speculating on space in Chisinau

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Through a three folded continues exploration based on movement scores I in collaboration with Ana M. Popapa,  Elodie Mourier, Nadia Izosimova & Veronica Butucel, explored the public space in front of the former Gaudeamus cinema in Chisinau (MD). A space of hot political debates at the time of research. There had been a cinema build under Soviet times, recently deconstructed ‘illegally’, which was then stopped by local authorities who had also given permissions at some point. Before all of that there had been a Lutheran cemetery. I was curious if we could map the space through a bodily experience. For this project I developed a movement score based on gestures from being buried. Everything was tied together in a publication.

spatial observations:

 

scoring:

movement explorations:

 

 

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