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1991
Performance - Improvisation:
By Bendji / Albena Mihaylova, Nadya Genova, with Ap’art Theater Group, Plovdiv Youth House
Our decision was to perform live with no prior arrangements, discussions or rehearsals – a joint performance with the Ap’art Theater. They had no idea of what we were going to wear or what materials we were going to use in our performance. We wore black clothes with black nylon capes. Our faces were painted white. They were like masks essentially. We moved slowly and had all types of photographic, projection, and measuring devices in our hands – slide projector, compass, special glasses, megaphone. We would say a word in the microphone and Ap’art would answer with an improvisation like noises, words, touches, shifting around objects.
Most of the objects were from my previous installations or solo and group exhibitions: a horse bridle from the «Alay» installation, part of the «Symbols and Signs» Exhibition, cardboard cones from the «Root High in the Sky» Land Art and so on.
Ap’art Group took it to heart. They created many emotionally saturated moments while we were frozen like floating stern masks. At times they were following and mirroring our movements. Then they would switch to being afraid or curious of what we were doing.
The idea of the performance was the human-machine relationship and the ability to communicate through various technical devices. This looked at the emerging technologies, but also the human reactions resulting from their intervention.
Plovdiv Youth House, Bulgarien, 1991


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DateAdded
2020-04-24T10:40:42Z
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2020-05-06T10:11:20Z
Handle
20.500.11806/med/8695
Key
XVE8JCEK
Language
Bulgarisch
Rights
Albena Mihaylova
RunningTime
01:00:00
Studio
Plovdiv