The horse will make you happy
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Artists: Yolanda Benalba, Spain; Ruth Biene, Germany; Valentin Cernat, Romania; Jolijn de Wolf, Netherlands; Vivian Chinasa Ezugha, UK; Arianna Ferrari, Italy; Paul Gubernachuk, Australia; Salla Hakkola, Finland; Lena Kienzer, Austria; Burcak Konukman, Turkey; Manuel López, Spain; Gabriela Mateescu, Romania; Iivi Meltaus, Finland; Diana Miron, Romania; Marina Oprea, Romania; Nilofar Rezai, Germany; Roxana Riege, Germany; Lilia Scheerder, Netherlands; David Scheffler, Germany; Julischka Stengele, Austria; Daniela Takeva, Bulgaria; Vaida Tamoševičiūtė, Lithuania; Sarah Zaltash, UK; Imke Zeinstra, Holland; Martin Zepter, Germany; The workshops were led by: Rocio Boliver, Mexico: Alexandra Zierle & Paul Carter, UK; Jürgen Fritz, Germany. All photos taken by Jürgen Fritz

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With: Salla Hakkola, Finland; Imke Zeinstra, Holland ; Vaida Tamoševičiūtė, Lithuania; Valentin Cernat, Romania; Manuel López, Spain; Jolijn de Wolf, Netherlands; Daniela Takeva, Bulgaria; Diana Miron, Romania;

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You can download the program here

Platform for Young Performance Artists – IPA Summer Bucharest 2014




Joi, 4 septembrie/ Thursday, September 4th
Căminul Artei – Str. Biserica Enei 16
12.00 – 14.00 Sara Zaltash (UK) – START
Sing the verse. Repeat continuously while drawing a circle around yourself with graphite pencil. Do not stop singing or drawing the circle until the pencil is finished.
15.00 – Vivian Chinasa Ezugha (UK) –
16.00 – Marina Oprea, Diana Miron (RO) – Fill me up
The entertainment industry gives us the opportunity to live experiences, events that we are not willing to try ourselves through the media eye. Abstract thinking is annihilated and current events are ingested without stopping. Two spectators are emptying their minds via supersaturation with meaningless visual elements. Do they keep on watching or do they withdraw?

Spaţiul Platforma (curte)/ Platforma Space (in the courtyard) – Calea Moşilor 62-68
15.00-18.30 – Andreea David (RO)
Thursday I will build a kitchen in the courtyard of the building. In the moment I start it, I will not know if it is going to be a good work. But I will hope for the best.

Spaţiul Platforma (etaj 1)/ Platforma Space, 1st Floor – Calea Moşilor 62-68
19.30 – Lilia Scheerder (NL)
These days, my work can be defined as sound performance with a strong visual performance element. My performances often involved home-made instruments made from different materials.
20.00 – Manuel López (ES)
20.30 – Mihaela Dragan & Mihai Lukacs (RO) – Sara Kali – The Dark Madonna
Sara Kali is the giver of music, dance and the gifts of the mysteries of magic. Poetry, music and invocation will create an echo of the great Dark Mother.
21.00 – whatsthebigmistry
whatsthebigmistry is Priya Mistry multidisciplinary artist, based in the UK, working across performance and visual art forms. She was previously an Emotional Bodies artist in residence with Zona D, Gabriela Tudor Foundation, Bucharest in 2012

21.30 – Pauza/Break time
22.00 – Yolanda Benalba (ES)
22.30 – Elena Copuzeanu (RO) – Body City
My Attention, a mysterious pilgrim, fell in love with a city-body and miss the way, and find itself, in a compound of exaltation, gestures, movements or even dance.

Vineri, 5 septembrie/ Friday, September 5th
Căminul Artei, Strada Biserica Enei 16
14.30 – 16.00 – Elena Copuzeanu (RO) – What you look is not just what is seen
In this performance installation, I want to redefine the Act of looking from the perspective of the one who is seen as object and subject of contemplation.

16.00 – 17.00 – Sara Zaltash & Elena Copuzeanu
12.00-15.00 Zona Caminul Artei – Biserica Enei

‘Between our Hands’
Zierle & Carter

Between our Hands explores notions of belonging and ‘non belonging’, of home and of desolation, bringing focus to what actions it takes to move from a space of non belonging back into a place of belonging. A process unfolds, an action of shedding and tearing away the ‘wasteland’, of journeying and reconstructing a sense of home.
Zierle & Carter’s work has been widely exhibited internationally throughout Europe, Canada, United States, South America, Australia, in Asia and Africa.

~~Public space~~
Unirii Square – Piaţa Unirii, cu începere de la blocul Sitraco/ Unirii Square, starting @ the Sitraco building)
17.00 – Valentin Cernat – Happy
„[…] Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you know what happiness is to you
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel like that’s what you wanna do

18.00 – Burcak Konukman (TR) – in faţa Băncii Naţionale a României/ in front of the National Bank of Romania

Spaţiul Platforma (curte)/ Platforma Space, in the courtyard, Calea Moşilor 62-68
14.00 – 22.00 – Andreea David (RO)
Together with some people, we will use the kitchen to cook aubergines. We plan to make a salad. We will make a fire at 14:00. From 15:00 to 17:00 we will grill the aubergines, and peel them after eachone is done. Till 21:00 we will let them drain and then mince them till 21:30. If everything goes well, acording to the plan, the salad will be served at 21:30. Feel free to join any stage of the process, and if you think there wont be enought salad for everyone, bring your own aubergine.

Spaţiul Platforma (etaj)/ Platforma Space, 1st Floor, Calea Mosilor 62-68

18.30 – 19.30 Talks with the artists that have performed on Thursday
19:30 – 20:00 – Jürgen Fritz, „Ringing a bell in dialogue with Călin Torsan
This performance is not about to simply just produce a good sound, and it’s not about experimental music. A success of the performance requires that both the musicians as well as the Performer explore the limits of their skills both physically as well as musically and to reach a new understanding in its transgression. This action poses a major challenge for all actors – in terms of music, physic as well as technical skills.

I have performed this action several times solo but also together with traditional musicians, such as in 2008 with Gamelan musicians in Bali and Java, in February 2010 at opening of the festival „National Review of Live Art“ in Glasgow together with musicians of Scottish Johnstone Pipe band or 2013 with the Vancouver Bach Choir at the LIVE! Biennale Vancouver 2013.“
20:00 – Martin Zepter (DE), Jolijn de Wolf (NL), Salla Hakkola (FI)
Three performances happening in the same time.
21:00 – Alexandru Anton (RO) – Healing Voice
21.30 – Marita Bullman (DE)
22:00 – Andreea David
23:00 – Iulia Sima (RO) – A Practice of Presence
23.30 – Sara Zaltash (UK) – SEX-SEX-SEX
SEX-SEX-SEX is a new work that explores pop-song lyrics as collective social meemory. Drenched in ultraviolet nostalgia, singing is radicalized in a Live Art context to make explicit and multivalent statements about sex, sexuality, and lust in relation to popular music.

00:00 – Imke Zeinstra (N) – Milk

Sambata, 6 septembrie/ Saturday, September 6th 


Platforma Space, Calea Mosilor 62-68
15.00 – 16.00 – Talks with the artists who have performed on Friday
16.00 – 18.00 – Conference: Teaching Performance Art – with Jürgen Fritz (DE), Alexandra Zierle & Paul Carter (UK), Rocio Boliver (Mexico)
ZonaD – studio Paradis Serial, Iulia Hasdeu Street no 3

19.30 – Salad with Kosmos
Irinel Anghel, Cristina Lilienfeld, Smaranda Găbudeanu

20.30 – Final drinks and saying Goodbye

Mulţumim pentru sprijin Centrului Ceh din Bucureşti, Institutului Goethe şi tuturor celor care ajută.

Parteneri: Spatiul Platforma, UAP, Fundatia Gabriela Tudor


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Posted by: In: IPA Bucharest 18 Aug 2014 0 comments

Dear artists,

we will meet on Sunday, August 24th at 7:00pm at the accomodation place for dinner. Valentina will be there already from 1:00 pm so you can check in before. Please do so not later than 4:00 pm.

  • accomodation: General Nicolae Dona Street no 18
  • Workshop Space 1 (Rocio Boliver and Zierle&Carter): Calea Mosilor no 62-64, 1st Floor
  • Workshop Space 2, Jürgen Fritz: Pionierul Factory,  Tabacarilor Street no 7

Please download the travel and meeting information here.

Looking forward to see you soon!

Save travel.


Best wishes

Valentina and Jürgen

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The final list of the artists taking part in the workshops – we looking forward to have a great time together!!

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That’s just great – these 28 artists have signed up yet to the workshops in Bucharest. Still you have  the chance to participate – but do not wait too long! The registration deadline is August 3, 2014!