FEED ME @ Galateca

Part of NAG#8, hosted at Galateca contemporary art and design gallery in Bucharest, until June 6th, 2014, FEED ME is the first interactive multimedia art project of artists Marilena Oprescu Singer (Saint Machine) and Radu Pop (Noper).

A ludic experiment, with a self-ironic approach, FEED ME is actually “a live organism that feeds on the energy produced by the movements of the public”.

“Once you are swallowed by the womb of monstrous and perpetually insatiable Tra, you find yourself facing seven enchanted mirrors, seven gateways to the distant realms of ancestral past. The Secret Memories of Noper are womb recollections of past lives of the soul before entering the egg. Noper’s artworks urge you to remember your belonging to the cosmic dimension, they are portals that transcend the organic cilia tissue and go beyond the finitude of relating to time and space. Inviting you to pass through, the interaction with them is deceptive and their very existence is feeding on your consciousness while feeding you back with empty symbols. Noper creates satirical links with the seven major arcana of Tarot, his universe of secret memories shows you glimpses of surrealist sceneries and bizarre characters whose faces are hidden, forming a space of false mysticism and hallow symbols”.

In the middle of this organic world “lies The Sacred Egg of the Saint Machine that invites you to offer your head as a tribute. The Dead Embryo needs your energy to return to life, it cannot breathe without you, it doesn’t even exist unless you look at it. The egg is about potentiality and perpetually repetitive but insufficient physicality, about the continuous death and revival, feeding on your energy, trying to suck all your attention through your head and leaving behind a beheaded body”.

(Marilena Oprescu Singer)

THE FOOL

THE FOOL / Photo: The re:art

THE MAGICIAN

THE MAGICIAN

THE MAGICIAN

THE MAGICIAN / Photos: The re:art

THE EMPRESS

THE EMPRESS

THE EMPRESS / Photos: The re:art

THE EMPEROR

THE EMPEROR

THE EMPEROR

THE EMPEROR / Photos: The re:art

THE HANGED MAN

THE HANGED MAN / Photos: The re:art

DEATH

DEATH / Photo: The re:art

THE STAR

THE STAR / Photos: The re:art

Womb of Tra

Womb of Tra

WOMB OF TRA / Photos: The re:art

Womb of Tra

WOMB OF TRA  © SAINT MACHINE (simulation)

The Resurrection of the Dead Embryo

THE RESURRECTION OF THE DEAD EMBRYO © SAINT MACHINE (sketch)

Photo: Radu Sandovici

Photo: Radu Sandovici via Galateca

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© 2014 NOPER + SAINT MACHINE
ARTMIX project supported by ARCUB, ICR & GALATECA

Concept & illustrations: NOPER + SAINT MACHINE
Music & sound design: MITOȘ MICLEUȘANU
3D modelling & animation: RENIFORM
Animation: TUDOR CALNEGRU
Software engineer: MARIUS FARCAS, ALEXANDRU PALADE
Building engineer & magician: FLORIN PALADE
Sound: CRISTIAN SINGER
Video: NEIL COLTOFEANU