Installation #31 - 8 October 2019
The installation explores a range of institutions that contain the word house, home or hearth in their title and modus operandi. How is the public addressed in the context of these institutions? What personal memories, actions, histories are individually and collectively authored within such institutional structures?
The installation contains films/ videos, embroideries and related ephemera, and has been devised in collaboration with Jon Dean, Nicu Ilfoveanu and Anca Mihulet.
Special guest: Vlad Morariu
Over the past ten years, Irina Botea Bucan has been engaged in an art practice that uses multiple media—digital video, film, video installation, performance, embroidery—to inspect the present sociopolitical dynamics and the possibility of their transformation. Her work combines reenactment strategies with auditions and elements of direct cinema and cinéma verité to look into the role trauma, history, language, and music play in the formation of the individual and the community. Solo and group shows include: New Museum, New York, MUSAC, Centre Pompidou, National Gallery Jeu de Paume, Paris; Kunsthalle Winterthur, Reina Sofia,Madrid; Gwangju Biennale, Venice Biennale; KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; HMKV Halle, Dortmund; Casino de Luxembourg; Argos Center for Art and Media, Brussels; MNAC, Bucharest; Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowki Castle, Warsaw.