipment. Ancient local songs (live and recorded) from the Mures valley / Transylvania will be regularly presented as an inspiration for the abroad participants. These songs will be from local Romanian, Hungarian and Gipsy cultures.

Artists from sculpture and video-art will also be invited to respond to Transymusic and document the process creatively. Throughout the project we will look at innovative ways of combining the visual and sound elements of Transymusic.

In what will be an exploratory and experimental process, the month will be used cross-pollinating, improvising, recording, and experiencing the local culture, bringing diverse elements together and creating dialogues culminating a body of work with a number of outlets, including a concert, a CD, an art installation, and a web-based archive.

A concert will be held in Targu Mures based Teatru 74 -- inside the middle age fortress of the city - at the end of the residency. The art installation will be exhibited in one of the art galleries in the area, and the CD with TransyMusic and documentation about it will be sent to our network of curators / galleries, disseminating the project internationally. The web-archive will comprise a collection of sound files from the duration of the project, licensed with a Creative Commons license for further recomposition and creative uses. As a way of creating connections between various Morisena projects and participating artists, we may use the TransyMusic for the fashion parade of NoMode-TransyMode project on 2008.

Artists to be invited include practitioners from Japan, India, South-America, Germany, England, Indonesia , Africa, and Thailand.


// Morisena will provide food and lodging during the project. The conditions are fine but not luxurious and together we'll make sure the place will be clean, messy and cozy. There will be home made wine, and some delicious home made jams and more, all own production with fruits and veggies coming mainly from our own (and the neighbors) biologic gardens. Participants are invited to bring a sleeping bag and their good moods as well as a lot of ideas about how to make something amazing with little money. Something something specific from their own country to be shared in the residency after-party would be nice.

For more details, partcipating or collaborating in our projects, please send a CV and a motivation letter at morisena@gmail.com <mailto:morisena@gmail.com> or at iulianavarodi@gmail.com <mailto:iulianavarodi@gmail.com>

www.musafirfoundation.net <http://www.musafirfoundation.net> :::: www.morisena.org <http://www.morisena.org> ::::::::::::: www.stupgrup.ro <http://www.stupgrup.ro> ::::
Sangerogiu de Mures ::::: Mures district ::::::::: Romania ::: Str Principala nr 940
+ 40 265 319 771, + 40 728 055 775

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