Screening and discussion with the authors
“A film constructed on a text that seems to be a theatrical performance rather than the transcript of a trial. The camera traces facades of communist block housing, depressingly unchanged over the past fifteen years, as the transcript from the trial of Communist dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu and his wife, Elena, is read without pause or emotion. The intensity of the film is created by the tension between the dizzying and unceasing movement of the camera and the continuous and expressionless reading of the trial script, recording a very dark episode of modern history.“ (Mona Vătămanu & Florin Tudor)
The screening will be followed by a discussion and a Q&A session with the participation of the authors and the audience.
The event is part of a series of screenings and discussions initiated by Florin Bobu that will take place in 2016.
Mona VĂTĂMANU & Florin TUDOR, born 1968/1974, work together since 2000. Selected Solo Exhibitions: Flying Utopia, Tranzit.sk, Bratislava, 2015; Le monde et la dette, D+T Project, Brussels, 2015; I do not know the real story which happens there, Argos Centre for Arts and Media, Brussels, 2014; 46°19′41″N 23°12′44″E Geamana, Andreas Huber Gallery, Vienna, 2014; All that is Solid Melts into air, Extracity, Antwerp, 2013; I dreamt the work of another artist, Kunsthalle Lissabon, 2013; Powerlessness a Situation. Revolutie, Frankfurter Kunstverein, 2013. Recent group exhibition include: Still (the) Barbarians, EVA Biennial, Limerick, 2016; All Men Become Sisters, Muzeum Sztuki ms2, Lodz, 2015; Ortstermin mit Leoni Wirth, Kunsthaus Dresden, 2015; What is to come has already arrived, MUSAC, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla y Leon, 2015; A Luxury We Cannot Afford, Para Site, Hong Kong, 2015; Social Factory, 10th Shanghai Biennale, Power Station of Art, Shanghai, 2014; A History, Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2014; Something in Space Escapes Our Attempts at Surveying, Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, 2014; Report on the Construction of a Spaceship Module, New Museum, New York, 2014; Atlas of Modernity, The 20th and 21st Century Art Collection, ms2 Muzeum Sztuki, Lodz, 2014; Sights and Sounds, Global Film and Video, The Jewish Museum, New York, 2014; Meeting Points 7, Ten Thousand Wiles and a Hundred Thousand Tricks, M hka, Antwerp, 2013; Videonale.14, Kunstmuseum Bonn, 2013; Général Bordure, Centre d'art contemporain de Quimper, le Quartier, Quimper, 2013.