Metaphor. Protest. Concept | Book Launch

20 March, 14:00
ARCUB, Sala Arcelor

The International Human Rights & Documentary Festival One World Romania will host the informal launch of the bilingual book:


Metaforă. Protest. Concept. Performance Art din România și Moldova / Metaphor. Protest. Concept. Performance Art from Romania and Moldova, written by Iulia Popovici and Raluca Voinea, published by Idea Design & Print / partner Bucharest, 2017.


“Precarity and urgency of the message, these are the two «practical reasons» of the appeal to performance which are most often mentioned in this book’s interviews. The crisis of representation, a heated issue in contemporary theatre, and the eternal institutional crisis of local (contemporary) dance play in their turn an important role in the multi-disciplinary specific of performance art in Romania and Moldova, same as the central function which is exercised by the questioning of the body and corpor(e)ality in feminist and queer practices.


The diversity of performance art forms in Romania and the Republic of Moldova speaks about distinct motivations, personal and artistic, in the option for this language, but also about the mode in which an art gets to build its own definitions, in specific contexts. In the present book we are searching for these definitions through the dialogues with artists. A search that is an inevitable work in progress.” (Iulia Popovici)


Interviews with: Dan Perjovschi, Szilárd Miklós, Matei Bejenaru, Pavel Brăila, Farid Fairuz, Anca Benera & Arnold Estefán, Nicoleta Esinencu, Alexandra Pirici, Veda Popovici, Candidatura la Președinție, Paul Dunca, Ioana Păun, Simona Dumitriu & Ramona Dima, Florin Flueraș & Alina Popa.