Feed Me @ Ars Electronica 2015

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With a self-ironical approach, the project is calling the subjects of the monstrous and perpetually insatiable Tra to her feeding ritual. The entire exhibition takes place in Womb of Tra, a giant cocoon-shaped sensorial capsule that can pulse, change color and give you sound feedback as you approach and enter it.

Beyond time and space

Feeding Tra is very much like making a ritual journey: she swallows her visitors through the input opening and vomits them, transformed. Once you immerse into the womb, seven 2.5-D animation movies break the organic substance of the cocoon and urge you to pass through into an eerie world of repetitive sequences beyond time and space.

A Sacred Egg

In the middle of this world lies the (interactive) Sacred Egg that invites you to offer your head, swallows it and feeds on your energy to return to life. After connecting your head to its orifice, you are able to determine the actions of the artwork and become part of it.

Ars Electronica, The Creators Project, The Institute

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FEED ME / UNIVERSITATE

FEED ME is an ARTMIX project created by Marilena Oprescu Singer (multimedia artist) and Radu Pop (illustrator) in collaboration with ARCUB – Cultural Center of Bucharest Municipality. With a self‐ironic approach, “Feed Me!” is a ludic experiment that explores the relation between the artwork and its public, calling the subjects of “monstrous and perpetually insatiable Tra” to her feeding ritual. The artworks are conceptually interconnected, forming together one live organism that feeds on the energy produced by the movements of the public.

Feed Me / Bucharest Days / 18th-28th September 2014

FEED ME / BUCHAREST DAYS / UNIVERSITY SQUARE / 18th-28th September 2014.

FEED ME is an ARTMIX project created by Marilena Oprescu Singer (multimedia artist) and Radu Pop (illustrator) in collaboration with ARCUB – Cultural Center of Bucharest Municipality. With a self‐ironic approach, “Feed Me!” is a ludic experiment that explores the relation between the artwork and its public, calling the subjects of “monstrous and perpetually insatiable Tra” to her feeding ritual. The artworks are conceptually interconnected, forming together one live organism that feeds on the energy produced by the movements of the public.

23.05 – 6.06 2014 / @Galateca, Bucharest Noaptea Alba a Galeriilor


“Feed Me!”

Expozitie multimedia interactiva de Noper si Saint Machine

23 mai – 6 iunie, Galeria de arta contemporana si design GALATECA

Pe 23 mai, de Noaptea Alba a Galeriilor, ora 19:30, Galateca gazduieste expozitia “FEED ME!”, primul proiect interactiv de arta multimedia al artistilor Marilena Oprescu Singer (Saint Machine) si Radu Pop (Noper). Expozitia poate fi vizitata pana pe data de 6 iunie, apoi proiectul va parcurge un traseu itinerant mai intai in spatiul public din Bucuresti si apoi la Viena.

Intreaga expozitie “Feed Me!” este continuta de lucrarea artistei Marilena Oprescu Singer: o capsula senzoriala in forma unui urias cocon, denumit “Womb of Tra”, cu o inaltime de 5.5 metri si o lungime de 9 metri, care isi inghite vizitatorii si se hraneste cu energia lor fizica pentru a exista.

Odata inghititi de pantecele “monstruoasei si vesnic nesatulei “Tra”, vizitatorii sunt inconjurati de sapte picturi fermecate: “The Secret Memories of Noper”. Lucrarea artistului Radu Pop a.k.a. Noper, este o instalatie video interactiva compusa din sapte animatii high definition pe care publicul le poate controla prin atingerea cililor cu care este captusit la interior coconul “Womb of Tra”. Animatiile lui Noper il duc pe vizitator cu gandul la apartenenta la dimensiunea cosmica, ele sunt portaluri spre lumi ce transced organicitatea coconului. Experienta multimedia cu instalatia “The Secret Memorie of Noper” dezvaluie scenarii suprarealiste si personaje bizare ce se ascund in spatele mastilor.

In centrul acestei lumi stranii este o instalatie interactiva creata de Marilena Oprescu Singer, a.k.a. Saint Machine: “The Sacred Egg of the Saint Machine and the Resurrection of the Dead Embryo” este un ou gigantic in care vizitatorul isi poate introduce capul pentru a se “conecta”. Oul se hraneste cu energie prin capul vizitatorului pentru a putea respira lasand in urma doar un corp decapitat care atarna golit de vointa proprie.

Radu Pop este unul dintre cei mai talentati ilustratori, cu numeroase premii la activ, printre care Bronze Lion, Cannes Lions (2010
); Best illustrator, Ad
Print
festival (2012); EffieGold, Effie
awards (2010); EffieGold, Effie
awards (2012) si participare la expozitii precum: ArtWurst, Alert Studio, Bucharest, Asif by magic,NeuroTitan, Berlin.

Marilena Oprescu Singer este creatoarea proiectului multimedia interactiv Artmix (peluza TNB, 2006), Festivalului de proiectii arhitecturale URBAN ART (Palatul Parlamentului, Universitate, Arhitectura, Coltea, 2007, 2008, 2009) si Autentic romanesc, colectie de saluri pictate ilustratand proverbe romanesti, ROD, Carturesti, 2012.

“Feed Me!” este un proiect ARTMIX organizat in colaborare cu GALATECA, ARCUB, NEOART ROMANIA, INSTITUTUL CULTURAL ROMAN, ADMINISTRATIA FONDULUI CULTURAL NATIONAL.

Proiect cultural finantat de Administratia Fondului Cultural National.

Parteneri media: ROCK FM si SAPTE SERI.

GALATECA este e o galerie de arta contemporana si design, un proiect inovator ce alatura  artisti, designeri, arhitecti, curatori si oameni de comunicare. Desi inca tanara in peisajul spatiilor culturale, Galateca a reusit sa se plaseze pe harta nationala si internationala prin proiecte absolut inedite. In colectia galeriei se regasesc lucrari semnificative semnate de unii dintre cei mai bine cotati artisti romani si straini.