I like to see the way in which people gather in the same place and create a powerful event. Then others come and the event becomes bigger and more visible, mixing together different art areas, giving the public the feeling of being part of a larger context. It’s the case with Enescu Festival and EBienale. And, indeed, people going to the concerts can see young artists from Romania and abroad that are under this umbrella of technology, light and colour.
The event takes place from the 1st of September until the 28th, and it includes a large range of events and of artists and means of expression (mainly installation and videos).
One of the important artists is Norwegian-Romanian artist Timon Botez, who is interested in sound. I feel that here, talking about architecture and sound goes hand in hand: the artist creates wood installations through which the sound is propelled from a loudspeaker and each installations creates a different sound. How can you form a sound? For Botez the sound can be given a physical shape due to the means through which the sound passes in order to turn into a final shape. And, after all, each ear perceives the sound differently, so the ear gives a different physical shape to the sound before it would be perceived by the brain. Sounds complicated?
When you are in the presence of his works you understand the links between architecture and sound. The disrupted works seem to have a body and a continuity. Also, it makes you think that the objects, those boxes, have their own voice. His pieces work on different levels and play with texture, sound and his installations are very urban. He is interested in the way humans interact with technology and the way in which different objects with their own shape and rules mix with other object, creating a hybrid.
The exhibition is on view at Galeria Galateca (str. C.A. Rosetti nr. 2-4) until the 28th of September.