COMANESCU, MONA VATAMANU, FLOE TUDOR & ROSTOPASCA
- MONA VATAMANU
an animation/ concept neoromantic, ecological/ 2 houses trippin and gathering
animals from different spots on the earth and taking them to the moon.
- NICOLAE COMANESCU
T's about nothingness.
You don't know the streets.
You don't know the people, the buildings, the cars.
If you want to know them, you have to pay for it.
Otherwise, everything turns into attractive. By knowing nothing.
It is all right.
And you don't even have to pay.
It is even better like this.
- FLOE TUDOR
animation/ concept a virtual trip/ 2 smurfs flying to an island near burano,
about how you can cross real borders using digital techniques.
ROSTOPASCA GROUP - THE ROSTEMPLATION
The camera kept turning by itself. Well, at the beginning it didn't. In
fact, there were two cameras(1). First of all we put in the batteries.
Next, we set off to shoot the contest. OK, so we did shoot the contest(1)
but things got out of control. It was but natural since we were blind
wonderers. We should be quite good at that if only because we'll have
to do it for another 231 years till the next eclipse kicks us into darkness
again. To make a long story short, the very moment each of the contestants
started squinting through the viewfinder the blind wondering effect was
instantly triggered producing utter blind wondering. As the contestants
were giving up filming, overcame with dizziness they were in fact giving
up the strain of blind wondering. The only natural outcome was stepping
into the realm of contemplation. Has anybody got the idea why a few of
them had vanished into thin air (and the rest were lying around)? Contemplation
is a ritual performed in the absence of any witnesses. As soon as somebody
plunged into contemplation they would disappear or drop (dead/powerless)
to the ground. After sometime, they had dropped to the ground, they were
all deep in contemplation. The camera went on filming all by itself. It
was doing all by itself. The camera hadn't figured it out that it had
been on its own for long time already. It was blind wondering with nobody
around. It had shot us as one by one we had slipped/slid/slipped/fell/dropped
into contemplation. All of a sudden, Penti's mobile rang and she answered
it (started talking with somebody). The camera filmed that, too. The camera
had no idea nobody would dig it. Perhaps the camera reckoned they would.
In fact, it was the camera that wouldn't dig it. Its no more than
a piece of machinery. It went on shooting. Obviously, it was floating.
1 Since we can't avoid confusion, the two cameras will be considered like
one. This is what we will generically call Camera. In this way, we gain
in clarity. The mere fact that you can see two cameras it's not our problem.
2 The contest consisted in turning round and round, camera in hand, and
whoever did more laps per time unit, was the first to drop dead.
VIDEO is part of:
TWITCH VISUAL - reflective movement in
the video context, curated by Kimberly Mora, with installation by Dee
Dee Cheriel, interactive video by Chris Musgrave, and additional video
screenings by Katerina Karoussos from Greece, and Rostopasca collective
(Mona Vatamanu, Nicolae Comanescu and Floe Tudor) and duo Mihaela Kavdanska
& Dilmana Iordanova all from Romania.
April 21, 8PM-11PM, Remote Lounge 327 Bowery, between 2nd and 3rd Streets.
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