Just as water, gas, and electricity are brought into our houses from far off to satisfy our needs in response to a minimal effort...

  • 2011
  • color photographs series
  • pigment print on 310 g paper mounted on aluminum
  • 90/135 cm each
  • EA 6 + 2 AP
  • collection ArtProject Depot, Sofia, Private Collection, Varna

The title of the series is a quotation of a fragment from Paul Valery1 cited by Walter Benjamin in the known "Work of Art..."2. The complete phrase follows.
"Just as water, gas, and electricity are brought into our houses from far off to satisfy our needs in response to a minimal effort, so we shall be supplied with visual or auditory images, which will appear and disappear at a simple movement of the hand, hardly more than a sign."


1. Paul Valéry, Pièces sur L’Art, 1931
2. Walter Benjamin, The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, 1936.

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Krassimir Terziev: Between the Past Which is about to Happen and the Future Which has Already Been, Aug 4 — Sept 5, 2015, National Gallery Sofia; curator Iara Boubnova

Krassimir Terziev: Between the Past Which is about to Happen and the Future Which has Already Been, Apr 12 — May 6, City Art Gallery Dobrich

Spare Time. Utopias on the verge of the Commonness, National Gallery for Foreign Art, Sofia, 2011; curator: Boris Danailov