India installation/performance, National
Art Museum of Cluj Napoca 2007
Performance: In the
first 7 days, in silence, Iuliana Varodi will
bring back her India experience in the Atelier Rooms of the museum,
recomposing about 1500 images and fragments of the poems she wrote
during her 16 month journey through the subcontinent. During this week,
the artist will recreate encountered or imagined situations and moods
related to this adventure, that she will share with the visitors. Three
spaces will be superposed here: the chaotic space of the exploring
traveler, the intimate space of the intuitive artist and that of the
museum. Herein, visitors are invited to ‘browse’
through the pages of the diary of this journey, re-written for them in
Open talks: On
August 7th at 3.00 pm, invited guests from the art scene
and the public are welcome to discuss the exhibition and the double
journey with the artists.
August 8th and 12, the visitors are invited to take over the
place of the artist, composing their own page in this diary, using
images and fragments of thougts left behind in the exhibition space.
They can take home this ‘memory’ of their fictive
journey through India, as an inspiration for future travels.