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These Stones

 

These Stones

 
 

‘These Stones’ comprises of a video work and two accompanying prints.

Made in Sofia, Bulgaria, the work deals with local histories as spatial manifestations in the public realm.  Together, the prints make up a map of demolished sites in Sofia as the video chronicles some personal accounts of the depicted locations.  

Through a series of recorded interviews the work traces the changes in urban landscape which took place in the city over the last decades. The interviews serve as the starting point for an exploration of both personal and collective memory in a post soviet society. It unpicks the complex relationship between national identities, the commemoration of historical narratives and the public debate around monuments within this particular context.