January 20, 2019 at 7 PM
PRELIMINARY REMARKS ON THE STUDY OF WHAT IS NOT THERE
For the occasion of the opening of CHANGING ROOM, Irina Gheorghe´s performance mapped the whole range of things which are not present in the space.
We have, over here,
things which are not here which are,
and, over here, we have
things which are not here, which are not.
In addition to these we have, somewhere over here,
things of which we can not say whether they are or they are not.
The Preliminary Remarks on the Study of What Is Not There set the ground for the study of the unobservable. Of all the things which are not there, which are the ones which are and which are the ones which are not? How many things are there, which are not there, and what are the most appropriate methods to approach them? The project brings together art, philosophy, science and the occult in search of things which have been and of things which have not been, of things which could be and of things which could not be.
Irina Gheorghe (born 1981, in Târgoviște, Romania) works primarily with performance, in combination with drawing, installation or video, to address the tensions which appear when art aims to speak about things which are beyond our possibilities of observation, from extraterrestrial life to hypothetical planets. Irina also works as part of the artist duo The Bureau of Melodramatic Research to investigate how passions shape contemporary society. Her work was presented at Zona Sztuki Aktualnej Szczecin, Centre Culturel Irlandais Paris, CCA Derry, Chapter Thirteen / Glasgow International, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, HOME Manchester, Salonul de Proiecte Bucharest, CAC Vilnius, TRAFO Budapest, Savvy Contemporary Berlin, Pratt Manhattan Gallery New York, Times Museum Guangzhou, MNAC Bucharest, Skolska 28 Prague, BAK Utrecht, DEPO Istanbul, Galeria Posibila Bucharest, etc.