A guide for disobedient conduct.

A selection of artists and works that look at creation from an askew angle.

: Anetta Mona Chisa, Mihai Iepure-Górski, Lera Kelemen, Michelle Lacombe, Vasile Leac, Diana Manole, Olivia Mihălțianu, Cătălina Nistor, Navid Nuur, Daniela Palimariu, Thomas Poeser, Raluca Popa

: Marina Albu, Vlad Basalici, Liliana Basarab, Dan Basu, Pavel Brăila, Anca Bucur, Mihai Iepure-Górski, Cătălina Gubandru, Navid Nuur, Alexandru Niculescu, Daniela Pălimariu, Cristian Răduță, Mihai Rusen, Cristian Rusu, Maria Pop Timaru, ccrocodile tearss, Ovidiu Toader, Ken Ueno

31 July - 1 Aug. 2020

2, 3 and 4 July 2020


Process Terminus took place, for the first time, during Art Encounters Biennial Timișoara 2017 and was on the shortlist of the contest for Romania's Pavilion for the Venice Biennale 2019.



Process Terminus takes on the role of an art sanitarium and applies an ecology of ideas. Not only it encourages the destruction of things that are no longer desired, but offers space for new projects, it liberates and creates support for new concepts. Some statues need to be taken down so that we can hope to change things. Some artworks deserve to disappear in order to make space. Space for thought, for meetings, or simply space for new works.

The project proposes a transfer of the complete annihilation of an artwork, from the creator to the public, through a process terminus in which the visitor has the chance to deconstruct artworks, up until their complete destruction.

Process Terminus is in itself a research platform for its own hypothesis. Although, logistically, it has a clearly stated and implemented protocol of operation, the project provokes an infinity of solutions and fresh questions. The participants – audience or artists – will inevitably find ways of avoiding or messing with the protocol, they will read the project's intentions totally different than what the author's expected, they will surprise us with solutions and instructions of a genius simplicity or they will help us discover gaps, weaknesses or confirmations of the hypothesis.

The results of the research are visible in real time, and its documentation becomes richer with every day the project is happening. Process Terminus is urging for continuous experiment, for accepting failure without regret, for the persistence of uninterrupted study. In this learning process, the project places the public in the role of the pedagogue: its interaction with the works is far from being entertainment, but contributes to knowledge, to distillation and materialization of abstract ideas.

Partners: ARTA Magazine, Uniunea Artiștilor Plastici (Artists Union), National Museum of Contemporary Art, The National Dance Center, Art&Co Association

A cultural project co-funded by the Administration of the National Cultural Fund. The project does not necessarily represent the position of the Administration of the National Cultural Fund. The AFCN is not responsible for the content of the project or the manner in which the results of the project may be used. These are entirely the responsibility of the funding recipient.

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a project by Sandwich

Session II
with: Anetta Mona Chisa, Mihai Iepure-Górski, Lera Kelemen, Michelle Lacombe, Vasile Leac, Diana Manole, Olivia Mihălțianu, Cătălina Nistor, Navid Nuur, Daniela Palimariu, Thomas Poeser, Raluca Popa

31 July - 1 August 2020

Outer Skin - steps towards termination
1. PUT ON the Outer Skin. Do it slowly, carefully. Make it meaningful, it is an outer skin after all.
2. WEAR the Outer Skin. Try to get comfortable with it, standing, sitting, maybe try some walking. Take your time but don’t overdo it. (Be aware vision is limited so make sure the area is safe).
3. TAKE OFF the Outer Skin. Again, do it slowly, carefully. There isn’t much left now.
4. CUT the Outer Skin to pieces using the available scissors. The smaller the better.
5. DISPOSE of the leftovers. Consider the Outer Skin terminated.

self fitting room
What is a performance without audience? If the scope of a performative, thus communicative, act is to transmit a message, what happens when there is no one there to receive it? Does the absence of a perceptive body cancel the essence of the act itself? Through its nature, a performative act is intended to address and create a situation for the audience, as well as the performer. Without a dialog, therefore a reaction, the action itself becomes futile. Or does it? By setting the conceptual frame for a performative action, the cabin creates a paradoxical situation for the user where he/she can perform (or not) any actions, without being seen.

CM5041AX, 2020, ceramic, paint, ø 16cm, video instructions (2K, sound, 1 min).

The public is invited to drop the ceramic piece as an iconic gesture (see video instructions). This action can destroy the object, but ideas are indestructible.
CM5041AX is part of the long term project art miles* and conceived as a response to the invitation of Process Terminus Extended by Sandwich, an event which is facilitating and questioning in the same time the destruction and the limits of art works.
*art miles is an artistic platform enabling knowledge, understanding and use of art, both for artists and art consumers. The entire process is relying on the desalienating function of creation.

What was to be said (2020)

(three audio tapes: Eraser, Verbs, Professions)
Listen to the recordings, if you have time.
Rewind the tapes after listening to them.
Record Eraser over the other two tapes.

Process Terminus at Art Encounters 2017

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