presented in "Arcub" Bucharest in 2004 as part
of BBC (Berlin Bucharest Cardiff) _
choreography, training, text, structures:
Ursula Raffalt
Anthony J. Faulder-Mawson
Ursula Mawson-Raffalt

Arcub is in a beautiful old Art Deco building in the centre of Bucharest, opposite the American Embassy. The presentations were made in the entrance hall and the installation was made to highlight the beautiful, original architecture.

There was little light except strip lights and lovely art-deco side lights all of which were coloured using theatre colours. The rest of the installation was made using paper squares of varying sizes and placed to accent and compliment the angles of the architecture.

the centre piece of the entrance was a beautiful staircase on which attention was centred by placing the letters b.o.n.j.o.u.r.b.u.c.h.a.r.e.s.t. on the steps, by placing white squares at strategic viewpoints and by reducing the technical clutter to a minimum by only using available light, adding only the sound equipment.

I decided to use paper to make the elements of the installation as I thought it would be economical but I was shocked to learn how expensive it was relative to the cost of living. The Romanians are very poor but beautiful people and I am very grateful to all those who helped me out with sourcing materials and conjuring up solutions when they were too expensive or not available at all.

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