On April 19-24, Joshua's and my collaborative videos will be screened as a part of underground program of Sofia Underground Performance Art Festival (click to see the program) in Sofia, the capitol of Bulgaria. If you are near visit this eclectic international festival that will take place underneath the National Palace of Culture (image 3). Our videos Portrait (image 1) and Not a Cloud in the Sky (image2) will be shown in the underground Electro Control Hall together with other video artists whose work deals with Inner Conflicts theme.
"Sofia Underground International Performance Art Festival, held in the city since the late 90s, is set for its 12th edition in the period 19 - 24 April 2016. The main location for second consecutive year is the unconventional underground space of the Electro-Control Hall of the National Palace of Culture.
The program is divided into three blocks: Higher Ground (opening & warming up program), Underground (main festival program) and Overground (post-program). The events are shared between the spaces of the National Palace of Culture, "Earth and Man" Museum, NG / Sofia Arsenal - Museum for Contemporary Art, "Red house" Centre for Culture and Debate, Switch Bar as well as open urban spaces in Sofia.
The two words forming the subject of the Sofia Underground in 2016 - Internal conflicts - unite in content most of the topics of the previous editions of the festival. As a provocation aimed at artistic imagination, the purpose of the selected topic is to provoke intellectual examination of the causes which determine the state of internal conflict in humans, as well as looking at the "inner self" of the individual as a main reason and part of the coming "new era".
Sofia Underground '16 is realized by DauHaus and eXAF.org, together with the National Palace of Culture, with the support of the Polish Cultural Institute in Sofia, Goethe Institute, "Gaudenz B. Ruf" Award for Contemporary Bulgarian Art, European Cultural Foundation and with the co-operation of the State Cultural Institute at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs."