“Clouds on the ceiling” – Performance by Apparatus 22

Clouds On The Ceiling, a performance Apparatus 22, is an introspective exploration of modern love, memory, loss, and longing. 

A series of leather objects inscribed with texts and symbols will act in performance as vessels ~ non-linear diary lines ~ Oracle's riddles to create a sequence of mental pictures about ruptures ~ societal changes ~ personal transformations that have occurred since the disappearance of their friend ~ colleague ~ partner Ioana Nemeș. 

A reference to the ancient tradition of scrolls as carriers of knowledge and wisdom, the use of leather as a material on which the collective records a wide range of feelings, memories, and thoughts is equal parts eerie ~ hypnotic ~ visceral. In "Clouds on the ceiling," time, language, and imagination are extremely flexible materials, deeply impregnated with queer perspectives from the Suprainfinit - a utopian realm that Apparatus 22 imagined and shaped since 2015 as a favorite host for a certain type of hope: critical and corrosive. Meandering between the edges of the real and the utopia, the collective says goodbye to the past, suddenly heads towards possible better futures, and seeks moments of transcendence.

This event is part of "Rituals, Keepers and Storms" Exhibition | Special Programme - Closing Weekend ECoC 2023. The exhibition is organized by the Art Encounters Foundation and is co-financed by the Municipality of Timișoara through the Center for Projects and the Administration of the National Cultural Fund (AFCN), with MNAC Bucharest and S.M.A.K. Ghent as strategic partners. 

The project does not necessarily represent the position of the Administration of the National Cultural Fund. AFCN is not responsible for the content of the project or how the results of the project may be used. These are entirely the responsibility of the beneficiary of the funding. 

The project is part of the national cultural program "Timișoara – European Capital of Culture in 2023" and is financed through the European Echoes program, run by the Center for Projects of the Municipality of Timișoara, with amounts allocated from the state budget, through the budget of the Ministry of Culture.

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ACT - Art, Connections and Transformation

ACT - Art, Connections and Transformation