CONFERENCE | December 14, 09.00 - 19.00 | CINETic (#3-b Tudor Arghezi Street, Bucharest)
In conjunction with the closing of the Venice Biennale, the symposium ‘I AM ANOTHER YOU - A CONFERENCE ON THE BODY. Mediating intimacy and body politics’ will take place on Wednesday, December 14. The event is organised by the Research, Development, Innovation Department of UNATC - National University of Theatre and Film "I.L.Caragiale" Bucharest - together with the Cultural Association MANEKINO and KAJET Journal.
The symposium will be hosted by the International Centre for Research and Education in Innovative Creative Technologies (CINETic) of UNATC and will mark the end of the Mediation Programme of the project ‘You Are Another Me—A Cathedral of the Body’, which unfolded between March-November 2022, in partnership with HKW Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin, in collaboration with five universities from Romania and Italy: UNATC - National University of Theater and Film „I.L.Caragiale” Bucharest, CESI - Center of Excellence in Image Studies Bucharest, Università Iuav di Venezia, UNAGE - National University of Arts „George Enescu” Iași, UAD - University of Art and Design Cluj-Napoca. Coordinated by Larisa Oancea (art historian and researcher based in Venice) and Daniel Neugebauer (Head of Communication and Cultural Education at HKW Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin), the mediation programme brought together, over the past eight months, 37 young researchers and students from seven countries (Romania, Italy, France, Germany, Austria, Finland, and Turkey) and different academic backgrounds: art history, cinema, philosophy, performing arts, architecture, and design. During their time of residence in Venice, they had the important role of ensuring, on the one hand, the mediation process of the exhibition content with the visiting public of the Romanian Pavilion and the Romanian Institute for Culture and Humanistic Research in Venice, and on the other hand, to extend and deepen the artistic research on topics inherent to Adina Pintilie’s project, such as the poetics of intimacy and the politics of the body. The research dimension focused on the participatory relationship and the cognitive-emotional impact of artistic experiences on visitors, as well as the potential for learning and transformation through an 'embodied' experience of artistic processes.
The symposium ‘I AM ANOTHER YOU - A CONFERENCE ON THE BODY. Mediating intimacy and body politics’ will provide a space for debate and reflection, placing artist and filmmaker Adina Pintilie’s research in the context of current conversations related to the politics and poetics of intimacy and the body. Moderated by curators Cosmin Costinaș and Viktor Neumann, the event will consist of a series of debates and presentations that bring together the experiences and viewpoints of the participants in the mediation programme, with the contributions of invited professionals and researchers from the international academic and artistic world, such as Antonio Centeno, Victor Ciobotaru, Lennard J. Davis, Margherita Falqui, Elizabeth Freeman, Daria Ghiu, Emilian Lungu, Robert McRuer, Bogdan Popa, Monica Seiceanu, and Ana Vicovan.
‘I AM ANOTHER YOU - A CONFERENCE ON THE BODY. Mediating intimacy and body politics’ will also be available for online streaming on the project’s Facebook page (@cathedralofthebody) or on the UNATC YouTube Channel (@UNATCILCaragiale).
In the context of the Symposium “I AM ANOTHER YOU - A CONFERENCE ABOUT THE BODY”, the VR installation ‘You Are Another Me—A Cathedral of the Body’ will be presented from December 14 - 21, between 18:00 to 21:00), at the International Centre for Research and Education in Innovative Creative Technologies - CINETic (Tudor Arghezi street, 3b, Bucharest). The VR installation was developed by artist Adina Pintilie in collaboration with the VR design team of Augmented Space Agency (Ciprian Făcăeru, Sabin Șerban and Dan Făcăeru) and CINETic UNATC. The installation can be experienced by appointment by email: email@example.com
9.00 – 9.30 Welcoming the participants. Morning coffee.
9.30 – 10.00 Conference Opening
10.00 – 11.00 Daria Ghiu and Victor Ciobotaru in conversation with Cosmin Costinaș & Viktor Neumann
11.00 – 11.30 Input 1 Bogdan Popa
11.30 – 12.00 Input 2 Lennard J. Davis
12.00 – 12.30 Q&A Session. Moderator: Cosmin Costinaș & Viktor Neumann
12.30 – 12.45 Coffee break
12.45 – 13.15 Input 3 Robert McRuer, Crip Intimacy, Crip World-Making
13.15 – 13.45 Input 4 Antonio Centeno (zoom)
13.45 – 14.15 Q&A Session. Moderator: Cosmin Costinaș & Viktor Neumann
14.15 – 15.15 Lunch
15.15 – 16.45 Biennale Mediators Round Table: Reflections on Bodies
Intro Moderator: Daniel Neugebauer (5’): Core question: Which role does/did your or other bodies play? How diverse was the audience? What is the percentage of meaningful encounters? What was your take on Corpoliteracy?
Impulse 1 (15’): Monica Seiceanu (University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne), You Are Another Me: An Antidote to Otherness (ZOOM)
Discussion 1 (10’): Queer theory vs conservative art practices.
Impulse 2 (15’): Margherita Falqui (IUAV, Venice), Bodies of care. An analysis of Adina Pintilie’s work through the lens of care
Discussion 2 (10’): Not touch me not - but then what? Reflecting cross-mediality.
INTERVENTION (5’): Practicing touch and no touch
Impulse 3 (15’): Emilian Lungu (CESI, Bucharest), On the abject and the non-normative body
Discussion closure (15’): Sociopolitical analysis: Who was there? >From where in Europe? With what agenda? How to navigate that → question to our new experts as closing round.
Daniel Neugebauer, Mediation Program Coordinator
Larisa Oancea, Mediation Programme Coordinator (ZOOM)
Defne Ar, IUAV Venice (ZOOM)
Iuliana Bărăboi, UNAGE Iași
Lucas Begendi, IUAV Venice
Elena Belciu, UNATC Bucharest
Antonio Darius Brătoiu, CESI Bucharest
Raluca Elena Covaci, CESI Bucharest
Andrea-Isabel Stanciu, UNATC
Daiana-Maria Stănușoiu, UNATC
Margherita Falqui, IUAV Venice
Gavril Pop, UVT graduate
Cristiana Ursache, UNAGE Iași
Iuliana Daneliuc, UNATC
Davida Zimmermann, TU Munich
Linda Motto, IUAV Venice
Maria Rusu, UAD
Andreea-Elena Goța, UAD
Miruna Găman, University of Bucharest
Teodor–Andrei Cazan, TU Munich
Silvia Francis Berry, IUAV Venice (ZOOM)
Monica Seiceanu, Sorbonne Paris (ZOOM)
Sophia Mayr, COTB (ZOOM)
16.45 – 17.45 Sensoriality - the cornerstone of human performativity. Interdisciplinary research panel for UNATC PhD students.
16.45 - 17.00 Ciprian Făcăeru
17.00 - 17.15 Ana Vicovan
17.15 - 17.45 Q&A Session. Moderator: Elena Belciu
17.45 – 18.00 Coffee break
18.00 – 18.30 Input 5 Elizabeth Freeman (zoom)
18.30 – 19.00 Q&A Session. Moderator: Cosmin Costinaș & Viktor Neumann
19.00 Closing of the COTB Symposium