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Trashing

Archive workshop with Radostin Sedevchev

25 – 26.02.2023


Free admission. Those interested in participating can send a short biography (no more than 150 words) to gallery@ko-op.bg


The capacity of the event is 8 people.



"How to talk about the things we share, how to search for them and find them, how to bring them out of the dross where they stay stuck, how to give them meaning, language, to let them finally speak for what we are. "Georges Perec


During the two-day workshop, participants will work with raw archival material found at the Malashevtsi battlefield. In the process, the material in question, consisting of hundreds of different photos/writings/documents and objects, will be "sifted". Each participant will have the opportunity to find something of his/her own in what is not his/her own, to accentuate or recreate in a new way the objects from the "archive unit".


We will talk about different approaches to working with unofficial, found or collector archives, about the challenges of searching, finding, but especially sifting through already found materials. We will confront the question: what happens to those dropped as a result of this process, the ethical side of this type of work, and many other interesting things.


*from English threshing or thrashing

In English: Threshing (also threshing) is the process of separating the edible part of the grain from the husk and straw to which it is attached.


About Radostin Sedevchev:


Radostin Sedevchev (born in Pernik in 1988) Graduated in mural painting at the National Academy of Arts. Acquired Doctor of Education degree at the National Academy of Arts (2018), is currently a senior assistant professor in the specialty of mural painting. Graduated from the educational program for young artists "Close Encounters - Visual Dialogues school4artists" of ICA-Sofia (2017). She specialized in visual arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Dresden (2017) as well as at Glyndŵr University in Wales (2011). Member of the Institute of Contemporary Art Sofia since 2021. In 2022 he opened a solo exhibition at Gallery +359 Sofia, in 2021 at the National Art Gallery in Sofia, in 2019 at the Heerz tooya Gallery in Veliko Tarnovo, in 2018 at the Gallery of the Institute of Contemporary Art Sofia, and in 2017 at the Vaska Emanuilova Gallery in Sofia.


The workshop is supported by the National Culture Fund.



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