EXCERPT Ref 11_0565

Online excerpt for the Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid 2011-2012.

Kassimir TERZIEV : Monu-mental | vidéo | hdv | couleur | 00:13:33 | Bulgarie | 2011 |

An observation of public space that is popular among youth communities in Sofia (the park infront of the Monument of the Soviet army). A place to spare time in chatting, drinking, smoking, practicing urban sports or just hanging around. The camera observes from a distance the scenes of spare time and the regular passers by The following editing process adds to the image audio samples coming from libraries dedicated to narrative cinema production: atmospheres, beats, suspense motives, etc (all that in cinema is called extra-diegesis). The implanting of sonic codes from drama films over the opaque (that escape explicit interpretation) visual scenes is an experiment with the subconscious montage of reality every viewer makes on the basis of received ideas, interpretations and guesses, that rarely contain the entire information for a given event. The increase of spare time saturated by media streams from near and far that construct the world is a reservoir for the imagination, role plays, constructions of identities, missions and causes. That liquid ambience between reality and ficton is loaded with suspense and hidden dramatism.

Biographic notes
Krassimir Terziev (*1969) is an artist and organizer on contemporary arts and media culture. Lives and works in Sofia, BG, where he had graduated MA in Arts Academy in Sofia (1997). Bio / narative form Being trained as a painter, he also produces photographs, installations, computer mediated works, but the moving image has proven to be his most effective and expressive idiom. His work has been shown on television (P.A.R.K.4DTV, Amsterdam, MMTV, Sofia), at group shows ("THE PROJECTIOBS PROJECT" MuHKA, Antwerp, Muscarnok/Kunsthalle Budapest; “CINEMA LIKE NEVER BEFORE” Generali Foundation, Vienna, AT; “New Video, New Europe” TATE Modern London & St. Lois MOCA, Renaissance Society , Chicago, US; “THE LAST EAST-EUROPEAN SHOW” Museum of Contemporary Arts Belgrade; 9TH. CAIRO BIENALE); media art festivals (Impakt, Uthreht; videopositive, Liverpool; kontext:europe, Vienna & Lyon) as well as at solo shows ("BACKGROUND ACTION" Sofia City Gallery; “EXCUSE ME, WHICH CITY IS THIS?” ICA-Sofia; “ON THE BG TRACK” Belgrade Cultural Centre; “EVERYTHING SEEMS ALRIGHT” The Kitchen, NYC). Member of ICA-Sofia. Since 1998 he has been involved in the organization of a large number of events, projects, lectures, presentations and workshops on media art and culture. He was artist-in-residence in Vienna, Stuttgart, Manchester, Eindhoven, Tornio, New York and Sofia. In 2007 he received Gaudenz Ruf Award for New Bulgarian Art.

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