Machines (Sofia Underground Performance Art Festival 2015)
Sofia Underground, Sofia
The international performance art festival Sofia Underground is a contemporary art event with an interesting profile. During the years with its original form, founded by the art critic Ruen Ruenov (1958 - 2011) in 1997, it first started as a widespread happening with a long-running performance program – a reaction to the social crisis of that time. Ever since, his event has developed into a prominent platform with acute sensitivity towards the public reactions and processes as well as the dynamics of the local art scene.
2015 MACHINES (Ghost in the Shell);
2014 Unusual Evidences;
2013 Occupy Yourself - Gesamtkunstwerk;
2012 Justified Actions (in memory of Ruen Ruenov);
2009 Crisis Edition;
2008 Alone / Individual rituals, gestures and images in the mass communication era.
Sofia Underground 2015 Poster
|Sofia Underground '15 [Machines] was curated by Yovo Panchev. The festival developed in a program featuring two days of performances in the literally underground “electro-control room” of the National Palace of Culture, followed by two days of performances, lecture and screening in different locations in Plovdiv, and finishing with a post-theoretical lecture, happening and an installation in the space of "the fridge" in Sofia.