Self-brainwashing # 2

21.10.2022 / 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Ca' Foscari University (Courtyard), Venice

The performance Self-brainwashing is part of the project "There you are" represented at the Bulgarian Pavilion at the 59th Venice Biennale. It is related to the idea of hiding and obliterating the existing world around us, including the figure of the artist, and transforming it all into something else, which is yet to provoke us into words to name it. The figure of the artist dressed in a white protective suit and the surrounding space are gradually immersed in the ethereal and perishable white foam in the midst of a special sound background. This action focuses our attention on the main [...]

H Talks - video screening

The Sofia Arsenal - Museum of Contemporary Art, Sofia

The selection of video portraits included artists Albena Baeva, Vito Valentinov, Voin de Voin, Krasimir Terziev, Leda Starcheva, Martin Penev, Nadezhda Oleg Lyakhova, Peter Tsanev, Sasho Stoitsov, Tsvetan Krastev and Julian Tabakov. Milena Kaneva is director of the series which are part of the "Herbarium" project, curated by Irina Batkova.

The H Talks series of video portraits are filmed during the set out of each presentation of the Herbarium collection in the working environment of the visual artists. In the short films, the artists describe the creative process in the accomplishment of [...]

When Attitudes Become Form

Academia Gallery, Sofia

Dr. Marc Glöde presented a video program structured to illustrate his professional approach to his curatorial practice and the way in which professional curatorial selection can become an expression of ideas relevant to contemporary visual arts. As part of the presentation, he showed short films that have influenced his work and opened a discussion on film practice in the visual arts. Mark Glöde presented historical and more recent experimental films, and the main theme of his lecture focused on how "ways of thinking become form", referring to Harald Zeeman's landmark 1969 exhibition "When [...]

Like Steam on my Skin

Banya Starinna (the Ancient Baths) Contemporary Art Halls, Plovdiv

As a collateral event of Awards for Contemporary Bulgarian Art in Plovdiv, Dr. Mark Glöde presented a program - video and short film entitled "Like steam on my skin". The video works were selected especially for the space of Banya Starinna. The old Turkish bath, built in the 16th century, is called the "Couple Bath" because it has a male and female section. Archaeological studies indicate that an early medieval church existed not far from this place. The building is used as a center for contemporary art.

Dr. Marc Glöde is a curator, critic and film scholar. He is currently an Assistant [...]