Collaborative, media, light, installation event, 26.08-28.08.2022, Sala Omnia, Bucharest, supported by the Austrian Cultural Forum Bucharest, Romania
Artists were contributing with recordings of Bucharest, which we could use for our video installations, but many also worked on-site and presented new artworks related to Sala Omnia in our exhibition with the title OMISSION POSSIBLE. Participating artists: Tavi Anghelus, Ina-Alice Danila, Diana Draghici, Aurora Kiraly, Iosif Kiraly, Denise Lobont, Mara Maracinescu, Amalia Mititileu, Irina Motroc, Diana Paun, Ana Petrovici-Popescu, Sever Petrovici-Popescu, Elena Preda, Angelica Stan, Teodora Tudose, Valentin Teodoreanu, X-Art Collective, Bela Zoltan - Our partners were also the Austrian Cultural Forum Bucharest and the CNDB – The National Center for Dance Bucharest
An architecturally stunning building, the Omnia Hall has a controversial political history. Located in the centre of Bucharest, the building was designed by Romanian architect Cezar Lăzărescu in 1967 as an annex to the headquarters of the Central Committee of the Romanian Communist Party, where party conferences with Nicolae Ceaușescu were held. Since 1989, it has been used by the Romanian Senate, and then for several years, it was used by the National Opera as a rehearsal space. In 2016, the building became the property of the National Centre for Dance Bucharest, and has been waiting to be renovated and rebuilt ever since. The atmosphere of the hall is intense, moving through the building is almost a performative concept, the stuccowork on the walls and ceilings is lavish, and behind the main halls various machines are hidden. Over time, however, the patina of an abandoned building has created an eerie atmosphere.
Mutual Loop (Holger Lang and Martina Tritthart from Vienna, Austria) chose Sala Omnia to implement a site-specific participatory light and media intervention as part of their s[a]it{life} project for three nights, between 26-28 August. Mutual Loop invited artists from Bucharest such as Iosif and Aurora Kiraly, Ana and Sever Petrovici-Popescu, among others, to participate with recordings (audio, video or photos) of Bucharest, which the Austrian artists then transformed into several video installations. Some of the artists, such as Béla Zoltan, are also partnering with artistic interventions for the event. Tours will take place daily from Friday 26 August to Sunday 28 August from 20:30 to 21:30. 
next project >>