Bulgarian artist films & videos, part of Goethe-Institut’s project ‘Moving Images Bulgaria-Germany’
ONLINE VIEW: https://blinkvideo.de/shootingghosts
starting on November 6
 
Artists: Veneta Androva, Neno Belchev, Mitch Brezounek, Marina Genova, Nadezhda Oleg-Lyahova, Kalin Serapionov, Kamen Stoyanov, Samuil Stoyanov, Krassimir Terziev, Dimitar Shopov
Curators: Kalin Serapionov, Krassimir Terziev
 
(curatorial text – excerpt)
What we propose in this programme is a highly subjective and fragmented view on current practices in moving image in the Bulgarian art scene. We focused on practices that show affinity with speculative narratives – narratives that not just record what is in front of the cinematic eye, but also capture all the ghosts that are unreachable by the apparatus, thus projecting speculative views that intend not merely to describe, but to transform the world.
All works in the programme start not from a blank page, but from a directly lived experience that poses a problem. So they all stay close to the real, perceived from the personal position of the artist. But the artists are not content to figure all the elements that already shape the reality of the experienced situation, nor to reduce it to a chain of probabilities and calculations. On the contrary, their approach at work is to complicate the situation with all the possibilities that are not foreseen, with all the ghosts and monsters that are part of the picture but invisible from certain angles. In order to realise all the possibilities that shape reality the artists take on the angles of wild imagination, grotesque exaggeration, or poetic indetermination.
Yet what we witness is not merely artistic play. It is an outcome of certain ethical and political positions that reject the view that the world is a predetermined product of calculated probabilities, lately emerging as the apotheosis of the Capitalocene.
 
LIST OF VIDEOS/FILMS:
– Veneta Androva ‘Ear Cleaning’ 2018, animation, 18 min
– Neno Belchev ‘My Heart Is an Octopus or My Father on the Shore of the Black Sea’ 2016, experimental autobiographical fiction, 93 min
– Mitch Brezounek ‘How to Become the Best Artist in the World’ 2020, tutorial, 35 min
– Marina Genova ‘New Comfort Zone’ 2019, animation, 3:44 min
– Nadezhda Oleg-Lyahova ‘A Made-up Story’ 2014-2015, video, 13:17 min
– Kalin Serapionov ‘A Blonde Woman in a Red Dress and Bright Lipstick is Talking on the Phone and Smoking a Cigarette’ 2016, video, 5:59 min
– Kamen Stoyanov ‘Havalimani – New Istanbul Dream’ 2017, docufiction, 26:52 min
– Samuil Stoyanov ’10 min National Museum of Natural History’ 2013, video, 10:20 min
– Krassimir Terziev ‘[…] Suspended’ 2020, experimental film, 8:38 min
– Dimitar Shopov ‘Plovdiv Life Vest’ 2017, film forecast, 6:57 min
‘Moving Images Bulgaria-Gemany’ is a project by Goethe-Institut Bulgaria, that includes various online and offline initiatives, starting in November 2020. The online program, realised in partnership with Blinkvideo, will consist of two curated programmes: ‘Moving Images / Moving Bodies’, curated by Ludwig Seyfarth, and ‘Shooting Ghosts’, curated by Krassimir Terziev and Kalin Serapionov. Partners: Institute of Contemporary Art – Sofia and Blinkvideo.


‘From My Desert’ (2019) is part of the official selection of this year KFFK/Short Film Festival Cologne, Nr. 14 in Germany. 

More information about screenings dates coming soon. 

 


‘AIVA’ (2020) is part of the official selection of this year hybrid version of the 63rd International Leipzig Festival For Documentary And Animated Film (26/10-01/11/2020) in Germany and will celebrate World premiere. 

online for accredited guests from 29/10-13/11/2020. 

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‘From My Desert’ (2019) is part of the official selection of this year 25FPS International Experimental Film and Video Festival (24-27/09/2020) in Zagreb. 

Screening on 26/09/2020 at 8pm, Kino SC, Zagreb

CRITICS’ JURY AWARD for ‘From My Desert’

 

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‘From My Desert’ (2019) is part of the official selection of this year LINOLEUM Contemporary Animation And Media Art Festival in Ukraine. 

The film will be screened September 2-6, 2020 on Https://Megogo.Net/En as part of the Experimental Animation and Video Art program geoblocked to Ukrainian territory.