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Opened in May 2011 in a former inn dating from the turn of the last century, Anca Poterașu Gallery is a space dedicated to recent and contemporary art that focuses on supporting and promoting art-related initiatives and innovative local curatorial projects. In March 2014 Anca Poterașu Gallery began the process of expanding with a new gallery space, located in the same building as the current location. In the current transition period this extension is being used for a series of exhibition projects meant to test the architecture of the space for the new purpose. Anca Poterașu Gallery aims to be active on the international scene, to increase the visibility and accessibility of Romanian contemporary art on the international art markets and to encourage cultural cooperation and intercultural dialogue. An essential part of the Gallery’s policy is an open call program addressed to emerging artists, which aims at providing them - every two years - with a framework for professional exhibiting and a dynamic work environment.

Signal: Invisibility Transmitted

19:00 - 04:00
Tip eveniment:
Deschis la NAG
Perioada expozitie:
09/14/2016 - 10/31/2016

Exhibition Opening: Sept. 14, 2016, between 19.00h - 22.30h Exhibition : Sept. 14 - Oct. 31, 2016 Radio: the act of communicating meaning at first hearing through the process of transmitting words, sounds and silence ‘in time’… from an official House of Radio to the shared courtyard of individual homes. Signal: a public service broadcast into private living rooms… a recorded community response… a re-enacted performance in a radio theatre… a negotiated installation of collective memories. (Jon Dean) “I'm interested in building portals, not works of art,” says Irina Botea Bucan while in the process of developing a new exhibition, devised and created together with Jon Dean. A recording booth, a video screening room, a living room, a sound-proof corridor connecting all these spaces. Sounds envelop the place. Testimonials, histories, recollections, vague noises, failed sonic attempts, pieces of sound cut off in the air – they're all making you feel like you’re in the agora, in the domestic space of a home, or a protective shell. You glide between sounds and walk naturally into their intimacy. With your physical presence, you embody the voices; you are their body. Each bodiless voice will meet the real voices of the visitors, those of the exhibition's neighbours, voices from the house's indoor garden and voices of the school children across the street. Sounds come close and complement each other; they grow and turn into something different. The House of Radio is at the core of this exhibition project. Without occupying a central place in the exhibition, it ineffably infiltrates it, just as the radio enters homes and frees imagination. The radio theatre places you in the middle of the action, inside stories for children, you recognise voices, you even know their slightest inflexions. The story of a mighty Radio House: intimidating here and there, yet able at any time to recreate intimacy, the story of an inn-house with guests that come, stop for longer or shorter periods of time, touch its walls with their stories and then go on their way. A living room with two armchairs, lampshades, a TV set placed centrally and many voices that come from the four corners of the room like patron deities of the house. What is, I wonder, the role of the TV set, and also what do the voices tell to one another/ to you? The domination of the visual, of the spectacle technologies, finds a counterpoint: sound. Imagination comes on radio waves and migrates into your home, just like radical thoughts do. Radio is ideology and propaganda, just as it is healing and creation. It is poison and antidote. Radio is the place for parole in libertà (Marinetti), just as it is a medium of manipulation, of political ideology, harshly criticised by Bertolt Brecht or Rudolf Arnheim. Radio, as Brecht recommended, must know how to transmit but also how to receive, how to listen, how to keep away from isolation and build a relation. Radio must know how to give a voice to the multiple voices. Radio recreates presence, proximity and imagination. It creates communities, those unrepresentable communities from Agamben's La comunità che viene. An exhibition open to communication, an exhibition about people, about imaginary theatre stages, about sound sources, about a clump of magnetic tape that may sound like an endless autumn forest when squeezed in one's hands. With the outstanding contribution of actress Alexandrina Halic and director Vasile Manta. (Daria Ghiu) Special Thanks: Alexandrina Halic, Vasile Manta, Attila Vizauer, Octav Avramescu, Maria Balabaș, Aurora and Vasile Bucan, Cătălin Crețu, Adina Dragomir, Bogdan Florea, Elisabeta Horea, Maria Iancu, Nicu Ilfoveanu, Doru Malanciuc, Felicia Mihalca, Adrian Modreanu, Marilena Negoescu, Horia Pop, Magda Negru, Cristian Petrescu, Cornel Poterașu, Anca Poteraşu, Adi the Postman, Renata Rusu, Vasile Scripcariu, Cristina Stoenescu, Marius Vătămanu, Sasha Media Partner: Radio România Cultural