Foreign Bodies Conference

Foreign Bodies Conference

Date: 27, 28, 29th of October Location: ARCUB Gabroveni

Foreign Bodies is an international cooperation project which took place in Bucharest/Romania, Oslo/Norway and Reykjavik/Iceland, between December 2014 and October 2016 and followed two investigation pathways:
– Community of Practice (workshops, coaching projects and conferences)
– Creating (at) the Periphery (residencies, dance and film productions and presentations).
 
Foreign Bodies was developed around the concepts of “foreign body” and “periphery”, present in modern society, addressing both minority communities and artistic communities. The periphery is seen as a limitation to the development of certain social groups and as a limitation of their access to education and culture. The periphery – seen from an artistic angle, as a limitation of the chances of young creators to develop professionally, to travel, to produce and to present in a European context.

Foreign Bodies Conference Programme: October 27 10:00 – Foreign Bodies Project Presentation – Andreea Căpitănescu (Artistic Director, 4Culture Association) 11:00 – Peripheric Biennial, Iași and the Contemporary Photography Biennial, Iași – Matei Bejenaru (artist, curator, professor at the University of Arts „George Enescu”, Iași) 13:00 – 14:00 – Coffee break & discussions 14:00 – 16:00 – Saving Means for Foreign and Local Bodies against Alienation, by Enhancing Empathetic Skills – Valentina de Piante Niculae (performer, choreographer , university assistant at UNATC I.L.Caragiale, expert Feldenkrais method) October 28 10:00 – Arhipera – Architecture on the limit , Lorin Niculae (architect, Arhiphera President, university lecturer, Univ. de Arh. Ion Mincu) 11:00 – Video Projection – Light Upon, Ioanida Costache 12:30 –13:30 – Coffee break & discussions 14:00 – 16:00 – Photo-video Presentation, results of the activities with held within the Foreign Bodies Project October 29 10:00 – Talks with Won Won Myeong, guest speaker (performer, choreographer, traveller) 11:00 – Debate on the topic of Foreign Bodies in education, performance and cultural differences – Ingrid Berger Myhre (NO), Inger-Reidun Olsen (NO), André Wulf (NO), moderated by: Andreea Căpitănescu 13:00-14:00 Coffee break & discussions 14:00 – 16:00 Presentation about the Roma Minority (intro with the film ”Young Roma Students of Medicine go out on the streets”, after short documentary ”I am a Roma Doctor”) – Nicu Dumitru, Roma Health Scholarship Program (RHSP) Country Coordinator and Community organizer, activist, trainer and communication freelancer at Romano Butiq Association

Supported by a grant from Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and the Romanian Government. In the frame of the Promotion of Diversity in Culture and Arts within European Cultural Heritage Programme, with the support of EEA Grants and Romanian Government. Project co-financed in 2016 by AFCN.
 
Project promoter: 4Culture Association
 
Project partners: Stiftelsen WEE-Scavetta/Kipperberg Foundation (Norway) and Reykjavik Dance Festival (Islanda)