Atelier 35

About

Atelier 35 is a project art space powered by Larisa Crunțeanu and Xandra Popescu.

The profile of the space can be traced back to a concept authored by the Romanian Artists Union. This concept materialized as a network of spaces dedicated to experimental art and young artists in several major cities from Romania. The figure 35 suggests, what would have been considered at the time, the conventional limit of youth.

Currently, Atelier 35 cultivates an interest in socially and politically engaged projects, peripheral practices, collaboration and education.

Larisa Crunțeanu has studied Photography and Moving Image and is currently a PHD candidate at the National Arts University of Bucharest. She lives and works in Bucharest.

Xandra Popescu has studied Dramaturgy at National Film and Theatre University in Bucharest and has a background in Political Science. She lives and works in Berlin and Bucharest.

LUCRURI OARBE – ROLAND ANTON LAUB WITH RES CAECAS

Res Caecas approaches two architectural narratives shaped by the urban planning strategies of two different socialist regimes.

Through his body of work, Anton Roland Laub documents the ways in which systems of power systems leave their mark on the architectural landscape of the city.

Born and raised in Bucharest, Laub moved to Berlin in 2003. In the past years he has been returning to Bucharest on a regular basis in an attempt to reconfigure his trajectory in time and space between two urban landscapes.

His research takes as a point of departure the absurd situation of buildings which have been moved from frontal to backward positions, due to ideological reasons. How do these volatile reference points interfere with our representation of space and time?

In “De Oratore”, Cicero invokes the anecdote of Simonides of Ceos. Invited by the aristocrat Scopas to write an ode to his acts of valour, Simonides participates in a banquet with a tragic finale.The moment the poet steps outside, the rooftop of the building collapses crushing all the invitees to disfiguring them.

Simonides is the only one who manages to identify the remains, on the basis of his memories about the position of each participant. Thus the mnemonic method of loci – places – was born: linking memories to specific locations.

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