artISt: path. ideal

In 2010, Roxane Borgna made a documentary film, based on a series of interviews with 10 recent graduates of the Faculty of Theater in Iasi. In 2023, she returned to Romania and conducted 9 new interviews with the same subjects, this time filming in Bucharest, Iasi, Timișoara and Cluj-Napoca.

The screening of the documentary and the launch of the online platform will take place on Sunday, October 22, from 19:00 at Teatrul Basca.

After the documentary, there will be a debate about the place of the artist in society and models of existence and survival of art and the artist in capitalist society.

Moderator: Miki Braniște

Speakers: Dana Domșodi (sociologist), Costa Tovarnisky (actor) and Ana Maria Ursu (actress / director / cultural manager)


About the video installation and online platform artISt: journey. ideal:

The curatorial approach of the video installation seeks to rediscover some characters who expressed their visions and wishes for the future in 2010, being bearers of an objective truth - actors, directors or singers, artists in retraining. It reveals the elements of everyone's reality, observed and organized realities. The installation will also follow the discovery of the places where we "find" these artists - in the theater, with the team on tour, an improvisational theater group in a bar, the artist undergoing reprofessionalization in the countryside, thus demonstrating the variety of possibilities for the development of to a person. The online platform centralizes and mirrors the two paths of each artist, the one from 2010 face to face with the one from 2023.


Co-producers: ColectivA Association and Nageurs de Nuit

Partners: Faculty of Theater and Film, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca (FTF), French Institute, Ion Vidu Art High School Timișoara, National University of Arts George Enescu, Iași (UNAGE), National University of Theater and Cinematography "I.L. Caragiale" from Bucharest (UNATC)

Partner spaces: Tranzit House (Cluj-Napoca), Replika Educational Theater Center (Bucharest), Basca Theatre (Timișoara)

Co-sponsor: AFCN

The project is part of the national cultural programme "Timișoara – European Capital of Culture in 2023" and is funded through the Grow Timișoara 2023 programme, implemented by the Center for Projects Timișoara, with funds allocated from the state budget, through the budget of the Ministry of Culture.

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Artist. Parcurs ideal

Artist. Parcurs ideal