HAVE SUM NURV (Newest Unconventional Romanian Videos) will be here once every two weeks, to keep you up to date with the best (in our opinion) unconventional clips, music-videos or short-films created by Romanian producers or artists.
Why just Romanian videos? Firstly, because we’re a Romania-based webzine and secondly, we wait to see if “it bites” and if the NURV fulfil its purpose. We came up with NURV in order to cover a larger amount of good video stuff in less time and to give you a better perspective on what is worth watching, just in case you missed something.
So here’s our second freshly-made 10-entries list of unconventional videos, which includes Romanian clips and films created and published in the last two weeks (in random order):
HAVE SUM NURV (2nd SEQUENCE)
“ENDLESS”, BY FJORD
Romanian post-rock band Fjord takes us in a 5 minutes journey through the blue, slow-motion, hypnotic world of “Endless”, track taken from their latest album “On Icy Shores”.
“DECADENCE” (MAKING OF), BY IONUT POPESCU
We featured on Cultartes the dark photo-project of Romanian photographer Ionut Popescu, a series of pictures illustrating humanity’s flaws and deceptions, by turning the male model into a rebel archangel. The video shows us the project’s making of.
“LONG LIVE THE QUEEN” (ONE WOMAN SHOW TRAILER), BY AL VISUALS/ANDREEA OLARU
“Long Live The Queen” (translation from the original Romanian “Traiasca Regina!”) is a one-woman show created by young performer Andreea Olaru. The show is based on an adaptation of Aldo Nicolaj’s play. Watch the trailer created by Al Visuals, it’s worth it!
“INTERSECTION” (RECAP), BY WORK IN PROGRESS/THE RE:ART
INTERSECTION, the contemporary art fusion created by The Reart and Work in Progress happened a month ago, but the activities final video recap was just posted. The video gives us a little taste of the Bucharest-based event, a conceptual mixture of performances, exhibitions and outdoor music shows. Cultartes was actually partner of the event. We wrote more about it here.
“XSPACE-U2011”, BY ANDREAS BODEN
Andreas Boden, architect, is filmming Bucharest’s most random awareness centres in a short-film that will slowly twist your brain to death.
“ELECTRIC CASTLE 2015” (PARODY), BY RADU GACIU
This is obviously not an artistic video, but we appreciate its unconventionalty. Radu Gaciu is literally making fun of the bad for concerts weather this Electric Castle Festival‘s edition encountered. The video it’s featuring a classic intro and scenes from old historical Romanian movies.
“BUCHAWRESTLERS – GYPSY STYLE”, BY BUCHAWRESTLERS
Not sure how many episodes they’ve got so far, but these guys (so-called Buchawrestlers) are doing a great job. What at first would seem to be a vlogging session, quickly turn into a pro-underground art manifesto, with an interesting touch of Bucharest’s social reality. Have a look.
“ADRIAN GHENIE – DARWIN’S ROOM. BIENNALE DI VENETIA”, BY ARTIBUNE TV
Well, the name needs no introductions. Romanian painter Adrian Ghenie published a video of his latest exhibition. In the video you can see people’s reactions while falling deep into his paintings. Except, they’re not really there, are they?
“CODRINA’S TRACE” (INTRO), BY ROBERT LAWRENCE
This is a photo-compilation about the subject’s personal experiences during the Romanian pre-democracy era. In the background you can listen the voice talking you through the whole thing.
“FEED ME – MULTIMEDIA PROJECT”, BY FEED ME
Cultartes also featured Feed Me back in the day, and you can now watch their new outdoor installation in the last clip they posted on Vimeo. More about Feed Me you can read here.
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