B_T5 Ioana Marinescu PAST PRESENT

Ioana Marinescu lockdown residency 23 March – 9 April 2021

With a background in architecture and a practice of photography, Ioana Marinescu works with large images in public spaces, projections and live actions. Gestures of power and acts of displacement are re-enacted through archival imagery and testimonies.

For three weeks during UK lockdown, Marinescu experimented in real life with the dynamics of Beaconsfield’s Upper Gallery, bringing photographic archives of erased places elsewhere  into relationship with its specific architecture and history.Marinescu was joined, at distance and on different occasions, by choreographer Hanna Gillgren and artist Elena Andreea Teleaga to develop aspects of their own research in collaboration.

See Visual Diary hereThe residency was offered  to Marinescu as a Research and Development opportunity, anticipating a future post-pandemic public exhibition in partnership with the Romanian Cultural Institute (See PAST PRESENT. Fragments of Memory. Bucharest-Pompeii-London, 2023). B_T5 Ioana Marinescu. PAST PRESENT As if asleep … culminated in a filmed discussion probing Marinescu’s themes of erasure and power, with Hanna Gilgren and Beaconsfield’s co-Director Naomi Siderfin, convened by Magda Stroe, Acting Director of the Romanian Cultural Institute.