In Room M1, free entrance
The visual poem Abyss explores the enigmatic and charismatic personality of the dancer Irinel Liciu, first soloist of the Romanian Opera ballet in Bucharest in the 1950s-’60s. Shot on film and using archive footages and photos from the National Film Archive, Agerpress News Agency, and Secolul 21 Magazine archive, Abyss is an essay on the condition of the artist and the relationship with his/her art and life.
Matei Bejenaru (b. 1963) is a visual artist and professor of photography and video art at “George Enescu” National University of ArtsIasi. He is the founder and artistic director of Peripheric Biennial for Contemporary Art in Iasi (1997 to 2008). His recent projects explore the
politics of representation through the prism of photography, video and public performance. Using documentary photography and film, he generates hybrid art projects at the confluence of visual arts, poetry, experimental music and scientific research.
Directed by: Matei Bejenaru
With the participation of: Adina Cezar, Liana Tugearu, Ioan Tugearu
Music: Jean-Paul Dessy
Digital image and sound editing: Mihai-Marian Mina
Colorist: Mihai-Marian Mina
Narrator: Octavian Jighirgiu
Sound: Vlad Onescu
Kodak Vision3 film developed and scanned at Cinelabs Bucharest, Romania
Negative developing: Viorel Popescu
Negative preparation for scanning: Javier Gomez
Film scanning: Catalin Miloiu
With support of: The Romanian National Opera, Iasi and The National Opera Bucharest, Romanian Film Center, The National Film Archive.
4Culture Association, WASP Studios, producer Andreea Capitanescu
CO-FINANCED & SUPPORTED BY
The Administration of the National Cultural Fund, Life Long Burning - Towards A Sustainable Eco-System for Contemporary Dance in Europe, supported by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union
Supported by Romanian Cultural Institute and Europalia Arts Festival