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In Performance: Collectif Experiencia’s MACHINE (NYC)

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A performance, an installation, a trip through the ethers of the digital heavens.

July 5th – July 7th

MACHINE is a 4-channel video and audio installation envisioned as a staging ground for upload to the digital heavens. By using motion sensing technologies, video, audio, and water elements, MACHINE enables a pre-upload body/mind “work-out”. Evaporation Study #1 exhibits the body in transition, its spirit in evaporation, and a liminal state of being, blissfully caught between an individual body and the multiplicity of the digital cloud.

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Performance of Evaporation Study #1 on July 5th at 7pm. FREE with RSVP:

MACHINE is a self-produced endeavor by Collectif Experiencia presented as a part of the Brooklyn International Performance Art Festival.

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Raul Zbengheci is inspired by monolithic social housing left over after the Communist regime in Bucharest. These are buildings that speak louder than anyone who inhabits them, they are buildings that create visions and ghosts for anyone surrounded by them. For Collectif Experiencia, he uses these memories of monumental constructions to create stage spaces that serve as speaking skeletons, superficial and waiting to be filled by bodies and movements that will redefine the spaces themselves. When considering the stage, he uses light to redefine and reconstruct the space with the idea that a precise structure on the outside can allow for greater abstraction within the limits it has imposed. Zbengheci is also a photographer and writer. In photography, he uses the same ideas he expresses for the stage, composing spaces rather than capturing them. His first book, Tryin’ to Find Another Place, is in final revision. The project nicesentences aims to find a style of writing detached from context and minimal, visceral as well as aesthetic. He lives in New York where he is the Editor-in-Chief of Connectom, LEIMAY-CAVE's online artist network and publication. He is also the co-founder of Collectif Experiencia.

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