MAGMA Contemporary Medium, Sf. Gheorghe
18/12/2014 – 11/01/2015
SALON VIDEO and MAGMA Contemporary Art Space cordially invite you to the opening of the archive-exhibition salonvideo_SUBmissions. The project provides an interactive platform for the audience, which we can both actively select and be viewers of the different works. The exhibition presents 70 sound and videoworks, which were submitted to salonvideo's open call from 2013 for the exhibition MATTERS OF METHOD (Iași, December 6 –22, 2013).
After organizing the five editions of SALON VIDEO between 2012-2014, either by open-call or by research and invitation, we begin to understand and, all the more, question the various methods for selection and exhibition concepts construction. Through an exercise of total un-involvement and restrain from any kind of framing, we are now presenting an un-selected collection of works that have previously responded to the same theme (Matters of Method). These can be viewed in any order, depending on the the audience's momentary inspiration. It is possible that some works won't be played at all, while some others would be repeatedly viewed on the four viewing stations. Whenever the works are viewed, the processes of selection and framing are inevitable. Presenting them this way seems to be a paradox: while a set of sound and videoworks are presented as if they were on the screen of our personal computers, the viewing process itself is influenced by the public and the dynamic character of the exhibition space itself. This space can change at any time, anytime another work is played by another viewer, and even when the audience is completely still.
Cezar Lazarescu Singuratatea pietrelor from Cezar Lazarescu on Vimeo.
"Our life is driven by methods and procedures. Do you know a method by which living stones?" Cezar Lăzărescu