Visual artist and film director Stefan Constantinescu comes to RCC

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24th October 2013

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On the 24th October we showed three of Stefan Constantinescu's internationally acclaimed short films: 

Troleibuzul 92 (2009), Family Dinner (2012) and Six Big Fish (2013).

The screening was followed by a discussion with the art curator Simina Neagu

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Between his current show at Gothenburg Museum of Art and his participation at theB3 Moving Image Biennial in Frankfurt, Stefan Constantinescu comes to RCC to present three of his latest short films. The discussion, moderated by curator Simina Neagu will give an insight into Stefan Constantinescu's work, his artistic practice as well as his upcoming projects.

Six Big Fish (2013) | 14 min | in Swedish, Romanian, English with English subtitles

Ann Sofi and Andreas are a couple of Swedish artists. They came to Romania as exchange students and have a workshop in an apartment downtown Bucharest. Ann Sofi sees art as a means of expressing her personal experiences and records her daily life obsessively with a video-camera. One summer afternoon, their neighbour, an amateur fisherman, offers them bag of live fish. The two are more eager to admire rather than slaughter the six creatures. After much ado, they chose to leave the fish in the freezer. A few hours later, to their surprise the fish are still alive. The two embark on a mission to release the fish in the nearest pond. However, this undertaking turns out to be more difficult than they would have expected and the obstacles they encounter bring to light their differing approaches to art, life and authorship. (Screenplay by Xandra Popescu & ?tefan Constantinescu)

Family Dinner (2012) | 14 min | in Swedish with English subtitles

In the prosperous and chic apartment of the Christiansson family, strange things are going on. While Niclas is in the kitchen preparing dinner, in the bathroom adultery is being consummated through the means of new technologies. Maja, wife and mother, is exchanging kinky messages on her mobile phone from the bathtub while her husband and daughter are impatiently waiting for her to have a family dinner. Even when her phone is out of battery, she cannot bring herself to stop. (Screenplay by Xandra Popescu & Stefan Constantinescu)

Troleibuz 92 (2009) | 8 min | in Romanian with English subtitles

A man gets on a trolleybus and starts a phone conversation with his wife or girlfriend. Because she doesn't answer the phone, he is talking violently and threatens her with death. The passengers become spectators, unwillingly.

Photo credits:Marc Hankins

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