Domestication. The First Five Thousand Years

  • 2014
  • modified anatomical models, plastic, silicone
  • 120/130/90 cm

The title of the work Domestication. The First Five Thousand Years is a paraphrase of the title of the book by american anthropologist David Graeber - Debt: The First 5,000 Years, , 2011. A major argument of David Graeber is that the imprecise, informal, community-building indebtedness of "human economies" is only replaced by mathematically precise, firmly enforced debts through the introduction of violence, usually state-sponsored violence in some form of military or police.

In my work I place a critique of the neoliberal turn that leaves large parts of the populations marginalized, useless, vicimized, out of the frame of societies, through sophisticated biopolitical control that could be intepreted as a process of "domestication". In the presented scenario the sceleton of a domesticated animal - the dog, is placed next to the sceleton of a beggar to extend and contradict the process of domestication.

Produced by Center for Contemporary Art - Plovdiv on the ocassion of the exhibition "Disconsent" 2014, curated by Iara Boubnova

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Krassimir Terziev. Between the Past Which is about to Happen and the Future Which has Already Been, Aug 4 — Sep 5, 2015, The National Gallery / The Palace, Sofia; curated by Iara Boubnova

Krassimir Terziev. Between the Past Which is about to Happen and the Future Which has Already Been, Apr 8 — May 20, 2015, City Art Gallery, Dobritch, BG; curated by Evelina Handjieva

DISCONSENT. The 20th edition of the Week of Contemporary Art, September 5th 2014 - October 3rd 2014, Center for Contemporary Art - Plovdiv The Ancient Bath; curated by Iara Boubnova