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Format: Dias
Waiting for UFO
1987
Performance /Action in a public Municipal Park of the Levski town, North Bulgaria
Concept by Bendji / Albena Mihaylova
Performance: Bendji / Albena Mihaylova
Organizers: Municipality of Levski town and Dimitar Grozdanov
With the participation of orphans children, passers-by and friends
Bendji appears in an airman's suit. She descends a tall tree ladder and announces the approaching UFO landing. Everyone is waiting. Under the trees there are long plastic sleeves in the park. We collect the dry leaves from the terrain together and stuff them in nylon tubes. The formed light bulk bodies hang high on the trees. They mark the place where the "Expected" should land. The action spontaneously involves dozens of passers-by, a huge revival reigns. The joy of the coming is obviously great.
Passive civic behavior is proverbial for society in Bulgaria, especially during socialism. Changes are accepted to come from above, or people believe in unnatural powers. The action subtly plays with the idea of a harbinger of change and feeds the hope of participants and spectators. In doing so, they become active and are free to offer ideas and approaches.
Levski, Bulgarien, 1987


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DateAdded
2020-04-24T09:58:51Z
DateModified
2020-05-06T10:19:13Z
Handle
20.500.11806/med/8692
Key
D7Z7PP23
Language
ohne
Rights
Albena Mihaylova
Studio
Plovdiv, Bulgarien