Saturday, August 19, 2006

Pick Up The Colour - movie & Glocal History -3 performances from I'm Going Glocal project (2006)

for more details & pictures from performances visit http://
Glocal History performance no. 1 in D-K-I , Kecskemet , HU/I'm Going Glocal project
Glocal History performance no. 2 in KO.KE.M Miercurea Ciuc , RO/I'm Going Glocal project
Glocal History performance no. 3 in Loading Open Lab Bucharest, RO/I'm Going Glocal project
CONCEPT of I'm Going Glocal text by Octavian Neagu(DK) & Saskia Te Nicklin(DK)

Glocal History - Concept

HISTORY : 1 . the developmental process of society's phenomenon;
2 . a science that studies (investigates) the complex development of society , a nation and so on .

The History requires : facts , attitudes , evolution , transformations(changes) , essences(substances) , effects (consequences) , attributes , transitions , (equi)valences and so on.
Scraping the History and tacking pictures of each other through the History , the 2 characters having distinct valences - one GREY and the other one MULTI COLORED- are not only approaching the identity destruction but also of identity maintenance and the consequences borne by the LOCAL History as the result of GLOBAL expansion and of turning into GLOCAL History.
At the same time , by taking photos , the 2 characters are seeking their ( new) identity , they are comparing themselves with each other , they are (self) investigating each other , and they are looking at each other through the mirror , seeking their ( equi)valences.

The HISTORY is ( re) created / WE are ( self) included .

concept : Magda Pelmus
curators: Octavian Neagu (DK) & Saskia Te Nicklin (DK)
credit : SURSA group

Monday, July 24, 2006

artist photo/contact

Magda Pelmus


Falling Down/objects in natural size
trousers & human blood


action on the street/2006
tempera on my feet/muddy water
Small Step
/photo frames

A self ironical project, self searching, violent , the subject being me trying to (self)integrate in an hostil environment . An self centred project xploring the inside "fight" with the inside "demon"-here the EGO.


paintings/oil on canvas
dimensions variable

An ironical project aiming to reveal the significance and exaggerate and excessive advertising(even lies) to/about the food in a consumption society (too) greedy and (too) prepared to accept any exaggeration, any beautiful wrap, the ware( product itself) going to loose its value and its quality.


FOR SALE/ works & text

...the nature...about nature...
...or about something classic and beautiful...
...the nature never becomes old-fashioned...
...the nature is FOR SALE...
...NOW you can have your own nature...
...a flower is FOR SALE cause it's beautiful...
...about beauty...
...or about ugly...
...about aesthetic...
...or about unaesthetic...
...about TASTE GOOD...
...or about GOOD TASTE...
...about nature...
...natural or false...
...NOW you can have the rain...
...NOW you can have the sky...
...or whatever you wish...
...about pleasure...
...about gold...
...or about ostentation...
...about a world FOR SALE...
...or about art FOR SALE...
...about handicraft...
...or about bombastic...
...NOW you can have the Sky and the Earth...,flowers and weeds...
...about fashion...
...or about kitsch...

opening performance= the text above was recorded on a tape and played on the opening show/ text & show in collaboration with Bogdan Pelmus
paintings/oil on canvas
dimensions variable: 53/53 cm...120/120 cm



works from GOOD TASTE - FOR SALE show/2001
dimensions variable: 53/53 cm ...120/120 cm
painting/oil on canvas


It's an ironical project ,aiming to reveal social/cultural/political issues and the mentality differences ( North<>South<>East<>West) and the alienation of the modern man in the present society of consumption.
Or about loosing the oneness of the person in a social space who constantly creates patterns and about polluting the concept of zonal tradition encouraging the brand new global coordinates.

author: Magda Pelmush & Bogdan Pelmus/2001


frames from Come on Baby Light My Fire/2001

hand made paper works/water colours/romanian bread/metal
dimensions variable:personages in people's natural size/12 work pieces

author:Magda Pelmush & Bogdan Pelmus

Sunday, July 23, 2006

DOWN/ works & concept

paintings/oil on canvas/2005

A project about the separation/detachment issue from the urbane(city) space.
I,the ONLOOKER, look at the city from another "angle ", from another "point of view".

The only escape from this "crazy" and mental congested , it's UP / ABOVE.
Details are going to be lost and became unimportant.
We are loosing more and more from our vital space... City's town-planning became more and more "tired", "overloaded"...
It's about the " anxiety" of the crowded places, a kind of an "city phobia".


It's a project researching social,emotional,moral and spiritual problems.
INCIDENT begins with this painting series dealing with the evolution concept.

"Passing trough the fire it's a condition of a lifting up to a higher existence..."

Incident... absorbing,sharping
Incident ...handling roughly
Incident... controlling, capturing, creating
Incident... dematerializes,fulfilling,decliche,destroying
Incident... fecundating
Incident...instigating, idealizing, tempting,salvaging,intensifying
to be continued /2006


paintings-oil on canvas/2006
1. Incident/140/100 cm
2. Incident/160/115 cm
3. Incident/120/80 cm
4. Incident/120/80 cm
5. Incident/140/100 cm
artist: Magda Pelmus

Thursday, July 13, 2006

How can we communicate using a plastic knife/HIBRID 8 featuring SURSA group withLOADING performance

Many times the schemes can be memorized and worst ,even used continuously.
This is not a performance,it's an experiment!Questions doesn't stop at answers.Them recreate a space,"battle-field",with a strong position in the contemporary society.The answer transform the question and on the other way the question transform the answer,looking for the border between artificial and natural.
Where is the final of the artificial and where is the beginning of the natural?
How much is truth and how much is it fake?
The 2 identical performing personage are punched with a sigle , like SF heroes are,already common, invented by the society(Superman,Batman, Spider man,etc).But they communicate separated ,by a glass wall in these case,not knowing what questions or what answers they will get.
Is it there automatism or cliche in contemporary social system(society)?
The experiment has its place in the delikat-ed area of communication!

foot note: The following are questions and answers written on the gallery's window ,by the 2 identical performing personages. The window was prepared before with chocolate strips on both sizes of the glass window.

1. What do the arbitrators say?
1. On 8 and 10 they enjoy their success, on 12, 13 and 21 inspiration is remarkable.
2. They fight life!
2. How can we play, then?
3. Boy , what do you say?
3. Breasts asymmetry in the matter of their size, form or their positioning is not a problem.
4. What are your coordinates?
4. Breaking the bones to extract the marrow!
5. How much shit can you eat?
5. How can I answer to you?

SURSA group/Loading
LOADING performance /2005/is part of the show"How can we communicate using a plastic knife"-HIBRID 8/video installation

curators: Theo Pelmus (CA) & Bogdan Pelmus (RO)
credit:SURSA group (Magda Pelmus,Florina Nita,Bogdan Pelmus)/RO