Alle Dicu (b. 1995) explores various situations in which music and sound unleash special emotional manifestations, and the way in which these behaviors unfurl within space. Although her research sometimes strays from the halo of music, it remains affixed to these (difficult to define) moments, marked by an intensity of experience, of the present moment, of emotional vivacity. The quest is continuous but irregular, which is why her works often crystalize in different forms, be it image and sound, text or performance.
Selected exhibitions: Dance Capsule 4, sound performance, Universul Palace, Bucharest (2017, solo), PPM – pages per minute – copy art show, Aici Acolo Pop Up Gallery, Cluj-Napoca (2017), Safe Perimeter, Make a Point, Bucharest (2016), Sounds like a book, UNA Gallery, Bucharest (2016), On Failing, Temps d’Images, Cluj-Napoca (2016).
Alle Dicu’s works explore the relationship between sound, body and space as an essential trio to defining the present moment. Through video, photography, sound and performance, Alle Dicu reflects on dance as a medium for the aggregation of spontaneous micro-communities. Dance always maintains a paradox of simultaneously static and dynamic actions. Dance is a hypnotic repetition of postures, some more inhibited, others more offhand. Dance is an “almost” kinetic attitude always gripping the present. In the video, Ana, the female character is caught by the video camera at the moment of her first timid reactions to the background music. The body is not yet uninhibited, and the subject passes through the almost “ritualistic” stages of coming out of inertia without moving, at that single moment before the liberation that music provides. The “comfort zone” moment.