Own Space Outdoor # 4
Part from Own Space Outdoor (2011-ongoing)
Photographic investigation and series of videos
HD Video, 16:9, 00:02:02:00, original audio
Courtesy the author
"Own Space Outdoor" is an ongoing project started in Germany and continued in Bulgaria. It consist of photographic investigation and series of videos. They explore the types and ways in which man dwells and transforms the public and personal exterior spaces located outside of his/her home. By organizing and marking these places with his/her presence and belongings man tries to expand the personal territory in the transitional zone between the house and the surrounding environment.
In the photographic part of the work privet and public spaces have been documented, divided in several main categories as follows: the parking place, the courtyard (garden, park), the entrance, the terrace. Examining these locations: how the space is organized, what “tells” the objects arrangement it contains and what is the relationship with the surrounding environment - opened and fluid or enclosed and separated even encapsuled, I managed to unfold the “language” of sets of objects, so they started to “speak” for their owners and how they communicate with society.
In the video section have been documented my personal interventions in public and privet spaces, in which I act by privatizing them temporary, changing or retaining their main properties and function.