1.5 km of...
IVAN ASEN 22, Sofia
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1,5 km of…
a group exhibition: a space installation of conceptual fashion and video
curated by Neli Mitewa, IVAN ASEN 22 conceptual designers’ platform
July 21st – September 4th, 2016
SAMCA Sofia Arsenal – Museum for Contemporary Art
1,5 km of... is a visual story about our attempts to perceive and interpret distances, achieved by the means of expression of conceptual fashion and video, presented as a space installation.
Using a preliminary “frame”- a common starting material: 1,5 km of recycled elastic bands in black and white, the fashion design team of IVAN ASEN 22 conceptual designers’ platform creates conceptual, sculptural garments in the context of the body in which it can find place or become part of, while their proportions and materiality should not necessarily match with it.
The conceptual link between the single designers’ interpretations is accomplished by the video they are accompanied by, in which Alexandra Spassova experiences 1.5 km of poetically absurd situations in front of the lens of Boryana Pandova. Pistolet design studio unites them in a common spatial installation, consistent with the architectural features of the museum.
Participating fashion designers from the team of IVAN ASEN 22 conceptual designers' platform:
Stanislava DIMITROVA & Antoniya RAYCHEVA
idea and realization: Boryana PANDOVA, Iva SVESHTAROVA, Momchil TASEV, Neli MITEWA
featuring: Alexandra SPASOVA
camera and editing: Boryana PANDOVA
hair and makeup: Marina CHANEVA
music: TWISTED KEYBORG with the voice of Elina K.
set design: PISTOLET design studio
The exhibition is part of the SPACE-AUDIENCE curatorial program of Sofia Arsenal - Museum of Contemporary Art and is supported by BIODERMA and Gaudenz B. Ruf Award for New Bulgarian Art.
Vimeo-link to the fashion video: https://vimeo.com/175791722