Claudia Radulescu & Els Vermang
HIT is the fruit of a collaboration between curator and artist Els Vermang and artist Claudia Radulescu, the recipients of the third EUROPALIA CURATOR’S AWARD. Their project consists of the musical composition IMPOSTURE and the spatial installation MPSTR: a fusion of music, visual arts and pop culture.
Claudia Radulescu’s IMPOSTURE is a Single released in June 2019 and an LP released in December 2019 on the occasion of the exhibition HIT at KANAL – Centre Pompidou in Brussels. It is also an interwoven video and sound work imbedded in Els Vermang’s installation MPSTR. The installation is structured around the graphical-spatial translation of IMPOSTURE’s notation, elevating the immateriality of a song to a material object typified by the quest for an objective framework for aesthetic and conceptual reflections. The exhibition refers to the Holy Grail of the music industry as well as to the guilty pleasures of the sonic universe and follows the principles of collaborative music composition.
IMPOSTURE is realised in collaboration with Bao Merut, Zedel, Michel Hatzigeorgiou, Daan, Maxime Wathieu, Marc Morgan, Walter Hus, Ypsos, Turtle Master, Salvatore Sgroi, Buscemi, Henri Greindl, Mihai Zgondoiu, Daniel Vander Gucht, Anca Irina Lefter, Electrecord and others.
Music: Claudia Radulescu, Lisa Barros Greindl, Michel Hatzigeorgiou / Composition: Michel Hatzigeorgiou, Zedel Ardilla & Lisa Barros Greindl, Daan Stuyven, Marc & Maxime Wathieu, Henri Greindl / Mix & Mastering: Maxime Wathieu / Produc- tion: Claudia Radulescu & Marc Wathieu / Video clip: Claudia Radulescu, Camera: Velcu Madalina & Ramona Munteanu, dancer: Malina Maxim / costumes: Sulina Folkloric Ensemble, Delta du Danube (RO) / Montage: François Jacques
- Installation, album cover, posters: Els Vermang
- Imposture : release 14 juin 2019 - Ailleurs records
- Remixes and other music collaborations in December 2019 during the exhibition HIT at KANAL – Centre Pompidou
- Curator: Els Vermang
- Production: EUROPALIA