(the length of the street)
Presented by the Open Arts Foundation
21:00 – 01:00
Lighthouse – light installation by Vadim Fishkin – curator: Iara Boubnova.
In Lighthouse, the heartbeat of artist Vadim Fishkin will be literally transmitted into the lighting system of Otets Paisiy St. in real time. Using a smart phone as his command tool, Fishkin materialises one of the most romantic metaphors for the relationship between artist and public. Fishkin’s energy is transformed into visible light and sent out around the world with a universal message unlimited by the artist’s current location. Lighthouse – an amalgam of art, science and technology – was first shown at the first edition of Manifesta in Rotterdam in 1996 and later the same year decorated the fretwork dome of the Vienna Secession. Fishkin’s curriculum vitae includes twenty solo exhibitions and participations in hundreds of group ones in countries around the world, as well as a unique biographical detail. He has taken part in the Venice Biennial of Contemporary Art twice – once collectively, as a representative of his native Russia (1995) and a second time with a solo exhibition as a representative of Slovenia, where he has lived for the past twenty years.
Lighthouse in Plovdiv is supported by EVN Plovdiv.
The International Projects Platform within the framework of the Plovdiv Night of Museums and Galleries is supported by the America for Bulgaria Foundation.