ARCHIVE IMAGES: Process Terminus during Art Encounters 2017, Timișoara
PROCESS TERMINUS EXTENDED
A guide for disobedient conduct.
A selection of artists and works that look at creation from an askew angle.
SESSION I: 2, 3 and 4 July 2020, 6 – 9 pm, by appointment only
with contributions by: Marina Albu, Vlad Basalici, Liliana Basarab, Dan Basu, Pavel Brăila, Anca Bucur, Mihai Iepure-Górski, Cătălina Gubandru, Navid Nuur, Alexandru Niculescu, Daniela Pălimariu, Cristian Răduță, Mihai Rusen, Cristian Rusu, Maria Pop Timaru, ccrocodile tearss, Ovidiu Toader, Ken Ueno (the list is open)
Process Terminus (Extended) takes on the role of an art sanitarium and applies an ecology of ideas. Not only it encourages the destruction of things that are no longer desired, but offers space for new projects, it liberates and creates support for new concepts. Some statues need to be taken down so that we can hope to change things. Some artworks deserve to disappear in order to make space. Space for thought, for meetings, or simply space for new works.
The project proposes a transfer of the complete annihilation of an artwork, from the creator to the public, through a process terminus in which the visitor has the chance to deconstruct artworks, up until their complete destruction.
Process Terminus is in itself a research platform for its own hypothesis. Although, logistically, it has a clearly stated and implemented protocol of operation, the project provokes an infinity of solutions and fresh questions. The participants – audience or artists – will inevitably find ways of avoiding or messing with the protocol, they will read the project's intentions totally different than what the author's expected, they will surprise us with solutions and instructions of a genius simplicity or they will help us discover gaps, weaknesses or confirmations of the hypothesis. The results of the research are visible in real time, and its documentation becomes richer with every day the project is happening. Process Terminus is urging for continuous experiment, for accepting failure without regret, for the persistence of uninterrupted study. In this learning process, the project places the public in the role of the pedagogue: its interaction with the works is far from being entertainment, but contributes to knowledge, to distillation and materialization of abstract ideas.
Process Terminus took place, for the first time, during Art Encounters Biennial Timișoara 2017 and was on the shortlist of the contest for Romania's Pavilion for the Venice Biennale 2019.
The event is part of the project Process Terminus Extended.
Partners: ARTA Magazine, Uniunea Artiștilor Plastici (Artists Union), National Museum of Contemporary Art, The National Dance Center, Art&Co Association
A cultural project co-funded by the Administration of the National Cultural Fund. The project does not necessarily represent the position of the Administration of the National Cultural Fund. The AFCN is not responsible for the content of the project or the manner in which the results of the project may be used. These are entirely the responsibility of the funding recipient.