Breaking news. IconoPlasma | Cătălin Burcea @ ALERT studio (White Code)

ALERT studio (White Code)

Cătălin BurceaBreaking news. IconoPlasma

Opening: Thursday 8th of November, 6.00 PM

What is at stake in the installation "I am listening to what I am saying" is the process of rewriting in slow-motion the most intense moments of the news flux. After being broadcast, the words and the images of the news programmes become empty, losing their sense, dematerializing themselves, turning into a useless waste. The images and sounds are manipulated making the characters appear as in a state of prostration, acting into a sort of a pasty, almost palpable sonic wall.

Once protracted,  the sound becomes simultaneous and extradiegetic, although still remaining part of the “narration”. News anchors turn (again) into human (non)automata gaining at the same time a spectral, hieratic appearance; all of them with a hypnotic, tormented, voodoo-like air. The original combativeness of a speaker is transfigured in a quasi-mystical, almost contemplative state of calm…

2-4 Mircea Vulcanescu Street , code 010281, Bucharest, Romania. 

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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