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After a first collaboration in 2013 which transformed a parking space (Ciclop Garage) into a permanent urban art gallery, Work in Progress and The reart.ro re-unite at Halele Carol, Bucharest, where for two days (May 29 and 30, 2015) they will be presenting a new contemporary art and urban culture event, INTERSECTION. Organized in partnership with Zeppelin, the event will reveal how, within an unconventional space, various art forms can communicate and creatively enrich together the space with different meanings that the viewer is invited to discover and connect the works with the architecture of the building, its context, with sound and motion.
Intersection will include: Art exhibition – site-specific installations, sculptures, prints with works by Romanian artists; Live performances and contemporary dance; Special screenings by NexT Film Festival; 2 nights of DJ sets and visuals.
The event will include a contemporary art exhibition with installations, sculptures and printed works by artists from different fields who will interpret the theme of the event in their own vision: Aitch, Bast, Raluca Băraru, Lucian Baraitaru, Alina Bohoru, Otilia Cadar, Mihai Chiţu, Mimi Ciora, Liviu Coman, Amalia Dulhan, Dragoș-Radu Dumitrescu, Victor Fota, Loreta Isac, Kadna, Horaţiu Lazăr, Cristina Matei, Oliver Merce, Ileana Oancea, Cătălin Oancea, Florin Pantilimon, Mihaela Paraschivu, Pisica Pătrată, Obie Platon, Mircea Popescu, Lea Rasovszky, Saddo, Serebe, Diana Stanciu/ Ignissa, Ramona Şlug, Sorina Vazelina. The works will be printed with the support of THE PLOT. The event will also feature live performances and a fusion between contemporary dance and bboying by FREAKQUENCY, a performance by Franke and NTH, Drum’n’Fire and more, and also workshops of screen printing by Librăria Jumătatea Plină and a workshop by STORYSCAPES, the first Romanian association focusing on transmedia storytelling and interactive narratives.
On Friday and Saturday, May 29th-30th, NexT will present a special selection of Romanian and international films from the past editions of the festival: “Endemic’s Greed” (d. Natalia Dziedzic, Poland, 2014), an animated story about primal desires, the new short film by Tudor Cristian Jurgiu – “In which the protagonist hides and then has an unexpected encounter” (2015), “Baby Nap”, a trip into the mind’s hidden playground by Paul Mureșan, “Superbia” (2014) directed by Martti Helde, “The sound of the stars dazes me” (2012) by Teddy Williams, winner of “Andrei Toncu” Award for the Best Soundtrack at NexT 2014, or “Autism” (d. Alexandru Petru Badeliță, Romania, 2013), the story of a student who is in his last year of film school and is searching for a job.
The line-up includes Romanian and international DJs: Ada Kaleh (RO), Vlad Caia (RO), Alexandra (RO), Miss I (RO), Resoe (DK), Posh (RO), Paul Popa (RO), Dragoş Rusu (RO), FILIPP (RO), EllieN (RO), Vivi. St (RO), Ciresharii (RO), Lauvon (RO), Luchian Victor (RO), Lisière Collectif (RO) (more TBA). On Saturday, May 30th, the party will take place on two stages simultaneously, with visuals and a special installation by 360view. Free entrance: Friday / Saturday (during the film screenings and workshops). Tickets for Saturday party (pre-sale 20 RON). Tickets will also be available in the evening of May 30th, at the event. Price: 25 RON before midnight/ 30 RON after midnight.
Access at the event: +18.
About Halele Carol
An initiative of Zeppelin, “Halele Carol” represents a project of transformation of old industrial areas with historical value of Hesper Factory into a cultural and event center, with the objectives of safeguarding and preservation of its historic buildings, maintaining the connection with the DNA of the space – “manufacturing and creation”, opening to the public and transformation into a new urban center of the capital. Each participant in events hosted by Halele Carol implicitly and directly supports the conversion project.
About Work in Progress and Thereart.ro
Work in Progress is a project focused on discovering and revitalizing urban spaces with an uncertain identity or evolution through artistic interventions (street art, installation, performance, etc.). Work in Progress organizes cultural and art related events in these spaces, offering the public the possibility to interact with artists and reconsider the architectural, cultural or historic value of the chosen space.
Launched in 2013, Thereart.ro is an independent platform promoting Romanian and international contemporary artists, cultural initiatives and art related events which share the idea of art to refresh mindsets.
Organizers: Work in Progress and Thereart.ro / Communication & PR: Thereart.ro
Main partner: Zeppelin
Sponsors: Grolsch, AQUA Carpatica, Jägermeister, THE PLOT, POSCA
The official car of the event: Toyota
Partenrs: NexT, Brigada de Voluntari, Grup Aşa, Parada, Eventbook.ro, Music Gear
Filming/ editing: 360view, Haihai, TimeLime
Visual identity: Cosmin Sandu and Radovanovici Delia