video: DV AVI PAL colour (720/576 pixels), sound. aspect ratio: 4:3 / duration: 9 minutes & 56 seconds
conception: An eager fan of the 'Sermon with Flower" delivered by Buddha, i.e. the artist, Neno Belchev, is interested in every form of silence – in terms of a road, or a way how to follow that road, and finally in terms of an artist - he is interested in silence as a form of influence. For this work, he follows partly the Hesychasts (quietists) - followers of the maxim: 'In order that you can hear, you must be silent!' The Hesychasts took a vow to keep silent, which they kept up during all their lifetime, or over a definite period of time. Similarly, Neno takes a vow to keep silent; sinking deeply in an environment, where one cannot but keep silent. Neno Belchev has a profound respect for all mystics dedicated to spiritual self-excellence, and he sincerely wishes to be like them but for unknown reasons he fails to be alike and admits this with a smile on his face. This work is the outcome of that smileThe video suggests, with a delicate sense of humour, an irrtional solution and without intruding it on the spectator, it leaves the finale open for pondering over it.
March, 2012 - international exhibition "Le Temps De L'Eau TMTTR", curator Cohn Drennan - USA, (catalog), the Musee de Tapisseries, Aix-en-Provence, FRANCE
June 2009 - international exhibition "TAKE ME TO THE RIVER - ISTANBUL", curator Cohn Drennan - USA, Wichita Falls Museum, Texas, USA;
March 2009 – international exhibition "TAKE ME TO THE RIVER", curator Cohn Drennan - USA, Depo - Tütün Deposu, Istanbul, Turkey;
February 2007 – solo video-art exhibition, art museum HIDAMARI (the Glass Pyramid), (catalog),Sapporo, JAPAN;
August 2006 – International Biennial for Visual Arts "August in Art", curator Rumen Serafimov, (catalog), Varna, BG;