Presentation by Oana Toderică
Friday, 25th July 2014, at 19.00h
Al. Lăpuşneanu Street No. 7-9
This Friday, responding once more to a proposal coming from a Iaşi based artist, tranzit.ro/ Iaşi invites you to a presentation starting with the yet unrealized project "Cuvinte Alese în Peisaj" ("Choice words in the picture"), an art project initiated and carried out by artist Oana Toderică Moraru. The encounter with her artistic practice was made possible due to the "Guest Teacher" programme.
”The project consists in 16 simple, direct, captivating statements printed on a coloured, slightly textured background that matches the environment: TE VĂD (I SEE YOU), EȘTI VIU/VIE (YOU ARE ALIVE), TE OBSERV (I'M WATCHING YOU), EȘTI FRUMOS/FRUMOASĂ (YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL), TE CAUT (I'M LOOKING FOR YOU), EȘTI PREZENT/PREZENTĂ (YOU ARE PRESENT), TE URMĂRESC (I'M FOLLOWING YOU), EȘTI ÎN SIGURANŢĂ (YOU'RE SAFE), TE CUNOSC (I KNOW YOU), EȘTI ÎNTREG/Ă (YOU ARE WHOLE), TE ASCULT/ EȘTI SINCER/Ă (I'M LISTENING/YOU'RE HONEST), TE IUBESC (I LOVE YOU), EȘTI PUTERNIC/Ă (YOU'RE STRONG), TE IERT (I FORGIVE YOU), ESTI LIBER/Ă (YOU'RE FREE).
It is a set of statements that target each viewer personally. A superior – cognitive or spiritual – authority gives us unconditioned positive suggestions. A gratuitous declaration, an inventory of potential or ideal, questionable or unquestionable qualities.” (Oana Toderică)
Oana Toderica (Moraru) has studied at the "George Enescu" University of Arts in Iaşi; she has organized two personal shows and has numerous contextual works in various media (installation, performance, object, photography, text). Currently she is a PhD candidate at the same university, working on a number of ongoing projects/interventions in the city of Iaşi.
Guest Teacher is an informal service suited to enrich current academic curricula of art students and other young artists living and working in Iași. It encourages a horizontal approach on education that focuses on dialogue and peer-to-peer reviews together with contemporary art professionals.
tranzit.ro/ Iași artist-in-residence Cristina DAVID together with the Danish writer Mikkel ROSENGAARD first offered this service to our small art community.
This project is coordinated by Florin Bobu / 1+1.