16 – 25.06.2016

16.06., OPENING: 18:30 – 05:00

Fabrika 126

Official opening – concert and performanes

2 nd Floor, 3 rd Floor

- Artist installations

- Performances

Stage ground level:

Yoshimoto Yumiko, Japan, music performance -

Bedlam club concert -

Rosenquarzexpress concert -


Fabio Luis Amoral, Brazil – Resonance, multimedia installation

As Above, So Below, multimedia installation



Artmospheric Crew:

Surbahar live -

Kliment live -

Cinnamint  + dj set -



EXHIBITION: 17.06 – 25.06.,  opening hours: 10:00 – 19:00

Blvd. Maria Luiza 126




Aksiniya Peicheva- Fading Stones

Aneliya Barenska- Think- paintings

Anna Lamberg, Sweden – Solfall (Nightfall) installation -

Anna-Maria Bogner, Austria – “EACH OBJECT TALKS ABOUT SPACE”  installation -

Bratan Bratanov, Bulgaria”Forest”Presentation of the choreographic method butoh-fu and examination of the possibilities of its social and therapeutic application.

Cathrine Constanse Gjelsnes and Ingebjørg Torgersen, Norway – A aprox 5min performance to pay a tribute to the festival jubilee: “The Heartists”

Cathrine Constanse Gjelsnes, Norway  / Fru Felgen – video 

Chuyia Chia, Malaysia,/Sweden – performance -

Ingebjørg Torgersen, Norway -“Human in motion” (Performance and video). 

Danica Bićanić, Serbia-“Good thoughts”, photo  print on textile -

Dominique Bonarjee, France/India -Sui Generis, performance -

Eeva-Liisa Puhakka, Finland -When I Go Under the Clouds What Am I Supposed to See, mixed media

Elitsa Ganeva, Hristo Harlov-Calyptra, sculpture and video -

Elizabeth Coleman-Link, Germany – “Wunderkammer” installation -

Frode Jacobsen Norway -Wave Waters, Air Bubbles, video

Ginny Sykes, USA- Performance  installation -

Harumi Shimazu, Japan – The Ephemeral Beauty in Nature, installation -

İrfan Özince, Turkey – interactive installation

Joakim STAMPE, Sweden – performance -

Konsto Kasabov, Bulgaria – Urban Silhouettes, painting - painting-

Kyoko Fujiwara, Japan-Pray, installation -

Mariko Hori,  Japan “ There is nothing effaced, just we never know where it is going ” installation -

Manfred Kielnhofer, Austria-Guardians of Time, sculpture -

Maria Gouveli, Greece – drawings -

Mathew Martin – USA-Fringe Transmissions of the New Nomadic #3 -

Peter Westman,  Sweden-Love Letters, artistic action -

Petya Peeva, Bulgaria-Circus, photography-Cleaning

Petra Hudcova, Czech Republic – interaction with 1300 Years of Bulgaria Monument

Radoslav Maglov- video “EUROPA” and sculpture -

Rossena Petcova – “Solitary Land, Solitary People” photography - 

Silvia Deyanova Anelia Barenska- photography and paintings -

Stelian Stelianov – ”Memorial XXI” sculpture and wood cutting workshop

Svetlana Volic,  Serbia – “SALUT AU MONDE” video installation -

Takako Yamaguchi, Japan – installation -

Vivi KIEFFER, Dominican Republic – “Anacaona’s Evolution” video -

Yoriko Newmor, Japan- “MUTUAL EXCHANGE WAGON” –  interactive performance at public spaces around Sofia / Slaveykov sq., Vitosha blv., National Theater parc-

Berta Gacheva, Bulgaria/ Israel- photography

Ivaylo Hristov, Bulgaria – “Tool for traveling”, installation -

16.06 – 18.06., 13:00 – 19:00
Bazar – Design and vintage at Fabrika 126 

17.06, OPENING: 19:00 – 22:00

Train Depot Poduene

2, Maychina slava Str.

Exhibition&Performance: 18.06. – 25.06.

Working hours: 12:00 – 16:30

How to get there on 17.06: Organized transport from the festival for 17.06

Bus leaving from Fabrika 126: 17:00; 18:00

Bus from Depot Poduene: 20:00; 22:00


Antonya Tabakova, Bulgaria

Penetration, textile

Rotation, textile

Chelsea Coon USA -

Continuum, performance

Darena Georgieva, Bulgaria -

Draw Something!, public involving installation

Dominique Bonarjee, France/India -

Sui Generis, performance

Galina Dimitrova, Bulgaria

Video installation

Julie Stopper, USA -

Nest, video installation

Katia Roessel, France -

Glee, video

Takako Yamaguchi, Japan -

I saw a Mountain, installation

Vania Suleva, Bulgaria

Fear, installation

18.06. OPENING: 19:00 – 22:00

Exhibition & Performance: 18.06 – 25.06, Opening hours: 9:00 – 19:00

4, Iskar Str.


Agnieszka Ziemiszewska and Martyn Kramek (PL) - ;

Typodialog – workshop,   exhibition of Polish posters

Leticia Muñoz, Spain

Sweet Honey, video performance

Stanley Février, Canada -

Potato and Pola, public involving installation

Radina Stoimenova, Bulgaria -

(tram station Mladezhki Theater)

Have You Ever Wondered if Someone, Somewhere, Sometime is Thinking of You and Waiting?, performance

19.06., 1-day intervention – 13:30 – 19:00


How to get there at day of events:

Bus leaving from Fabrika 126, 12:00; 15:00

Leaving from Kurilo: 14:00; 17:00; 19:00


Bratan Bratanov, Bulgaria

A Forest, butoh-fu workshop

Evgeniya Boteva, Bulgaria -

Birdcage, painting

Workshop for Birds, workshop

Katya Stoycheva, Bulgaria

Picnic in white performance

Maia Iotzova -

Vulture’s Love, video installation

Nadia Iankova- Loureiro, Bulgaria -

The Fruits of Life, concert

Sibylle Hofter and Daniel Sellek, Mexico -

Sofia City Desk

Daniel Sellek, Mexico

Workshop with patients

Teodor Nanev, Bulgaria

installation land art

Water Tower Art Fest, Sunday, 19 June 2016 -  Psychiatric clinic “Saint Ivan Rilski”, KURILО


Sophistication is probably the last thing to think of in relation to abandoned, neglected

and simply isolated public spaces. Yet this is exactly what the festival has been trying to

achieve over the past ten years: to socialize these &quot;unsophisticated&quot; places and buildings,

in lending an aesthetic dimension to their existence. Since sophistication is a matter of

individual disposition, personal choice and social attitude rather than a sign of social

status or group affiliation.

Support us in the search for new forms of public and artistic presence – dress up all in

white and join us at 14.30 in the park!

With the special participation of Michelle Appelros, cello

Project: Katya Stoycheva Organising Team: Lili Angelova, Marina Todorova, Martin Todorov

20.06., DISCUSSION: 14:00 – 17:00

Тhe Red House Centre for Culture and Debate
15, Lyuben Karavelov Str.

DISCUSSIONS: Politics of collaboration – Аrtistic initiatives: Sofia, the Balkans and Europe

Presentation and discussion by Meira Ahmemulic, Sweden- talk about art centers and residencies- good practices to be shared with newly formed art centers in Sofia for sustainable development and national and international collaboration



Еxhibition: 20.06-25.06., opening hours: 15:00–19:00


Lars Asling, Sweden- presentation result of Holistic Investigation -

James Crouchman, UK  – photography from Rodopi - rodopi-

Signe Vad, Denmark – photography: “Against the wall, did I leak – Outtake of Homo Carnosa” -

20.06, OPENING: 18:00

a-Cube gallery
9 Lyuben Karavelov Str.

Еxhibition: 20.06 – 29.06., opening hours: 10:00-12:00, 14:00-17:00


Lubomir Vasilev, Bulgaria

The Light, photography

Efrosina Peneva, Bulgaria -

Mixed media

Emilia Smokova, Bulgaria

Encounters, mixed media

21.06., 1-day intervenion: 19:00- 22:00
Depot Pernik 

How to get there at the day of event:

Bus leaving from Fabrika 126 at 15:00; 17:00

Bus lеaving from Pernik: 20:00; 22:00


Anne Weshinsky Arni Gudmondson -

Welcome to Pernik, USA!, interactive site sister towns of Pernik, BG and Charles town, West Virginia, USA-

Elena Panayotova -

Oil/ Butter, installation

Katia Roessel, France -

Glee, video

Ruslan Berov –performance hologram concert

Takako Yamaguchi, Japan -

Transfer land

22.06., OPENING: 18:00
Institute Cervantes
3, Sveta Sofia Str.

 Еxhibition: 22.06 – 30.06.

Opening exhibition “ Anatomy of a wave”  by Susana Lopez Fernandez -

22.06.,SCREENINGS: 20:00

Cinema House -  Festival info point
screenings of ARTISTS FILMS
Enter: 5lv. 

Opening hours: 11:00 – 17:00

37, Ekzarh Yosif Str.

22.06. (Wednesday) 

> WTAF afterparty
> @ DaDa Cultural bar (10 G. Benkovski Str) (
> eclectic selection by YvesO  (
> start: 21:00
> entrance: free

23.06.,OPENING: 18:30


Commercial art show – 10 years of Water tower art fest

 opening hours: 24.06 – 06.07.2016

Tuesday-Sunday, 11:00 –19:00

42,Ivan Denkoglu Str.


24.06 (Friday)

WATER TOWER ART FEST 2016 Last 10 Closing Party:
“African Acid Sound of Water Is Lights And Shadows Of The Future“
Jules Verne Club (127 Rakovski Str, 2nd floor)

From afro to techno, and a lot more in between.

Because “Africa is mother of beat, and beat is tempo“. May your hearts beat like a water drum on this tempo and steps groove like the sound of ocean waves… on an acid trip around tribal rhythms, travelling from Senegal, Ghana, Nigeria, Congo, Zimbabwe to Ethiopia and Egypt, cruising on electronic sounds of lights and shadows, sounds of water (waves, giant waterfalls and heavy rain), exploring divinity in cosmic rhythmic and psychedelic vibration…^*^

With > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > >

Africandro (Global Vision Circle, BG) :: DJ set (vinyl warm up)

Sevnseal (Schallsaft Recordings, DE/BG) :: Live + DJ set

YvesO (Studio Dauhaus, BG) :: DJ set + A/V support

> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
We invite you on a sound journey studying the aesthetics of interrelation between native African rhythms, Detroit techno and Chicago house music, as well as questioning the impact of technological evolution on native culture and art…^*^

25.06, AWARDS: 11:00

Award for Artistic Debut at Fabrika 126

End of program  25.06


Sign up and information at:

No participation fee



17-19.06, 11:00-13:00, 15:00 – 18:00

Play off –video-performance workshop for children*

Neo and Kim Dotty Hachmann, Berlin , Germany

with the support of Goethe-Institut Bulgarien

presentation on 22nd at Goethe Institut Sofia 6pm

During Water Tower Art Fest (WTAF) in Sofia, Bulgaria Kim Dotty Hachmann and her son Neo are going to offer a workshop for children in the field of video and performing arts.

In a common process we want to figure out what moves and touches us and what skills and interests everybody can provide within our group. In a next step we would discuss how we visually imagine our so far collected ideas and in which format we are going to develop our project.

Workshop Outline

Participants: 8-10 children

Location: Goethe Institut, Budapesta Str. 1 Postfach 1384 1000 Sofia

Duration: 17-20th of June, differing times

22nd in the evening: presentation of the works

First Meeting 17th of June, 4pm at Goethe Institute

18 and 19th of June from 11am on

20th of June if possible in cooperation with school class

Please bring something to drink and eat for your child.

Age: 8-14


*No more places available. Please take a look at the other workshops.



18.06, 10:00 – 18:00*


Fabrika 126


Workshops Day:




10:00 – 17:00

Woodcraft workshop/ Stelyan Stelyanov, Bulgaria -

Studio Mr. Stu

proposes working with wood material.

You will be able to test your skills in various operations associated with wood processing such as carving, cutting, gluing, coloring, etc as well as creation of various objects, accessories and decorations. There are no age restrictions.

Age: 8+




10:00 – 11:00
Bird cage“ – water colour techniques/ Evgenia Boteva, Bulgaria

Age: 5+




11:15 – 12:15
Sand art for everyone”/ Eva Teneva-Zaykov, Bulgaria

Age: 5+




12:30 – 14:30


“Video from, for and on smartphones”/ Albena Baeva, Bulgaria


Age: 8–13
Participants: 10-12


*Smartphone with Adobe Clip or iMovie software




15:30 – 18:00
Mixed techniques/ Suzana Lopez, Spain


Age: 13 +





18.06, 10:00-13:00; 15:00 – 18:00


TYPODIOLOGUE – typography and graphic-design workshop


Agnieszka Ziemiszewska,

Martin Kramek, Poland

The topic of the workshop is the search for a dialogue in art, and the common ground for the communication in the area of graphic design and typography.

The starting point will be a set of universal signs taken from both the bulgarian and polish alphabet.

The participants will try to determine the value of a dialogue in its inter-cultural, international, interpersonal and intrapersonal aspects by the means of an artistic expression.



Participants: 7-15




20.06., 12.00-15.00


World City Mapping (


Walk and mapping of a meadow in Mladost 1*


Maya Yotzova, Bulgaria, Canada


Water Tower Art Fest is part of the Cultural Calendar of City of Sofia for 2016


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