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Tincuta Heinzel on Thu, 19 Mar 2015 16:18:53 +0100 (CET)

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<nettime-ann> Repertories of (in)discreetness, Bucharest, 18th of March, tranzit.ro

Repertories of (in)discreetness â an artistic research project
18 March - 1 April 2015


Project initiated by: TincuÈa Heinzel and Ioana Macrea-Toma


Artists: Irina Botea & Jon Dean, TincuÈa Heinzel & Lasse Scherffig, Istvan Laszlo



Wednesday, 18 March 2015 

5:30 pm
Round table: The Radio Free Europe Archives â between historiographical _expression_ and artistic research
Participants: Irina Botea, Jon Dean, Daria Ghiu, TincuÈa Heinzel, Istvan Laszlo, Ioana Macrea-Toma, Lasse Scherffig, Georg Trogemann.


7 pm
Sound performance: Maria BalabaÈ and Mihai BalabaÈ 

8 pm
Opening of the exhibition

âRepertories of (in)discreetnessâ has its starting point in the archives of Radio Free Europe from the Open Society Archives in Budapest. It questions the act and mechanisms of archiving âthe Otherâ, with a focus on the European âEastâ. The project discusses the ways in which information is collected and transferred, the ways in which the East has gained an epistemic body through refraction. Thus we would like to point out the relation between nature of the information, the production of knowledge and its reception.


Radio Free Europe is considered unique in the annals of international broadcasting: acting as surrogate domestic broadcaster for the nations under Communism. It also relied on local official media and informal news in order to broadcast what was considered objective information. Due to their wish to outline an exhaustive portrait of the world behind the Iron Curtain, Radio Free Europe Archives give way to a series of questions. What did the archives not capture and what rests uncatalogued and unverified? And, if something was indeed captured, how was it transformed through archiving? What parts of this composite portrait sketched by Radio Free Europe still survive today? And is this portrait only a mirror image resulting from the media war between East and West? By raising these questions, our project looks to divert and to put into a sensible perspective the act of collecting, organizing and using information, in order to question the nature of the information itself.


The project gathers artists and curators from different corners of the world, active both internationally and locally, and who are defined by mobility and the fact of being, eventually, âbetweenâ the two former political blocks. This, of course, feeds into the project a fresh perspective on the old debate about "East" and "West", about the "Other" in general. It is the voice and the concept of a generation that has reached the maturity to look critically both towards the East and the West.

Partners: Goethe-Institut Bucharest, The International Visegrad Fund, Open Society Archives Budapest, AsociaÈia 2580 Cluj, Radio RomÃnia Archives, LAB 3 - Academy of Media Arts Cologne, Fortepan Budapest.


Media partner: Observator Cultural.

ERSTE Foundation is the main partner of tranzit.ro.

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