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CONTENT 1. PALM TREES 5 2. BIRDS OF SOFIA 11 3. CORPUS LINGUA II 19 4. GO AHEAD. DRAW. 25 5. NAKED VERBS 31 6. PORTRAITS OF POETS 39 7. FATE AND BREAD 41


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PALM TREES Poetic composition Variations of reading a poem cut textile 2017 A thought of a friend traveling to California in the summer appeared surprisingly like a verse. I was reading the lines, stirring them, skipping, starting from the beginning or backwards. There were the palm trees, the wind, the flying and the longing, the intoxication and the green. The landscape in my imagination did not move, no matter how much I moved the words. It seemed as if I looked at it either from the left, from above or from far, or from detail in detail.

How to paint a picture with words? What happens after we read? Can the words, word for word, image after image, bring us where they came from, in the world of thought, in the cool afternoon of imagination?


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BIRDS OF SOFIA Drawings with writing, Series 210x300cm each paper, satin, soft wood 2018 Тhin letters cut the body of the paper page. What is the matter of language? What do we draw in the air when we speak?


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CORPUS LINGUA (II) Linguistic composition in Bulgarian 100x100cm delicate sculpture from printed paper stripes 2018 Flowing stripes of texts in bright colors form a delicate paper sculpture in layers. The words are vertical as if they move, as if they rain, as if they fly, as if the are texted from above. The spine of the composition are 4 words, the most often seen words in the known old Bulgarian texts like: “think, thoughts”, “word”, “life”, “why, because”.

The compositions shows the same words used in Bulgarian language in our times in a linguistic collage. The viewer might follow the lines or the colors or the spine words in search of different meanings, combinations and rhythm. A deconstructed and constructed again, the body of the language.


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GO AHEAD. DRAW. Drawings Series 40x60cm each pencil, gouache, collage 2018

Floating objects. In the space, on the ground, in your mind. Dancing cylinders and pyramids,, leaving their shadows like traces in time. Memories of a movement.


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NAKED VERBS 7 poetic compositions Poetry of action copper, brass 2017 What are the actions in art? What do we do as we make art or talk about art? Linguistic research developed into poetic compositions-objects. Linking visual art with poetry, music and action. Built by “naked” verbs, the 7 compositions embody art-related actions words in the space. Movement is continuous, from text to image, from image to text, from sound to letter, from art to action, from action to art.

The compositions contain words from the researched texts and talks with artists, the Platform “Introduction to Contemporary Art” 20112017 of the Open Arts Foundation, Plovdiv. The work was created specifically for the exhibition HERE AND EVERYWHERE at Detmag Snezhanka, Plovdiv, curator Vladiya Mihaylova. Commissioned by Open Arts Foundation for Here and Everywhere exhibition, curated by Vladiya Mihaylova


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PORTRAITS OF POETS Portait Series 90x310cm each handcut color textile 2018 The words that repeat are the heartbeat of a poem, I thought. A heartbeat that gives the spine and the meaning of the whole thing. And how otherwise to portrait a poet if not with his own words?

Depicted with words are: Ann Cotton, US/AT/DE Georgi Tenev, BG Natali Spasova, MK Martha Sprackland, UK

Portraits of poets with their 13 most loved and most used words.

The work is made specially for SPA (SOFIA POETICALLY ANIMATED) 2018, organized by the Elizabeth Kostova Foundation.


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Portaits of Poets / pictured in progress


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FATE AND BREAD Text on bread 2018

“In ancient times people have experienced wars, resettling and natural disasters. They did not call the events “Crisis”, but “Life”. One does what he can until his fate shows up. “ Gorublian bread, 2012

* The name of the village of Gorublyane, today neighborhood in Sofia, is formed by the words “gora”(forest) and “blana”(meadow, fields). In semantic terms, the name means “forest in the middle of the field”.


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TEXTS Svetlana Mircheva PHOTOS Svetlana Mircheva pages 5-9, 19-27, 35-41 Mihail Novakov pages 11, 13, 15, 17 Goethe Institut Sofia pages 29, 31, 33 ©2018


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Svetlana Mircheva / WORDSWORDSWORDS  

This catalog shows Svetlana Mircheva's new works 2017-2018. TEXTS Svetlana Mircheva PHOTOS Svetlana Mircheva Mihail Novakov Goethe Institu...

Svetlana Mircheva / WORDSWORDSWORDS  

This catalog shows Svetlana Mircheva's new works 2017-2018. TEXTS Svetlana Mircheva PHOTOS Svetlana Mircheva Mihail Novakov Goethe Institu...

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