Motel Trogir in Plovdiv@ Unstable Monuments symposium

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The Motel Trogir project is invited to Plovdiv, Bulgaria in the framework of the UNSTABLE MONUMENTS public program, initiated by Kamen Stoyanov & Katharina Swoboda. We will present our project origins and the latest publication: Consumer Culture Landscapes in Socialist Yugoslavia. For more details about the program, please scroll down.

Remnants from Times of Ideology

November 1, 2019
SKLAD, “Ekzarh Yosif” 16, Plovdiv

Initiated by Kamen Stoyanov & Katharina Swoboda

The symposium “Unstable Monuments. Remnants from Times of Ideology” is dedicated to deconstruct and analyse todays meaning of monuments from the socialist era. The starting point is a short film by artists Kamen Stoyanov and Katharina Swoboda. It is about the (de)fictionalisation of the “Alyosha” figure in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. This monument is a vivid example of the entanglement of history and myth-making. Based on cultural theory thinking, the symposium aims to create space for a differentiated discussion about these monuments in cultural and aesthetic terms.

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• SKLAD, “Ekzarh Yosif” 16, Plovdiv
15:00 Margarita Dorovska
“Nonument: Exhibitionist and performative approaches to sites of former ideologies”
16:00 Kamen Stoyanov and Katharina Swoboda:
“Alyosha and the Cat: A short film in the making”
17:00 Natasa Bodrozic
“The Motel Trogir Project. Towards a New Heritage – Frictions and Crossovers”

• Lucky Cinema, ul. “Gladston” 1, Plovdiv
19:00 D’EST video screening curated by Ule Gerhardt and Jana Seehusen
“Alyosha and the Rose Queen – Gestures of De-Monumentality”
Alyosha and the Rose Queen ( Прожекция | Screening)

! Working language: English
(No translation to Bulgarian is planned)


The project is produced within the ADATA artist-in-residence program of Plovdiv – European Capital of Culture 2019
Supported by Otto Mauer Fonds and Goethe-Institut Bulgarien.

The Motel Trogir project in 2019 has been supported by the Kultura Nova Foundation and the Minsitry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia.

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