Presidential Candidacy

Presidential rally in Museums Quartier, Vienna, 2010

Presidential Candidacy Debate, Cluj, 2013

Presidential Candidacy was an attempt to candidate to the presidency of Romania. The initiative was a Postspectacle operation of transferring the performance specific knowledge and skills to a “bigger stage”, in this case the presidential elections. The political campaign formats – rallies, speeches, congresses, debates, TV presence, tents for signatures, banners, posters, etc. – were used as mediums for the Candidate's performance. Under “the Candidate” generic name different people appeared in different contexts. The Candidate played with inadequacy, often appearing as an artist in political contexts, and as politician in artistic ones, gaining advantages such as the possibility of entering political campaigns before the legal terms because "it is just art." “Give up hope!” was the Candidate’s main slogan.