Water Tower Artists at Nakanojo Art Biennale – September 2017

 

This autumn, a Bulgarian touch will aid the transformation of abandoned spaces in one of the most scenic and inspiring places in JapanNakanojo. The world recognised Nakanojo Art Biennale traditionally invites international artists with projects for reviving disused buildings and adapting them as galleries and exhibitions spaces for the duration of the event. Nia Pushkarova, the founder and director of Water Tower Art Fest and Association IME, has received an invite from the organisers of the biennale for participation with a whole pavilion dedicated to contemporary Bulgarian art. Together with Nia, the Bulgarian pavilion at Nakanojo, “Distant Relatives”, will be presented by: Galina Yotova – long-term collaborator and official photographer of WTAF; Elitsa Ganeva – long-term collaborator of WTAF, recipient of WTAF 2016 “Debut” Award; Radina Stoimenova – former intern (2015) and participant in WTAF 2016, performance, installations. Their projects will see the former primary school in Nakanojo take on a new life throughout September 2017.

The participation of precisely Water Tower Art Fest artists and organisers is no coincidence, given the many similarities between the two projects – Nakanojo and WTAF – and it serves to prove the experience and expertise of Association IME (WTAF) in the field of urban arts and interventions. Both WTAF and Nakanojo Art Biennale were set up in the same year, 2006. The projects share the same idea about re-imagining disused urban spaces and rediscovering their potential. 

In just 10 years, the Biennale has turned Nakanojo in an attractive cultural hub for international artists and an area of regeneration – abandoned schools are being turned into galleries, public spaces take on the role of sculpture parks. The project is a successful example of a sustainable cultural initiative. The Biennale has a socio-economic contribution to the region, by a). creating temporary employment for the locals, as translators and artists’ assistants, as well as volunteers, b). attracting thousands of tourists for several months, c). aiding the communication between institutions, artists and culture collectives; helping emerging practitioners get noticed by renowned curators, international associations and media.

Likewise, over the last 10 years Water Tower Art Fest have been developing and fighting for good practices in preserving valuable but abandoned Bulgarian cityscapes, proving that culture is not something that can be just stored in a museum or gallery but is actually part of our everyday life. Even after unjustly losing the symbol of the festival, the old water tower in Sofia’s Lozenec area (the municipality closed the tower for public access in 2014 and then, in 2016 sold it privately, through a “behind-the-closed-doors” auction to a yet unnamed buyer, despite all the regeneration efforts and project proposal for permanent art space from WTAF), the collective continues its work in socially engaged art practices, locally and internationally – and their visit to Japan is an opportunity to acquire further knowledge in building sustainable development models. 

The model adopted in Nakanojo is one of cultural exchange and active communication, which produces long-lasting partnerships and gives basis to future shared projects; it creates a dialogue for finding solutions to the current, shared issues in the art world – rather than just being a pure exhibition platform. The same principals were established by WTAF 2006-2016 and all consecutive initiatives of Association IME, e.g. Water Tower Art Residency, July 2017.

Last, but not least, the impressive number of visitors to Nakanojo Biennale – over 470 000 for the 2016 edition – will guarantee wide exposure to the Bulgarian pavilion and its representatives, thus further promoting contemporary Bulgarian art overseas and contextualising it within the international arts scene.

 

You can follow live updates & details of WTAF’s visit to Nakanojo Biennale 2017 on Facebook

PARTICIPANTS 2017 WATER TOWER ART RESIDENCY

Mariko Hori (Japan/Serbia) – Born in Hyogo, Japan, based in Belgrade, Serbia. Mainly installations, her work deals with alternatives space and uncovering site-specific perceptions through broadening or changing the focus in the details of daily life. When intentionally placing specific objects in spaces where they don’t usually belong, the selection of objects and the space in-between makes the atmosphere different and something unexplainable arises.

 

Marina Moskalenko (Ukraine) – Marina specializes in interactive installations, actions and visual arts (incl. Fine Arts, with Graphic Artist qualification); her WTAR project will be presented in Depot Poduene, details TBC – the concept of her project will be created and developed during the residency, with the site in mind, and is not available beforehand.

 

Johannes Gerard (Netherlands) – visual artist with almost 30 years of experience with projects in sculpture, installations, mixed media, photography and print; his WTAR project will be presented at the House of Culture “Iskur”, details TBC.

 

Pierre Tardiff (France/UK) – creative technologist and sound designer, with a degree in electronic engineering, Pierre has an exciting portfolio of work in London; his idea is to present a combination of music, science and artwork.

 

Anna-Maria Bogner (Austria) – her work focuses on the appropriation of space, space limitations and the spaces in between. WTAR project: installation from objects found on site, transforming the space in which they’re found; an exploration of our own and shared reality.

 

Haruka Tomatsu (Japan)WTAR project: installation and interactive dance performance for Depot Poduene, exploring memories-objects relations; the dance technique used in this project is called Butho – originated in Japan in the 1950s, it’s a dance without preliminary choreography, created on the spot, depending on the space and context in which it is performed. 

 

Serena Chalker (Australia) – Serena’s practice draws from dance, audio/text, theatre, happening and intervention. WTAR project: series of intimate performance encounters / meetings with the audience, based at Depot Poduene, examining our relationship to change and transition, and how this influences our sense of connectedness to a place.

 

Ren Qian, Cai Qing, Shen Yun (China)collective exhibition of projects (video, photography, installations), documenting a nearly 10-years long exploration of water (lakes, rivers, bays, etc.) and its place in humans’ traditions/history/practices around the world and in China.

Nia PushkarovaPREDISPOSITION LIMITED BY CIRCUMSTANCES” – Performance and installation

Music Performers

Ponton (Serbia) - The Serbian Duo are Marko Jevtic and Igor Stangliczky. PonTon are soundscape storytellers since 2008 and have 5 albums behind their back – a collection of electro-acoustic improv, drone, post-rock, soundscape storytelling. 

White Flower (UK) - Seb Silas (soprano saxophone) and Sylvia Schmidt (vocals).
Formed as a response to the erratic and all-consuming city of London, White Flower offers its audiences an opportunity to step away from urban life, pay attention to intimate sound, and be drawn into dream-like sonorities. Through creating a focus on stillness & silence, but exploring uncomfortability & contradiction, a trance-like catharsis is offered for contemplation.

PRESENTATION OF RESULTS TO PUBLIC

21.07, 18:00-22:00, Council Cultural Institute House of Culture “Iskur”:  Cai Qing, Ren Qian, Shen Yun, Johannes Gerard, PonTon

22.07, 18:00-23:00, Depot Poduene: all other artists, White Flower

WATER TOWER ART RESIDENCY 2017 OPEN CALL

Photo credit – Performance Chelsea Coon WATF 2016, photo by Galya Yotova

WATER TOWER ART  RESIDENCY 2017
OPEN CALL
DATES – 14- 23 JULY 2017
PLACES – SOFIA
– TRAIN DEPO PODUENE- 5 ARTISTS AT RESIDENCY -https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2gqDgNTx6J-VmlTNWd2Qjl2UHM
– CULTURE HOUSE ISKUR https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2gqDgNTx6J-ZzBOdFFGYlVubVE
AND PUBLIC SPACES – PERFORMANCE DAYS 21-23 JULY 2017

This year we are launching the Short Artists Residency as a continuation of our practice of socially engaged arts in alternative venues. It will be an attempt to do work in collaboration between artists on site working with: performance and installation, interactive actions including the audience and citizens around the places. The results of the residency and performance program will be on sites on 21 to 23rd of July.

Interested artists, curators or practitioners/ thinkers should send a -
- short cv /bio /resume with contacts
-with project proposal or sphere of activity during the stay or site-specific installation or performance for Depo Poduene or Culture house Iskur
- One contact of referee

Deadline 10 of June 2017

What we offer is accommodation at the Depo Poduene for 5 artists, in shared room
Possibility for other accommodation for small fee 10 Euro per day up to 5 artists https://www.facebook.com/events/444006509270092/permalink/453372788333464/

And technical assistance and rental equipment to be discussed after selection
Write to watertowerartfest@gmail.com
www.watertowerartfest.com
Selection committee:
Nia Pushkarova – Director of Water tower art fest
Co Selector: Mariko Hori
Team:
Technical assistance – Teodor Nanev and Georgi Kamburov
PR – Oli Gots

Thank you all!

Photo by Galya Yotova

link to gallery here

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and …….END! For some it was an incredible opportunity and experience as it was intended to be, for others it showed a way to a different more personal approach which needs much more flexibility and understanding and engagement of one’s action in the society. In order to understand Water tower art fest you have to start with understanding the initial drive lead me to start this 10 years ago- and that is that one person alone makes a difference! we are not an institution, we are not a organization, which has an office, nor salaries and set working hours – we work 24/7 for 12 months a year in order to have this happening! Thank you all for being part of this last edition of WTAF

PROGRAM 2016

DESIGN BY AGNIESZKA ZIEMISZEWSKA | http://ziemi.art.pl/

 

Water Tower Art Fest is an artist run intiative since 2006 and we welcome you to our anniversary edition between 16 and 25th of June 2016.

Please take a look at our Program of Water Tower Art Fest

Cinema House -  Festival info point

Opening hours: 11:00 – 17:00

37, Ekzarh Yosif Str.

We need to clarify that we are only using the water tower as a symbol of festival and working in alternative spaces. Because of us and our efforts throughout the years, this beautiful building now is an art center, or yet to function as such. We are about to enter other emblematic spaces in the city and its periffery and are looking forward to our 10th anniversary and we hope you too.

THANK YOU ALL FOR THE WONDERFUL PROPOSALS

The open call is closed! Now is time to review them all and we will get back very soon to each one of you! We are happy to announce that for this year edition after inviting the artist Kim Dotty Hachmann from Berlin (hdpk)  she accepted to be a co-selector!

OPEN CALL – LAST 10

OPEN CALL – LAST 10 
recollected
WATER TOWER ART FEST
17 – 25.06.2016

We kindly invite you to present an idea for our 10th anniversary at Water tower art fest 
CONTEXT OF FESTIVAL – Since 2006 we initiative the Water Tower Art Fest in Sofia. This festival is an international art event with performances, installations, presentations and workshops that takes place every year in different spaces throughout the city of Sofia and beyond in Bulgaria. From very local grass roots based initiative, we have proved throughout the years to be the most important international contemporary art festival in Bulgaria, using abandoned buildings and art in public spaces. The purpose of the project is to attract public attention to our immediate urban environment filled with abandoned spaces and tackle issues of tolerance, democracy and environment via contemporary art using socially engaged artworks. By using the abandoned buildings we tackle issues of importance to the local community, integrate marginal groups and different generations in communication through the arts. 

You will be able to present an artwork (installation, projection sculpture, painting, photography, performance, land art project etc.) workshop or talk presentation or both during the festival program 
At specific VENUES as follows:
Fabrika 126(http://fabrica126.com/?lang=en)
https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B2gqDgNTx6J-UmMzRVFUTGFYQjA&usp=sharing

SHORT RESIDENCY – You can also take part in the short artist’s residency either at Fabrika 126 for a 1 week period prior to festival starting 10th of June 

TRAIN DEPO PERNIK (tbc)
https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B2gqDgNTx6J-bVczTDRoT1ZaOXc&usp=sharing
TRAIN DEPO PODUENE- https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B2gqDgNTx6J-VmlTNWd2Qjl2UHM&usp=sharing

“Psychiatric clinic St. Ivan Rilski” at KURILO – the PARK – The clinic is situated half an hour form Center of Sofia and is one of the few clinics that has its own recreational park, which we have the opportunity to populate with sculptures, installations and performance for the opening day. The whole team of the clinic is going to work with us and the main theme is anti-stigma society!
https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B2gqDgNTx6J-YkVZTkZyNXZmWEE&usp=sharing
Here is some more info on the clinic: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1D9PE-Qgy5IzWzcHWDZfANSexIt9uZ8G7YBhOaKA6u7w/edit?usp=sharing

Additional possibiltiy to show works at a-cube.gallery 
https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B2gqDgNTx6J-QlVyM1pqZVlWcGs&usp=sharing
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*New venue where you can propose your interactive performances or installation is Sofia Airport https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B2gqDgNTx6J-VFVCaGVQcHJfa1E&usp=sharing

REQUIREMENTS – Please send the idea in written statement explaining it and accompanied by short CV, photo material of the work, sketches or videos and detailed information on all the necessary specific materials and equipment needed for presenting your work.
*Due to unforeseen circumstances, beyond our, control we keep the right for altering the venues in question!

DEADLINES accepting proposals until 31.03.2016
Announcing the results 15.04.2016
Sending addition information: 10.05.2016
Residency start 10th of June 
Festival opening 17th June – end 25th of June 
SELECTION PROCEDURE – Selection is made by curator of festival – Nia Pushkarova and especially invited previous artists participants to festival (tbc)

WORKSHOPS PROPOSAL OPTION: Within the frame of festival we offer possibility for organizing different workshops at your choice, targeting audience: children, students, adults or people with disabilities esp. those with social integration problems art therapy.
PARTICIPATION FEE 25€– TOWARD ISSUING A CATALOGUE. We invite you to be part of our collective catalogue by writing text or sharing idea with your design
We offer possibility to propose text body or visuals for the catalogue only on themes such as, but not specifically connected to: social effect of contemporary art. You may apply only with that kind of proposal, but we will still need the fee of 25Euro for participation.
COMMERCIAL GALLERY SHOW: This year we offer possibility to show commercial work apart from the interdisciplinary approach of festival and open an exhibition to public consisting mainly of commercial art work of our artists. This is going to be organized outside festival period in July 2016 at a Gallery Nuance, so all selected artists are advised to bring one or two art works which can be shown at this exhibition offered for sale. Additional conditions will follow!
What you can expect from us is full assistance in installing your work, finding materials and/or renting out necessary equipment (to be discussed prior to festival’s opening and decided upon our financial possibilities, should it be more than what we can cover, it is possible to arrange renting of all equipment for you to pay the extra) accompanying with team to locations form center of Sofia, in some cases private bus will be transporting us to festivals locations.

SENDING OPTIONS – Mind the formats for sending videos: mpeg, avi, DVD format, please use big file transfer such as we transfer or yousendit, google drive link or vimeo link for downloading. As for big postal packages – please write on top of parcel NOT FOR SALE- use this address: 
Street Bogatica 9, ap 12, Sofia 1421, Bulgaria, NGO IME – Director Nia Pushkarova
Please keep in mind that in Bulgaria we use mainly PC not MAC!!!!
PRINTING OPTIONS – at Fabrika 126 you will be able to print anything you want at preferable prices and on any material you choose as well as size.
*We are not responsible for any lost or damaged artwork. We do not cover any travel grants nor accommodation, nor do we pay fees to artists. In some cases we will be able to send out individual invitation letters after selection procedure to help you fund your travel and accommodation.
We will be able to assist you in finding accommodation and a team of volunteers will be available throughout the whole festival period for helping you get around, even meeting you at airport.
For best performance we advise you to send out clear and concise parameters of your work, even if it contains suggestive surprise factor, so we will be able to help you find everything you may need in advance. The whole team will be communicating with you prior to festival, including technical assistance, do not be surprised if you receive messages from same e-mail, but different people. This is how we work – we use the same e-mail. 
Last but not least we will be delighted to welcome you at our 10th anniversary which means a lot to all of us.

CONTACTS: watertowerartfest@gmail.com

MAP: https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zEeFduett0vE.kVS-ntFBUT_I&usp=sharing

© Water tower art fest

PROGRAM FOR WTAF 2015/ПРОГРАМА ЗА ВКАФ 2015 TOWNS IN NEED OF LOVE/ ГРАДОВЕ В НУЖДА ОТ ЛЮБОВ 20.06 – 28.06. 2015

20.06, Saturday, 18:00 – 23:00 – OFFICIAL OPENING AT TRAM DEPO

ADDRESS:
SOFIA, Blvd. Maria Luiza 84

PARTICIPANTS:

Antonio Mas (SP) Woodworm – video projection/видео прожекция
Danica Bićanić (SR)Transformation – video installation
Delphine Reist, Laurent Faulon(CH) – video installation – supported by The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia
Chelsea Coon (USA) Untitled/ Breathing – performance
Ilina Konsulova (BG) Trapped [The Sims Game Art Experiment] – projection
Lale Altunel (TR) One-Sided Love – video loop
Stanley Février (CA) Under the colour of law- installation
Josh Field (UK) – installation
Wai Kit Lam (Hong Kong) Awakening Memory – video projection

PARTY 21:00 – 23:00  - with DJ LONGEVILO & Ad usum delphini LIVE

FORBIDDEN DIMENSION
Cinematic Psych-Out Grooves… From The Garage Daze To The Outer Limits And Beyond!
Sleazy listening of every description with LONGEVILO !

Longevilo is behind some of the legendary underground clubs in Sofia: Chaos (The Punk, Muddy) (1993-1995) and Тri Ushi (1999-2001).

Ad usum delphini – “The soul of the Machine” Sibila Seraphim and Emil Valev

Sibila Seraphim and Emil Vylev offer experimental music with loads of machine and visual effects, as Ad usum delphini- LIVE . Their compositions will be inspired by this year’s festival motto “Towns In Need of Love”.
Ad usum delphini project starts in October 2012, with electro base and guitar (Emil Vylev) and vocal improvisation, analogue synth (Sibila Seraphim). Emil Vylev has graduated in experimental art and painting in Paris. Sibila Seraphim has studied different vocal techniques and piano, and graduated in experimental theater at New Bulgarian University. Sibila and Emil had worked together earlier in the 1990s, as part of the new generation of contemporary artists in Bulgaria.

21.06, Sunday, 18:00 – 20:00 OFFICIAL OPENING LAVELE GALLERY OSNOVA

ADDRESS:
14 Lavele str., Sofia

Anna-Maria Bogner(AT)/Each Оbject Talks About Space – drawings on paper/Ана-Мария Богнер (Австрия) рисунки на хартия
Domingo Pino (SP)/Доминго Пино – installation/инсталация
Lora Azza, Dimitri Dimov (BG/FR)/Barcode/Лора Аза, Димитри Димов (България/Франция) ”Баркод” – installation/инсталация
Oussama Tabti (DZ)Food for Thought//УсамаТабти (Алжир) ”Храна за размисъл” – photo series/фото поредица
Simon Ingram(NZ)/Саймън Инграм (Нова Зеландия) – ineractive graffiti installation/интерактивна графити инсталация
Violeta Tanova (BG)/Виолета Танова (България) – drawings/рисунки

Elitza Korueva/ Елица Коруева (CA/BG)  - installation “Diagnosis”

19:00 – 22:00 CERVANTES INSTITUTE/ИНСТИТУТ “СЕРВАНТЕС”

ADDRESS/АДРЕС:
Sveta Sofia 3, 1000 Sofia/ ул. Св. София 3

Adriana Cerecero(Mexico) Project Ritual/ Адриана Сересеро, Мексико, Ритуален проект
Leticia Muñoz (SP) – Performance 21:00/ Летисия Муньоз Испания- Пърформанс
Marcos Vidal (SP)- installation/ Маркос Видал – Испания, инсталация

PERFORMANCES AT PUBLIC SPACES, SQ. NEDELYA & STREET SOFIA/ ПЕРФОРМАНСИ В ПУБЛИЧНИ ПРОСТРАНСТВА ПЛ. СВ. НЕДЕЛЯ

Catarina Diedrich (SP) Eleven Trees /Катарина Диедрих (Испания) „Единадесет дървета” – installation/инсталация

Fito Valencia (MX)/Фито Валенсия(Мексико) – stencil art/шаблонно изкуство

Qing Sonnenberg (CN) Colorful Star//Кинг Соненберг (Китай)”Цветна звезда” – interactive live art/интерактивно изкуство на живо

Mariano Equizzi (IT/BG)/Мариано Екизи (Италия/България) K-Sofia/”К-София”

Ingebjørg Torgersen(NO) – Sleep and Sheep /Ингебьорг Торгерсен (Норвегия) ”Сън и овце” – installation/инсталация

Anything Is Valid Dance Theatre(AU)/ Всичко е валиден танц театър(Австралия), performance/пърформанс When We First Met/”Когато за пръв път се срещнахме”
1 audience member per performance/ from Monday to Friday 11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm from the foyer of Lavele Hostel duration 35 min/ перформанс за 1 човек от Понеделник до Петък от Лавеле хостел в 11ч, 12,14,15 и 16 – времетраене 35 мин.

Mariko Hori (Japan) “In the end what is left behind is love”/ Марико Хори(Япония) “На края всичко което остана е любов” интерактивна инсталация на различни локации

22.06, Monday/Понеделник, 21:00 – 22:30 SCREENING NIGHT LAVELE HOSTEL GARDEN/ФИЛМОВА ВЕЧЕР В ГРАДИНАТА НА ХОСТЕЛА

ADDRESS/АДРЕС:  14 Lavele str., Sofia/ ул. Лавеле 14

Katya Stoycheva (BG)/Катя Стойчева Love By Analogy/”Любов по аналогия”

Kim Dotty Hachmann (DE)/Ким Доти Хакман KünstlerinMutter/”Майка-изпълнител”, 6 min

Elizabeth Coleman-Link(UK/DE)/Елизабет Колман-Линк (Обединено кралство/Германия) Wanderlust Collection/Сборник “Страст към пътешествия”, Mail art presentation/ презентация mail art “To Pernik with love”

Maia Iotzova (CA/BG)Film Green Dream

23.06, Tuesday/Вторник, 18:00 – 20:00 OFFICIAL OPENING SAMSI/ОФИЦИАЛНО ОТКРИВАНЕ САМСИ

ADDRESS/АДРЕС:
2 Cherni vryh Blvd., Sofia/ бул. Черни връх 2

Daria Tchapanova(AT/BG)/Дария Чапанова (Австрия/България) Love for the detail/”Любов към детайла” – photography/фотография

Delphine Reist, Laurent Faulon(CH)/Делфин Райст, Лорънт Фолкон (Швейцария) – installation/инсталация

Iskra Ivanova (BG)/Искра Иванова (България) – Communication Project/проект ”Комуникация” – photography/фотография

Kalin Plugchiev(BG)/Калин Плугчиев(България) More Likes/”Повече харесвания” photography/фотография

Lars Åsling(SE)/Ларс Аслинг(Швеция) The Bureau of Holistic Investigation/”Бюро за Холистично разследване

Niclas Hallberg(SE)/Никлас Халберг (Швеция) – prints/отпечатъци

Nia Pushkarova (BG)/Ния Пушкарова (България) – photo project/фото проект

SOFIA WORKSHOPS & TALKS AT THE FRIDGE/РАБОТИЛНИЦИ В СОФИЯ И БЕСЕДИ В THE FRIDGE

ADDRESS:
8 Madrid blvd., Sofia/ бул. Мадрид 8

22.06- 23.06, Monday,Tuesday, 14:00
Wai Kit Lam (Hong Kong)/Уай Кит Лам (Хонг Конг) Reshaping Sofia/”Преобразявайки София” – 2 days photography workshop/двудневна фотографска работилница
Equipment (by student): ‘Point and shoot camera’ or smart phone
Knowledge requirement: Basic knowledge of using camera or smart phone
camera/Оборудване (от ученика): Любителски фотоапарат или смартфон

24.06, 18:00 Wednеsday/Сряда
Dagmara Gieysztor (PL/AU)/Дагмара Джиейстор (Полша/Австралия) Forum about site specific art projects/Форум за спецификата на художествените проекти в среда
19:00 Serena Chalker – Anything Is Valid Dance Theatre (AU)/Серена Чолкър (Австралия) A discussion on the meaning and terminology associated with site specific performance/Дискусия за значението и терминологията, свързвани със специфичното представяне в среда

*more info on workshops and talks on our site and Facebook page of the events
/за повече информация за работлиниците и дискусии на сайта и Фейсбук страницата на събитието

25.06, Thursday/Четвъртък
OFFICIAL OPENING PERNIK” TO PERNIK WITH LOVE”/ОФИЦИАЛНО ОТКРИВАНЕ В ПЕРНИК”ЗА ПЕРНИК С ЛЮБОВ”, 17:00 – 20:00, MINING MUSEUM/МИНЕН МУЗЕЙ

ADDRESS:
Pernik, Fizkulturna St 2/ ул. Физкултурна 2, Перник

*** (В деня на откриването – 25.06. и на 26.06 специален минибус на фестивала ще пътува до и от Перник: тръгване 16:00ч. – от Лавеле Хостел, последен курс на обратно 23:00ч.;
At the day of opening 25.06 and 26.06 a special minibus will travel between Sofia and Pernik starting 16:00 at Lavele Hostel – last return from Pernik 23:00)

Lale Altunel (TR)/Лале Алтънел (Турция) One-Sided Love /„Едностранна любов”– video loop/видео луп
Lyubomir Ignatov (BG) – photography/фотография
Eeva-Liisa Puhakka(FI)/Еева-Лииса Пухака (Финландия) Smell, memory, sound/”Мирис, памет, звук – installation/инсталация
Radostin Sedevchev (BG)/ Радостин Седевчев (България) – installation/инсталация
Petra Hudcova(CZ/UK)/Петра Худцова (Чешка република/Обединено кралство) – installation/инсталация
Qing Sonnenberg (CN)/Кинг Соненберг (Китай) Colorful Star – interactive live art
Adelina Ivanova (BG)/Аделина Иванова(България) A Water Tower on the Way of Time/”Една водна кула на пътя на времето” – photo exhibition
Elizabeth Coleman-Link(UK/DE) - Wanderlust Collection – Mail art presentation “To Pernik with love”
https://www.facebook.com/events/453879384767643/
Mariano Equizzi (IT/BG) – “K-Sofia”

21:00 – 22:30 “STRUMA” PERFORMANCES

Fabian Schalekamp Hess(SP/NL) – Vegetable bumps – installation
María Uribe(SP) – installation
Nicholas McArthur(UK) – “This concrete is rotten, but I can use its ghosts”– performance
Lars Åsling(SE)/Ларс Аслинг(Швеция) The Bureau of Holistic Investigation/”
Ina Weise, Nima Keshtkar, Danielle Kourtesis, Iva Kirova (DE/BG) Pernik is for lovers – installation at the Struma factory

Katrin Stoichkova(BG), Albena Budinova(BG), Borislava Kadiiska(BG), Evelina Velichkova (BG)
’Woven memories” – installation at the WaterTower, Pernik

PARTY (tba)

26.06.Friday – 18:00 -21:00
PERNIK WORKSHOPS & PERFORMANCES FORRTESS “KRAKRA”

Dagmara Gieysztor (PL/AU) ARTS PARTICIPATION WORK – PEOPLE MAPPING

Heidi Seppälä, Andi Pils (AT/FI) – dance performance – mapping – tracking – workshops In a Different Light

Mariko Hori(Japan) “In the end what is left behind is love” – interactive installation with paprika spices

Simon Ingram(NZ) – ineractive graffiti installation

27.06 Saturday – FORTRESS KRAKRA, PERNIK
II.Group, two workshops /„ Kiss with a stranger”-11.30ч.
„How does Love Affect Us” -14.00 ч.
III.Group – Theatre workshop – 18.00ч. – MINING MUSEUM, PERNIK
- Theatre workshop – discussion panel theatrical sketches

Our map of venues 2015
https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?hl=bg&authuser=0&mid=zUaNIST66gNY.ktxmldClc7qo

 

*All works are for sale, just ask the organizers for more info
** Changes may occur in the program beyond our control, check our site and FB profile for any amendments
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The event is officially part of Cultural calendar of Sofia Municipality and Ministry of Culture of Bulgaria

Organizer NGO IME
contacts: info@watertowerartfest.com

Design In.Vento R

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THANK YOU FOR YOUR PROPOSALS

Dear artists,

thanks to all of you who proposed those wonderful projects, which are inspiring to us.

Now we are entering the selection procedure, which is not going to be easy, believe us.

Stay tuned on our site and facebook profile for further news, we also will be contacting you via email shortly.

Good luck and thank you

team