Transformarea peisajului prin artă
***O versiune completă a acestei pagini în limba română va fi disponibilă în curând***
Art-Landscape Transformations is a 3-year (2008-2011) pan-European project on landscape, art and heritage consisting of ten partners from across Europe and financed by the European Commission Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency within its Culture Programme (2007-13). The Cardiff University School of History, Archaeology & Religion partner project, Măgura Trecut şi Prezent, is centred around the Romanian village of Măgura and, through the process of scientific and artistic interventions, will gain new insight into the relationships that different groups of people have with their physical environment and associated archaeology. The Art-Landscape Transformations project combines work from across academic disciplines and involves archaeologists, historians, architects, performance artists, photographers, and many others. In addition to the Cardiff partner, teams from France, Ireland, Latvia, Portugal, Sardinia and Spain are carrying out similar local projects in other parts of Europe. All of the participants are making work (scientific and artistic) that connects past and present experiences of landscape in natural and human senses.
The Măgura Trecut şi Prezent proiectul is a partnership between Cardiff University and the Muzeul Judeţean Teleorman.
Visit the Mass-media-Resurce section to read an introduction to the project in the Interventions: Măgura Trecut şi Prezent book [pdf, 2mb]
The aim of the new work around Măgura is to investigate different interventions into the local landscape: prehistoric (8000 year old pit-dwellings ); scientific (recent archaeological and geomorphological trenching); and artistic (Land Art, film, audio, photography and graphic illustration to be implemented with the new grant). The intention is to gain new insight into the relationships that different groups of people (past/present; local/foreign; academic/lay) have with their physical environment, particularly in a region which, though rich with historic and prehistoric sites and local cultural heritage, is poor in modern industry or other commercial terms. Work will take place in collaboration with the Muzeul Judeţean Teleorman in Alexandria (Romania) and with the people of the village of Măgura.
The Măgura Trecut şi Prezent book [pdf, 15mb] presents reflections by some of the project participants on the art residencies, workshops and exhibitions they were involved with and addresses issues to do with intervention, national and international collaboration, participation, and the relevance, meaning and accessibility of artistic and scholarly outputs to diverse audiences.
As part of this project, a wide range of activities and events took place in and around the village of Măgura and at the Muzeul Judeţean Teleorman involving local villagers and national and international invited participants. Activities and events included:
- workshops on desene comunitare, modelarea ceramicii and râul în mozaicuri;
- ethnographic realizarea de filme;
- fotografii din sat and the surrounding landscape and heritage;
- art residencies on desene botanice, land art, desenarea obiectelor and înregistrarea sunetului;
- expoziţia fotografică "Măgura";
- conferinţa "Peisaj Rural";
- conferinţa "Preistoria Dunării de Jos";
- Măgura Trecut ş Prezent expoziţie;
- expoziţia "Neoliticul în judeţul Teleorman".