event by Larisa David
Wednesday, 18 December 2019, at 6.p.m
Address: tranzit. ro/ Cluj, Str. Napoca 16, 1st floor, Cluj
In frame of the Classroom projects initiated by tranzit. ro/Cluj, Larisa David hosts an evening where she will present a performance and a selection of videos made by Vangjush Vellahu, Taietzel Ticalos, Lili Huston-Herterich şi Helen Anna Flanagan.
The works explore borders in physical and mental forms, gestures of expansion or retreat, and acts of domination or resistance. From here to there is a performance that teases multiple relationships between togetherness and alienation by tracing different accounts of mobility, past and present. The performance is part of an on-going series of performances on the themes of performativity, community and mobility. The works seek to bring marginal histories to the stage and investigate modes of interfering, interrupting, and misbehaving. By looking at gestures that are visible or hidden, collective or individual, resistant potential is explored.
Larisa David is based between Rotterdam and Bucharest. She makes performances, installations, videos and scripts that incorporate found sources and her own writing. In her works she investigates ways in which power relations affect subjective narratives by looking at constructions of bodies in diverse systems. This is an ongoing exploration where she follows hidden or illegible moments from past and present to reflect on ways of feeling and seeing that allow straying from the familiar.
Vangjush Vellahu lives and works in Berlin. Vellahu is a visual artist working with video, prints, objects and archives with the focus on different forms of story telling particular to specific communities; exploring how collective memories of authoritarian regimes are produced and remembered by communities affected by them. His works intertwine urban histories of entities that from an ideological and political stand point remain on the margins of recognition. His travels often take a shape of journal-like reconfigurations that attempt at re-defining the popular understanding of what borders, territories or geographies represent today.
Taietzel Ticalos is a visual artist based in Bucharest. Her artistic practice investigates the transmutation of reality into the virtual space and contemplates the development of digital narrations. She focuses on sexual objectification, social media as consumer media, digital performance and digital reenactment. Between 2014- 2016 she coordinated with Gabriela Mateescu the mobile group Nucleu 0000, a flexible collective of young Romanian artists. Lili Huston-Herterich is an artist who works with sculpture, photography, sound, video, and recently performance. Her methodology begins with accumulation of material and progresses with the simultaneous sorting and research through these materials. Her practice is radically dependent, and informed by feminist research practices. She aims to trace the ideas, people, materials, methods, history, and inheritance her work emerges from.
Helen Anna Flanagan (1988, Birmingham) graduated with a MA from AKV St Joost, Netherlands and her BA from Falmouth College of Arts, UK. She has exhibited widely and shown in a number of international festivals, such as Go Short International Film Festival (NL), November Film Festival (UK), Film and Video Poetry Symposium (USA), Plymouth Contemporary 2017 (UK) and Art Rotterdam (NL). Helen has participated in a number of residency programs at Izolyatsia, Kiev; Forum Stadtpark, Graz; Bucharest AIR, Romania; bb15, Linz; Metal, Southend-on-sea; and Atelierhaus Salzamt, Linz. Helen is the winner of the 2019 IKOB Feminist Art Prize and is part of the post-academic residency at HISK in 2019 and 2020
The main partner of tranzit.ro is ERSTE Foundation.
Photo: Larisa David