Multichannel HDV, Multichannel audio
With the support of : Rensselaer University, Troy, NY; Fellowship of the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences; SUPERNOVA Film Union, Russia/Bulgaria and with the collaboration of Oleg Mavromatti
Description: This work examines gender performance in film after the Cold War through re-enactments of scenes from chosen cinematic works. The chosen films are made in the Soviet Union, Bulgaria and Russia. A focus of interest is the evolutionary mechanisms that stand behind contemporary gender performances.
Single channel MiniDV, no audio
Description: “Official Invitation” reflects gender stereotypes and the popular role model of the body-guard. The first display of the piece was at the 8th of March International Women’s Day Show at 51 3rd, Troy, NY, back projection on the window display, covered with yogurt.
Single channel HDV, Two channel audio
BORYANA ROSSA and OLEG MAVROMATTI
Commissioned by: Art Project Depot, Bulgaria
Description: The piece is inspired by President Kennedy's assassination, which has become an assassination-cliche.
The video recreates a hypothetical situation, where the male protagonist is replaced by a woman and represents ironic and erotic romantization of this institution.
Boryana Rossa and ULTRAFUTURO (Oleg Mavromatti)
Promoting the idea about the Robot as teh Big Other, this feminist video by Boryana Rossa and ULTRAFUTURO speaks against patriarchal order, through the rebelion of a female-domestic-robot.
The concept of the Robot as The Alien, The opressed, The Other appears in the works of ULTRAFUTURO embodied by variety of charachrets - women, migrants, foreigners, rebels, machines.
Single channel SVHS
Commissioned for the show Antifeminism-Antimachismo, Gallery XXL, Sofia, Bulgaria
The short video entitled "Celebrating the Next Twinkling," 1999, by Boryana Rossa, is accompanied by a frustrated, scratching, DJ style soundtrack and features the faces of two women whose emotions shift, in viewing something off-screen, from delighted and ecstatic to terrified and hysterical. Towards the end of the video, the women resort to punching one another with vigor, laughing, and screaming again in horror.