Civil Position


Boryana Rossa and ULTRAFUTURO
Intervention at Eagle’s Bridge, Sofia

I am handcuffed and on my knees for three hours on the crowded Eagle’s Bridge in Sofia. Leaflets that appeal for active civil engagement are spread around me.

My posture is inspired by a real police action I observed at the same place a week ago. A girl was kneeling down handcuffed for an hour with a sweater on her head, surrounded by police. Her position and suffering inspired us.

This performance is a metaphor of a society in which the citizens are put down on their knees. Their social needs are neglected by the government. The action is also is a metaphor of the civil passivity of citizens, who don’t take any action to get out of this position.