ROBERT FEARNS - MATEI BEJENARU
7 May 2005 - 29 May 2005
A project about cultural interpretation,and understanding.
ROBERT FEARNS with invited artist MATEI BEJENARU, are showing simultaneously at R O O M Gallery in Bristol and VECTOR, a small gallery in Iasi, a remote city in a north east corner of Romania. For the INTER. project Robert Fearns found Matei Bejenaru through the internet and exchanged spoken translations of descriptions of the street and buildings outside their respective galleries, interpreted by Romanian Ioana Marinescu.
Robert Fearns who initiated the project says 'The work is as much to do with
the social and conceptual process of interpretation and cultural exchange as it is with making and presenting pictures in a conventional sense. As I am primarily a visual artist I want the images to be interesting in their own right, but in an important sense they are simply the outcome or end product of the real work, which is the exploration of culturally different ways of seeing the world around us.'
As we hoped the project grew, and has extended into talks, written descriptions, imaginative texts and a catalogue.
CONVERSATION BETWEEN THE ARTISTS SATURDAY 7th MAY 3pm - TALK by ROBERT FEARNS SUNDAY 22nd MAY at 12 oclock
Opening Thursday -Sunday 12-6pm