On the BG Track (3)

2002, single channel video, 06'57“, Pal, Stereo, Color + B&W,
EA 5 + 2 AP
Public Collections: Centre Pompidou/MNAM, Paris; Sofia Art Gallery, Sofia

On the BG Track examines how film industry creates certain images of unknown, exotic cultures, as is the case with Bulgaria. 

The plot is constructed on the juxtaposition of scenes shot on the streets of Sofia to five film excerpts. The camera follows a protagonist, walking in various parts of Sofia, then slowly zooms in, getting closer to his back, focusing on the image printed on the white t-shirt he is wearing. The image is a film still from the movie that slowly fades in. Thus the printed film still is the vehicle moving the narrative.

original title: По българската следа
date of production: 12/2002
project by: Krassimir Terziev
camera: Krassimir Terziev
featuring: Alexander Yanev
music & sound: Alexander Yanev
production & post-production: interSpace Media Art Center
with the kind support of Daniel Langlois Foundation for Arts, Science and Technologies