by Ariel Cusnir
Wednesday, 18 November 2015, 6 pm
tranzit. ro/ București,
Str. Gazelei nr. 44, sector 4
ODD presents Ariel Cusnir’s performative intervention in relation to the project Atlas - a large, illustrated index of topics on the relationship between civilization and water on the one hand, and the importance of the alphanumeric system in the development of our culture, on the other.
The project uses as working material the development of the Internet, and some input from specialists in various fields including genetics, geology, history, archaeology, literature, ceramics, and linguistics. The artist’s central task during the residency at ODD was to bring together a complete index of topics and a global model of content using these search tools, as well visiting specific places such as those connected to the Thracian civilization and its development in the region.
The event at tranzit. ro includes the presentation of the resulting visual material, new recordings of different artists’ responses to the selected themes, as well as a short reading by Ariel Cusnir.
The residency is supported by ODD and the Artists’ Union (UAP). The work space is offered by tranzit. ro/București, which also hosts the final presentation.