Bio

Statement:

I think that my latest works have the power (if not the purpose) to illustrate a very personal tendency regarding my artistic activity.

In this six years of study and activity I oscillated between almost all of the types and methods in image making, technical image creation, direct analogue/digital photography, and so on. The only unchanged and common point in all of my projects and ideas, in my ‘themes’ was and still is the consciousness, our unconsciousness relationship between the man and space, between the social actor and the urban scene; and about how these two are manipulating each other, concentrating more on the result, on the ‘leftovers’ of the action.

The ‘theme’, my ‘theme’ is, as you can see, very ‘documentary’ like, and this is because of my beliefs regarding the inevitability of the mimesis state of the photographic product, and by default is a documentary like one, without the acceptance or the rejection by the author. And I think that only within the (visual) document production I can create a very strong bond, almost palpable between me and reality (or a kind of ‘truth’, my ‘truth’).

In this way I consider that my photography does not necessarily, or doesn’t only attest the existence of a place/space, or of some events/happenings, but assure the fact that through the photographic action/activity/gesture I attest my existence; yes,I think that my photography is talking about a coexistence/cohabitation between me and reality, between the creator and ‘truth’.

Thereby my latest works are talking about this, about the creation of a ‘complete’ memory of the place, through the insertion of a certain number of moments/happenings influenced by the space in which they occurred, and how these moments, in time, and brought together by digital tooling are affecting/manipulating the place. 


Curriculum vitae:

Name: Bocșe Daniel-Ștefan

Date and Place of Birth: 03.03.1993, Petroșani, HD, Romania.

Contact: (+40)772.266.056, dani.bocse@gmail.com

Occupation:

2016 – Coordinator of  the “din Deal” (from the Hill) Art Gallery at “Sigismund Toduta” Art School from Deva, Romania ( www.galeriadindeal.wix.com/sigismundtoduta ) ;

2015 – Specialized substitute teacher at the “Sigismund Toduta” Art School from Deva, Romania.

Education:

2012-2015 – Art Degree in the specialization of Photography-Video-Computerized image processing at Art and Design University from Cluj-Napoca, Romania;

2014 – Erasmus Intensive Program “La guerre, un peu, beaucoup, passionnément, pas du tout!!!” with dance, performance, video montage and teather at the International Theatre Festival in Avignon, France ( http://erasmusipc2e2a.over-blog.com/ );

2013 – International Erasmus Program “Contemporary Past – Counter Strategies for Greenwashing” in Nida, Lithuania ( http://nidacolony.lt/en/projects/contemporary-past-tracking-a-postcard );

2008-2012 – Art Certificate in the specialization of Graphic Arts at “Sigismund Toduta” Art School from Deva, Romania;

Art Symposiums/Festivals:

2016 – The Cultural-Education Festival ”Trecut.Prezent.Viitor” (Past.Present.Future), 1st edition, in Deva, Romania (Organizer/Coordinator) ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Azkzvu4oFyg );

2015 – “Manici’s hut” Art Camp, 2nd edition in the Mountains of Parang, Jiu Valley, Romania (Organizer/Coordinator) ( https://vimeo.com/134497140 );

2015 – “Manici’s hut” Art Camp, 1st edition in the Mountains of Parang, Jiu Valley, Romania (Organizer/Coordinator) ( https://vimeo.com/126108132 ) ;

2012 – Student Film Festival (Ffest), 1st place in the Photography section, theme “Faces” in Cluj-Napoca, Romania ( http://film.sapientia.ro/en/news/prizes-of-the-6th-ffest );

Courses/Workshops:

2014 – Photography Workshop on the theme of “Photographic Seriality and Photographic Essay” at the Art Gallery from the “Decebal” National College in Deva, Romania; ( https://artavizuala21.wordpress.com/2014/04/29/fragmente-si-secvente-ale-realitatii-la-af4/ );

2014 – “Places near us” Photography Festival, 3rd edition in Petrosani, Romania (Guest);

2013 – “Places near us” Photography Festival, 2nd edition in Petrosani, Romania (Guest);

2012 – “Places near us” Photography Festival, 1st edition in Petrosani, Romania (Guest);

Exhibition:

2015 – “A`SPECTRUM” – with Iancu Ana – Photography and Light Installation at the Art Gallery from Hunedoara, Romania ( http://adevarul.ro/locale/hunedoara/video-fotografiile-realizate-ana-iancu-daniel-bocse-prezentate-intr-o-expozitie-inedita-hunedoara-1_54d5389c448e03c0fd592f08/index.html );

2013 – “Negreni, photographic essay” at the Photography Studio Art Gallery from the “Paintbrush Factory” Contemporary Art complex in Cluj-Napoca, Romania (https://artavizuala21.wordpress.com/2012/10/25/daniel-stefan-bocse-negreni-un-eseu-fotografic/ );

Group Exhibitions:

2014 – Light and Sound Installation in the project “Fortress Hill //: Cetatuia” within the German Cultural Institute in Cluj-Napoca, Romania;

2014 – “Near the Imperfection” wood and object installation within the “Point of View, Urban Scene” and “CU3 group” in Cluj-Napoca, Romania ( http://actualdecluj.ro/foto-video-cum-arata-strada-kogalniceanu-inchisa-traficului-auto-dans-versus-masini-in-centrul-clujului/ );

2014 – Exhibition Marathon within the “Log in RE-action” at the Contemporary Art Space “Reactor” with photography and experimental movie in Cluj-Napoca, Romania;

2013 – National Exhibition called “Young Vibrations” at “Constantin Brancus” Art Gallery from the Romanian Parliament in Bucharest, Romania;

2013 – Film and Photography International Festival “InterArt”, IXth edition, in Aiud, Romania;

2013 – “Ultraportret” – Within the Photography-Video-Computerized Image Processing department from the Art and Design University at the Contemporary Art Gallery “Turnul Fierarilor” from Sighisoara, Romania;

2013 – “Ultraportret” – Within the Photography-Video-Computerized Image Processing department from the Art and Design University at the “UNArte” Art Gallery from the National Art University in Bucharest, Romania ( http://unagaleria.blogspot.ro/2013/12/filmposter-is-not-dead-expozitie-de.html );

2012 – International Art Festival “Gray as Form”, 1st edition at the “FORMA” Art Gallery in Deva, Romania;

Documentary projects:

2015 – Documentary Film for the “GorjFest” International Sculpture Festival ”Brâncușiana” in Pestisani, Romania ( http://www.gorjeanul.ro/cultura-2/eveniment-artistic-tabara-internationala-de-arte-gorjfest-2015-a-debutat-la-pestisani-odata-cu-bursa-brancusi#.V2VoY49OKP8 );

2013 – Documentary Photography for the Transylvanian architecture Biennale within OAR Translivania, Cluj-Napoca, Romania;

2013 – Documentary Photography for the “PUCK” International Festival of Puppets, XIIth edition in Cluj-Napoca, Romania;

2013 – Documentary Photography for the “Nichita Tango” play at the National Theatre in Cluj-Napoca, Romania;

2013 – Documentary Photography for the National small Sculpture Symposium in Zeicani, Romania;

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