română/ bucurești/ cluj/ iași/ sibiu/

(mis)guided tours

A performative setting by Farid Fairuz

Assistant performer: Maria Mora

6 and 7 October 2018, 12 am and 4 pm

The way we physically and conceptually perceive the body and our own actions also participates in the way in which the boundaries and relations are established in our negotiation with various objects, ideas, people, spaces, situations, events and actions. In all these negotiations and relationships, communication protocols, hierarchies, boundaries and divisions are established and internalized.

Interested in hybrid structures and constructions, invisible relations between bodies, objects, materials, ideas, and forms, Farid Fairuz proposes perception as the first instrument to work within a mobile device operating in the public space in the form of a guided tour. Participants are at the same time performers and their own observers, in a questioning process of how conceptual and physical boundaries are created between entities.

The tour will access different public spaces and will take up to 2 hours. The number of participants is limited to 9 people per round.

Until he reinvented himself as Farid Fairuz and assumed a fictional biography, the artist Mihai Mihalcea was one of the most active in the field of contemporary dance in Romania, after 1989. He initiated or he has been part of many of the projects that led to the international recognition of Romanian contemporary dance and he played a key role in the establishment of structures and institutions that have become landmarks of this area. Between 2005 and 2013 he has been the director of the National Dance Center in Bucharest.

A project produced by Solitude Project and co-funded by the National Cultural Fund Administration

Partners: Minitremu, Târgu-Mureş / Collectiv A, Cluj-Napoca, Calina Foundation, Timisoara / National Dance Center Bucharest, Iași / Bucureşti

The project does not necessarily represent the position of the National Cultural Fund Administration. AFCN is not responsible for the content of the project or the way the project results can be used. They are entirely responsible to the beneficiary of the funding.