acesta nu e un interviu pentru media, e parte dintr-o aplicatie pentru proiectul home base jerusalem. (februarie 2013)
a urmat un alt interviu pe skype (primul din viata mea). se pare ca nu a fost un mare succes, pentru ca m-au anuntat ca am ramas pe lista scurta si ca voi fi invitat la anul.
urmarindu-le site-ul am observat ca, din pacate, proiectul nu s-a mai tinut deloc.
22. How would you define the meaning of Home?
A funny statement that I found is: Home is where you feel free to fart. Home is the place where the society ends and the kingdom of self arises but in the same time is a nodal point for a series of polarities: departure – arrival, family – community, space – place, interior – exterior, domestic – social, work – spare time, feminine – masculine, being – becoming, none of this category being strictly determined.
23. What topics do you find to be at the forefront of contemporary culture?
The triumph of society of spectacle which led, paradoxically, to the disenchantment of the world. „Hell is other people” vs „global village”.
24. What are your sources of inspiration?
The amazing diversity of interractions between people; hazard factor which can help to rise new things; genuine passion.
25. Please define three artists / thinkers who have been important for the development of your work
Jerzy Grotowsky, Daniel Miller (the anthropologist), Jerome Bel
26. What are three of your professional and/or personal achievements of the last year?
The selection at danceWEB, Vienna 2012
The premiere of my first solo, Zuzgwang (eXplore dance festival, Bucharest 2012)
The expanding of my project, lorgean theatre, a living-room theatre to other flats of Bucharest, on campaign entitled „Playing with Open House”.
The publishing of the book „The Living-Room Theater” – http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AZCCYD4
27. What are professional and/or personal goals you hope to achieve during 2013?
I want to develope Universal Performance piece, project that I started to work since last year with another 5 performers from France, Norway, Sweden, Germany, Slovenia. I want to start preparations to first edition of HomeFest, established for spring 2014, which would be the first festival which would take place only in the flats of communist blocks.
28. Why are you interested to be part of HomeBase Project VI Jerusalem?
I’m intersted to dig into the topic of the specific relationships which develops between the dwellers of a city and the city itself. I want to experience different approaches of what home means to other people and to research how can be a flat transformed into a „domus artistica”. I’m intersted to share and to gain experience with other artists and to meet people with the same interests.
29. What can you contribute to the program?
lorgean theatre is the first romanian living-room theater. It was opened in december 2008.
– lorgean theatre involves theater and dance in the domestic spaces.
– performative work at lorgean theatre is reinterpreted and personalized.
– lorgean theatre’s audience is as important as the performance. sometimes is part of the performance.
– at lorgean theatre the audience don’t pay the entrance fee, but bring objects related to the theme of the performance.
I manage this place by my own and therefore I have a lot of experience relating with art taking place in domestic places. One of my generally goals is to establish the house as a „institutionalised” stage of contemporary times. Maybe the Jerusalem Home Base project is a step further in this direction.
30. What previous experience do you have in collaborative projects?
I worked with other four performers in the piece Inertia For Everybody, 2010
Currently I work with another five performers in the project Universal Performance. During the years I’ve collaborated with most of the artists that performed at lorgean theatre (where I don’t perform)..
31. What does community mean to you?
This is a tough question. Because I am person who spend a lot of time on my own, but more than 1000 people cross the threshold of my flat in the last 4.5 years. Using lorgean theatre as a cultural frame I try to produce communitas. What this type of theatre can bring forward is a re-enchantment of the domestic space, which becomes the place of events with liminoid character, where strangers or people, who know each other too little, like the inhabitants of a block, can become a communitas, with potential of community. In a world where everything is already known, consumed and construed, the house, the place of the most banal actions in the indicative mood can become a space of the subjunctive mood.
32. Why Jerusalem?
Unlike Jerusalem, from ethnical and cultural point of view, Bucharest is almost monolithical. People have the same behaviour in cultural situations, they relate with their houses in the same way. Working in the field that I love in a multicultural and multireligious city like Jerusalem would be a great achievement. I could learn a lot, it could be a turning point in my career.