Community activities

Workshops

Emanuel Copilaș, Universitatea de Vest (Timișoara, România) – What is the Value of Labour Today? (a lecture for the locals)

In modern economic thinking, work and its measurement have a specific place. Various macroeconomic theories claim it in between them, the most important being, today, Marxism and neoliberalism. Tracing how the labor theory of value was adopted from classic liberalism and adapted for Marxism, the present seminar advances a discussion of the manner in which neoliberalism reacted to Marxism and left economic theories in general through the sharp questioning of the labor theory of value.

Gianina CărbunariuThree days of fairy tales at Telciu (theatre workshop for the youth of Telciu and neighboring villages aged 14-24)

The workshop contains theatre improvisation games/exercises in which the young participants can come and share personal stories about everyday life in Telciu, work in a team for 3 days and create together a collective story about the village that they were born in. Experience regarding theatre is not needed, what is important in this workshop is the will/desire of telling and listening to personal stories. The theatre can be a serious game in which we learn important/interesting/funny/unknown things about ourselves and about the world that we are living in. The workshop proposes to develop the observation skills, creativity and communication skills of the participants.

It will take place on the 15th,16th and 17th of August, three hours per day.

Claudiu Lorand Maxim & Silvana Râpeanu“An Imaginary Guide of Telciu” (theatre workshop for students, 10-14 years)

Vlad PetriAn introductory workshop of documentary film making for the youth from the Telciu village and neighboring localities, 14-24 years

The workshop proposes to familiarize the participants with the basic documentary film notions, starting from how to captivate reality trough the intermediation of images and sounds, to notions of assemblage and post-production. We will discuss the role of documentaries in the current context, the social power of the media and the necessity of alternative means of information dissemination. We will do exercises and will document diverse situations from the immediate reality. We will talk about the democratization of the means of production, we will put our phones and cameras to work.

Maria Brudașcă & Tiberiu BleoancăNarrative drawing and clay modeling workshop (for the children and young adults of Telciu and neighboring villages, 8-18 years old)

Narrative drawing workshop

The purpose of the workshop is to familiarize children with drawing as language through the introduction of the basic notions in drawing – point, spots, line, form, color, as well as basic notions in composition through experimenting various techniques – drawing, watercolor, collage. After this introductory first part, these absorbed notions will be employed to illustrate a story fabricated by each of the participants, with the help of some examples from books and comics.

Materials needed: paper, pencils, charcoal, colored pencils/pens, watercolors, paintbrushes, water containers, collage materials, scissors, glue.

Clay modeling workshop

The purpose of the workshop is the development and stimulation of aesthetic abilities through manual work with the help of a material at everyone’s disposal, easily obtainable: clay. The aim is to teach some basic notions of the understanding of volume in space with the help of abstraction through elements of plastic language: point, line, form. Notions such as light, shadow, full-empty, dark-light, etc. will be explained through various methods of composition and construction, rhythms, modules, color, textures. On the basis of existent sketches, we will proceed to making some decorative ceramic objects, figurines, etc. Placing the ceramic objects in space will also be considered.

Materials needed: clay, 2-3 kg of clay for each participant, acrylic colors.

Instruments: wood embossers, paintbrushes, cloths, water containers.

Theatre

photo: Alexandru Ungureanu

In Between (2016), directed by David Schwartz and Ioana Florea, with Katia Pascariu and Alice Monica Marinescu.

In Between proposes a performance and participatory debate about the origins of persecutions, migrations and refuge in the local and international context. The performance falls within a broader research project of the four artists who come from families affected by forced migration and ethnic persecution. The approach proposes processes understanding displacement as a constant in the history of mankind, by investigating and exposing the personal stories related to migration and refuge, both of the art collective and of the potential audience. (http://unuplusunu.org/index.php/sample-page/david-schwartz-katia-pascariu-ioana-florea-alice-marinescu/)

Provisional (2015), directed by Raul Coldea and Petro Ionescu, with Oana Mardare, Doru Mihai Taloș, Cătălin Filip

Provisional is a work-oriented show addressing the topic of social invisibility. The show attempts to fictionalize and make visible the biographies of those who exist only in the statistics of institutions. Ironic and percussive, Provisional addresses those of whom we choose not to know while they pass us by every day.

Documentary screenings by Cinemobilul

photo: Dan Gaftone

Disco is dead (2017) and End of Summer (2015) directed by Alina Manolache
Let Me Not Die in My Sleep. A Roma Story on Health (2017) directed by Anelise Sălan and Ana Ciutu
Merci Patron! (2015) directed by Fr. Ruffin

An evening dedicated to the protests of the past five years, seen through the lens of Vlad Petri

Morgen (2012), directed by Marian Crișan ( in Bichigiu, a village of Telciu)