Works : Performance and Intervention

CIVIL POSITION

2007

BORYANA ROSSA and ULTRAFUTURO

Performer: Boryana Rossa

Camera work: Anton Terziev

Photography: Oleg Mavromatti, Katya Damianova

 

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

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

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