MONUMENT 0.8: Manifestations
MONUMENT 0.8: Manifestations is a performative, visual and sound collage that animates an emancipatory space by interweaving traces of the Romanian history of feminism, artistic gestures and female perspectives in the history of painting and traditional music. This choral performance destabilizes not only dominant views on history, but also borders that were built to separate artistic expressions, cultures, nations and identities. As the piece carves out a trans-historical and trans-disciplinary space of memory, a new ecology of relationality appears through a hybrid fabric of political and choreographic movements, creating a new poetic matrix.
Performance art has always sought to unite art and life. How and why is it important to address the marginalized history of feminism in the Romanian and Eastern European context – on the periphery of collective historical consciousness?
• Eszter Salamon is an artist and performer, and works between Paris, Berlin and Brussels. She is a regular guest at Kaaitheater with productions such as TALES OF THE BODILESS, MONUMENT 0: Haunted by wars (1913-2013) and MONUMENT 0.5: The Valeska Gert Monument.
concept, choreography & artistic direction Eszter Salamon | developed with and performed by Salka Ardal Rosengren, Madalina Dan, Flavia Giurgiu, Ayşe Orhon, Judith State | artistic assistant Liza Baliasnaja, Christine de Smedt | stage design Marilena Preda Sanc | digital processing Mateias Bogdan | lights Sylvie Garot | technical direction Sylvie Garot, Rima Ben Brahim | costume design Cristina Barbu | vocal coach Elena Gheorghe | production Studio E.S. / Elodie Perrin, WASP Studios | commissioned by EUROPALIA ROMANIA (Brussels), Andreea Capitanescu (curator) | co-produced by Kaaitheater, EUROPALIA ROMANIA, Romanian Cultural Institute | supported by Life Long Burning/Creative Europe Programme of The European Union | cultural project co-financed by The Administration of the National Cultural Fund | special thanks to Lia Perjovschi for her drawing and research «Romanian feminism», Olivia Nitis, Oana Baluta, Valentina Iancu, Maria Balabas, The Balassi Institut Bucharest | Studio E.S. is supported by the Drac Île-de-France