Lie Detector I
A performance with the collaboration of Ultrafuturo group
Seslavci, Bulgaria, 2005. Courtesy of the artist
The “Pinocchio” mask is hand made by papier-mache technics, covered in pieces from the New Testament.
The performance’s realization is considered inside of small 16-th-century church near Sofia. Kneeling at the site of its missing altar the performer wears the eyeless and mouthless paper mask. The mask actually is stitched onto his face with surgical treat. Intuitively the performer finds the way out of the temple, where the mask is removed.
This farcical grotesque performance among the orthodox frescoes falls between the seriousness of the religion and the parodic potential of theatre.
Svilen Stefanov/ Contemporary '06