Untitled Ciprian Mureșan
Based on fragmented narrations and lines spoken in the interaction between a group of children and the two puppeteers Lucian Rad and Enikő Takács, during preliminary workshops, the performance is composed of a series of moments outlining various “characters and situations.” Humour and innocence inherent to this narrative and language improvisation sometimes leaves room for a dark side. Far from having an actual and linear script, the brief dramatic moments – where children are turned into puppets handled by the puppeteers dressed as giant puppets – remind us of the indistinct border between freedom and manipulation, while placing into abyss the representation convention.
Author: Ciprian Mureșan
Puppeteers: Lucian Rad and Enikő Takács
Costumes: István Cîmpan
Puppets: Orsolya Gál
Production: David Nolan Gallery, New York and Salonul de proiecte, București
Ciprian Mureșan (born 1977) is a visual artist based in Cluj. Since 2005 he is an editor for IDEA Arts + Society Magazine. In 2014 he was a guest professor at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig. Among his most recent exhibitions are: Ciprian Mureșan, Ludwig Museum, Budapest (2015); Ciprian Mureșan, Plan B, Berlin (2014); Obstacle Racing, Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig (2014), Stage and Twist (with Anna Molska), Tate Modern, London (2012). Collective exhibitions (a selection): HOTSPOT CLUJ – New Romanian Art, ARKEN Museum of Modern Art (2013); Six Lines of Flight: Shifting Geographies in Contemporary Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (2012).