Critical Writing Index

Digging for Identity

by Perry Bard

Afterimage, Jan. Winter 2000, v. 27, no. 4, p. 6

Digging for Identity records Bulgaria’s first international film festival VideoArchaeology, where the theme invited artists to “speculate on the archaeological image of the present”. The article describes Bulgaria’s technical and economic obstacles that hinder the work of media artists, as well as Bulgaria being ignored by the art world never being invited to participate in major festivals like the Venice Biennale. The author continues to describe the work of many international artists to this first time international film festival as well as the well represented work of the local Bulgarians.

ITEM 2000.067 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

ArcRupert Francis

Re-RecordableBoyan Dobrev

Quite (Im)possibleLuchezar Bojadzhiev & Kalin Serapionov

Converstion IVIvan Moudov & Simeon Nikolov

How You Can Pass By Your IdeasBoyana Dragoeva

Two MeaningsAlbena Mihailova Stussy

Regarde!Renatus Zuercher

30,000 Acres of Tranquil GardensEric Lesdema & Stephanie Bolt

TimeDavid Hatcher

Depriving the LandIgor Antich

Transformation EgocentriqueStephane Tremblay