Last post was in November, a lot to catch up.. To start, a couple of pics of our second performance of “The Revolution will not die with us” series in collaboration with Voin de Voin. More about this project you can read at my website and on Jegens & Tevens.
Photo’s: Kalin Serapionov, courtesy Sofia City Art Gallery
In November Galerie Nouvelles Images in The Hague had a preview of my “traces” project on display, together with other (recent) works in Revealing, a group show accompanied by Omar Koubaa, Toon Teeken and Joost van den Toorn.
Making it wearable. Can’t wait to bring our ancestors to life, end of October in ancestor-hometown Ruse, Bulgaria with Voin de Voin. Voin Voinov, an amazing performer, artist and friend I met during this journey in search for my so called roots, invited me for a joint performance as the opening of the Sixth international biennial “The art of miniatures” in Ruse 28th of October. The performance will be based on the parallels in the history of our grandparents. Next to his own projects, Voin very actively runs an independent art space, Æther, where I will be showing the outcome of following these traces of family history somewhere in 2018.
October 27 Ruse Art Gallery (Ruse BG)
The revolution will not die with us a performance in search of parallels in our family histories, featuring Voin de Voin, his great grandmother Ana Voinova, my grandfather Panayotov Civikov and me. The apotheosis will take place October 28 as the opening of the Biennial of Miniatures (how a small gesture can be great, to fit in the theme..) in Civikov-ancestor hometown Ruse.
In June I stayed two weeks in Russe in our family house. This house is built by my great grandfather and my grandfather, father and their brothers and sisters are all born and raised in it. Except for some renovations on the roof and necessary additions like the construction of water pipes and electricity everything is pretty much in the original state and the house breathes family history.