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Volume of a sleep

Volume of a sleep

Authors: arh. Ghement Maria, arh. Justin Baroncea

Co-autori: Atelier Set Design
Emanuel Birtea, Andrei Angelescu

Coregraf si performer: Oana Muresan

Sound design: Vlaicu Golcea

Artist plastic: Lucian Hrisav

Cercetator Neurostiinte: Mihai Stancu

graphic design: Maria Ghement, Justin Baroncea, Alexandru Voicu

Client: Galeria /SAC @ MALMAISON

Photo: Andrei Margulescu, Ioana Albu
Photo: Andrei Margulescu, Ioana Albu

Authors’ Comment

Volume of a sleep - a performative installation that composes and reinterprets the process of sleep in a contemporary manner.
The insertion of a transparent, elastic membrane (6.60 x 6.30 m) into the gallery space repositions the "spectators," the artist, and the action in relation to a suspended reference surface at a height of +1.10m.
During the performance, the leading character is viewed from two perspectives: an ascending one (when the audience is below the membrane) and a descending one (when the artist is below the membrane). The perception of space (audio-visual and tactile) is modified in real time, concurrently with the distortion of the membrane under the weight of those who interact with it. The installation was first set up in 2022 when the gallery space, in its original form, was painted white.
In 2023, the "container" and the hallway were modified for Dumitru Gorzo’s- " The Little Magenta Riding Hood" sculpture installation - from a white cube space to a black box one, served as a pretext for experimenting with new parameters of light and color.
It also involved introducing a filter made of two pieces of textile material (3.65 x 8.00 m) with an opacity similar to that of the forementioned elastic membrane.
The translucent tulle filter- painted by Lucian Hrisav- was suspended between the floor level, mounted on the metal structure of the ceiling.
The two textile surfaces become supports for the artist’s airbrush vapor and through their overlapping, they create a transfer corridor from the performative installation to the exterior space, intersecting the exhibition in the hallway.
The two installations (the painted surface and the elastic floor) never compete with one another; they are lit alternately, depending on the performative moments.