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Simona & Ramona

Sunday, 13th of November 2016 Iași
Al. Lăpușneanu St. 7-9

We invite you on Sunday, 13th of November to take part at the book launch of the publication BAHLUI ARCADIA & OTHER STORIES in the presence of the authors: Simona Dumitriu and Ramona Dima.

In July 2015 Simona and Ramona realised one of the most powerful projects in public space that we – as institution, have witnessed. Bahlui Arcadia was constitute out of one performance in public space on the shores of the Nicolina river, at its confluence with the river Bahlui and one video installed in the space of Iași on the Lăpușneanu Street. For four hours the public could have followed a protocol of encountering by first visiting the video installation and then start moving through the city towards the place where Simona was walking on a stepper all this time listening Radio Trinitas. This publication started to exist and compose itself back then. On Sunday we will finally be able to browse it together.

Ramona & Simona are thanking for collaboration to Ileana / aka The Sky Collector, without whom many of these would not have been done.

Simona & Ramona
Authors: Simona Dumitriu, Ramona Dima
Published by Iași, 2016
Design and layout: Andrei Timofte
Translations in English by Sorana Lupu (pages 27-50)
ISBN: 978-606-93856-8-5

© 2016 Simona Dumitriu | Ramona Dima | Iași

Simona Dumitriu is working, both in the artistic and pedagogic/curatorial places, at the intersection between the interest for memory, archive and language, preferring collaborative practices. She is a member of the artists' collective that coordinated the Platforma space in Bucharest between 2010 and 2015. (platformaspace)

With a background in literary studies, Ramona Dima is just starting a PhD degree in the Queer culture in Romania, being interested in its reflection in the media and in the local cultural products starting with the 1990s, as well as by the traces that can be found, mainly in Romanian literature, starting with the early 20th century.

Since 2014, Simona și Ramona have been working together, using other people's words, their own histories and perceptions and their relationship in order to create projects that combine queer activism with text-based and performance-based practices. (poetrybody)

This event will be streamed live in the frame of the long term project Iași: Public Space. aLIVE (2016 – 2018) realized with the financial support of the Iași City Hall, through the 2016 programme for non-reimbursable funding granted by the Iași City Hall budget.