VIRUS Diary, Sound drawings

Ioanea Vreme Moser & Dan Perjovschi Installation, 2020

Commissioned for SIMULTAN Festival 2022 – UNSEEN
 27 SEPT – 3 OCT / 16:00-22:00

VIRUS Diary, Sound drawings is a sound installation, the result of the collaboration between Ioana Vreme Moser and Dan Perjovschi, two artists who work with different means of expression: sound and drawing. The installation VIRUS Diary, Sound drawings illustrates a series of eighteen drawings made by Dan Perjovschi during the quarantine through the means of narrative discourse. The artist invited several well-known figures in the field of arts to narrate the content of his drawings in a personal way, without any particular restrictions. Ioana Vreme Moser created 16 sound objects to play their recorded voices, for which she used white sheets of paper to recreate the speaker diaphragm – paper being the primary support for Perjovschi’s drawings.

Celenk Bafra, Istanbul
Robert Bajenaru, București
Luchezar Boyadjiev, Sofia
Răzvan BrăileanuBucurești
Ivet Ćurlin, Zagreb/Wien
Alina Georgiana Teodorescu, London
Valentina Gervasoni, Bergamo
Shihoko Ida, Nagoya
Ana Kun, Timișoara
MAGMA, Sfântu Gheorghe
Diana Marincu, Timișoara
Monotremu, Târgu Mureș
Simona Nastac, London
George Rosu, Cluj Napoca
Nathalie Shin / Haily Grenet, Paris
Courtney Tramposh, New York
Raluca Voinea, București
Eva Volkmer, Berllin
Trevor Yeung, Hong Kong

Ioana Vreme Moser
b.1994 Timișoara, Romania / living in T10 – Berlin

Ioana Vreme Moser is a transmedia narrator and sound artist engaged with research activities, electronic poetics, and ludic notations. 
She develops her practice around the inconspicuous gestures of everyday existence, altering and transforming mundane objects that she finds in her intimate environments in an attempt to explore the links with their collected memories. She places electronic components and control voltages in different situations of interaction with organic materials, lost and found items and environmental stimuli.
Her works are dominated by sardonic narrations, bits and pieces of garbage, anachronous circuitry and low-tech technologies that resound in diagrams, sound-sculptures, hand-made instruments or sound-performance setups. 
Active mainly in Eastern Europe, she has been closely engaged with the Electroacoustic Music Studio Krakow, Kinema Ikon experimental group and Simultan, Media Art Association, Timisoara. Currently, she is based in the T10 artist collective, Berlin.

Dan Perjovschi
b. 1961 Sibiu, lives and works in Bucharest and Sibiu

Romanian-born Dan Perjovschi is an artist who mixes drawing, cartoon and graffiti in artistic pieces drawn directly on the walls of European and American museums and contemporary art spaces. These drawings – both witty and incisive – comment on current political, social or cultural issues or events. His stark style of line drawing allows him to condense the conflicts and dilemmas of the world into a rapid-response commentary that is both political and honest.

Perjovschi’s artistic practice has been influenced by artists of the 1960s and 1970s, newspaper cartoonists, the international art scene, and mainly by the media. In order to reach more people with his satirical thoughts on society, Perjovschi opted for the popular language of political cartoons. Inspiration for his drawings comes from a multitude of sources: conversations, rumours, newspaper articles, gossip, television, and global or local events. The illustrations are simple black marker line drawings, sometimes accompanied with succinct wordplay or punch line captions. With just a few strokes, Perjovschi sums up the current state of affairs with regard to religion, terror, nationalism or consumerism. The results are a hybrid of graffiti and activism with the best qualities of a good newspaper cartoon.