ALERT Studio (White Code), Bucharest: ANATOMY

ALERT studio (White Code)   |   Artist: Arantxa Etcheverria   |   July 3th – July 25th   |   2014

Opening: July 3th 2014   |   7 PM


The recent work of Arantxa Etcheverria positions itself where three fields intersect: design, photography, and video.

The design element of the video can be seen in the arbitrarily superimposed viewpoints of the ALERT studio, representing the temporal possibilities of the space. In this way, space itself is ‘dissected’ architecturally, according to unspoken rules, where the vanishing points are overlaid in transparency, to a variety of forms. The white square becomes the symbol of the white cube gallery and the concept of architecture itself, while the black lines represent the materialization of the spirit of the space itself.  

The video work is a dance of lines and contours, accompanied by the cadence of the txalaparta, a Basque musical instrument used in Pagan rituals.

The photographic self-portrait at first appears to be a dreamlike one, but actually represents a state somewhere between sleeping and waking.

The space becomes a vivisection within a temporal vacuum, or rather, in a space disconnected to time.

ALERT studio functions as a pop-up-gallery.

The exhibition is on view between 3th of July and 25th of July. Visits will be programmed by e-mail.

ALERT studio is an independent project initiated by Raluca Demetrescu Alina Buga and Catalin Burcea in order to create a platform of research and promotion of contemporary artistic production. Taking on the function of alaboratory space, Studio Alert proposes a meeting between artists, ideas, directions and speeches from different areas of conceptual and cultural spaces. Critical thinking and interrogation are important and valued as research methods in the contemporary cultural and artistic field.

ALERT studio stands as a gallery project, connecting three areas of artistic exploration – PINK | RED | WHITE – into one space. But these coordinates do not mean indexing, labeling and restriction. They may intersect, combine in new shades, and may always communicate and trigger debates.

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