video installation: PAL or NTSC colour screening (720/576 pixels), sound, toy-train set, white cardboard cylinder / dimensions: variable / duration: continuos
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description: A toy-train is moving continuously in a circle, in which there is a fixed cylinder. The cylinder has such dimensions that its height equals the circle diameter. A small video-camera is mounted in to the toy-train. It is presenting continuously the image of the cylinder in wireless way. The image is projected on one of the walls in the gallery, where the installation is positioned. As a result of the specific cylinder dimensions, toy-train motion and specific camera position, the image is changing in such way that at certain time intervals, the cylinder is seen either as a circle or as a square only.
conception: The continuously changing world is woven from infinite manifestation of the two cosmic forces of creative energy, Ying and Yan, which flow smoothly one into the other. Using the symbolism of Eastern mysticism, the author humbly offers a simple example of the flowing of Ying and Yan by presenting the shifting of the square (Ying, Earth, Human, Mirco-Cosmos) into a circle (Yan, Sky, Universe, Macro-Cosmos). The viewer is made to look at this process through the window of the toy-train recalling in this way his own journey through the circle of life; that we all are travelers in the same train looking through its windows outside and thinking that everything is continuously changing but actually the world remains the same. Only our point of view is changing.
With this work the author is paying his tribute to eastern philosophers and to Kazimir Malevic.
May 2007 – solo-exhibition SEE HOW THE BULGARIAN DOES ART 3, Georgi Velchev Art Museum, Varna, BULGARIA;
February 2007 – solo video-art exhibition, art museum HIDAMARI (the Glass Pyramid), Sapporo, JAPAN;