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Florin Flueras "Artwork"
/ apap Feminist Futures

Florin Flueras, Artwork (2020-)

With Eliza Trefas, Martina Piazzi, Florin Flueras


The presentation of Artwork in Warsaw will take place on Friday, 27th of October, between 17h00 and 21h00 at WOK Lab, Marszałkowska 34/50



Artwork is a method that borrows from somatic, spiritual, therapeutic techniques and aesthetics but it is centered on transforming artworks into practices. Central to Artwork is the idea that artworks should be practiced, that art shouldn't just be seen, it should be lived. Why all the effort to create artworks just to be finished in products to be consumed? Sometimes you can have the feeling that the final products, the "artworks" are the tombstones of practices, thoughts, affects, perspectives behind them. In Artwork, works that are done mostly to be looked at are activated in the bodies of visitors/clients/students, they're transformed into Artwork – an artwork and a new method at the same time. Artwork is ambiguous, it can appear as performance, therapy, exhibition, workshop, promotional event, text, artwork or a combination of these, depending on the context – art, philosophy, spirituality, therapy, education, alternative medicine, literature. Ideally, audiences/clients /visitors from many of these fields are brought together at the same event. Artwork is the meeting of these publics, conventions and perspectives around artworks as practices. 


Florin Flueras' work expands into spheres of politics, philosophy, spirituality, health care, media, education, literature – affecting conventions and certainties, producing performative meetings between art and its outside, through entities like Artwork, Unsorcery, Clinica, Black Hyperbox, Postspectacle, Art Opening. In his recent work, he explores body situations and capacities that affect what underlies the conceptual and perceptual, what is possible to think, see and feel in different contexts. In certain prestigious art events the works appear uninvited as Unofficial Unworks. More than visual or conceptual, Florin sees his recent practice as affect art. He has shown at MAB FAAP Sao Paulo, DEPO Istanbul, Jardim Equatorial Sao Paulo, MUMOK Kino Vienna, HAU Berlin, TQW Vienna, Karas Zagreb, DeSingle Antwerp, Suprainfinit Bucharest, MNAC Bucharest, Salonul de Proiecte Bucharest, Berardo Museum Lisbon, Aleppo Brussels, Hordaland Kunstsenter Bergen, Akademie Solitude Stuttgart, Europalia Brussels, Swimming Pool Sofia, Bozar Brussels, Centrale Fies, Matter of Art Prague Biennale…


Eliza Trefas is a performer and choreographer, in the fields of contemporary dance and visual arts. She is currently doing her research and projects in collaboration, with an interest in bridging visible and invisible forms of life through the body. She is overlapping conventions as an attempt to open a certain complexity and sensibility in the ways we inhabit landscapes, urban environments, world, against numbness, against cold certitude. She presented her works in contexts such as Salonul de Proiecte Bucharest, eXplore Festival Bucharest, Bang Torres Vedras, Multiplicidades Festival Santa Cruz, RAKETE TQW, DO Festival Gdasnk, National Dance Centre Bucharest. In 2021, she was awarded the CNDB prize for her contribution in contemporary dance.


Martina Piazzi is a dancer and choreographer who recently graduated the Danish National School of Performing Arts. She's actively working with the collective “Parini Secondo” which she founded in collaboration with Sissj Bassani. Recent works with the collective include SPEEED (2020) a choreographic and musical project inspired by Para Para and Eurobeat phenomenon, and be me (2021). Her experience as performer includes the collaboration with Florin Flueras, for the works Unexperiences, Unimages, Artwork and Love. Her durational performance PILE (2022) approaches the relationship between dancer and objects on stage, through the action of sliding. Untitled Places (2019) is a study on movement quality starting from the word Kenopsia.


With the support of Solitude Projects Bucharest, AFCN Bucharest, Swimming Pool Sofia, Radar Sofia, Aether Sofia, /SAC Bucharest, Schloss Solitude Stuttgart, Tanzfabrik Berlin, Inszper Warsaw, WOK (Warsaw Observatory of Culture), apap Feminist Futures.


The presentation in Warsaw is organised in frames of the residency programme of the apap Feminist Futures network, co-funded by the “Creative Europe” Programme of the European Union

The presentation is co-organised by Inszper (Instytut Sztuk Performatywnych), Asociatia culturala Solitude Project in Bucharest and WOK (Warsaw Observatory of Culture). The residency is co-hosted by Inszper in collaboration with Asociatia culturala Solitude Project in Bucharest and Teatr Powszechny im Z. Hübnera in Warsaw.


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