The Birth of a Nation

The Birth of a Nation - object, dried pork, mesing, various sizes, 2018. Courtesy of the artist
Installatioin view Sofia City Art Gallery. Credit: Daniela Radeva

“Раждането на нация” - обект с вариращи размери, сурово свинско месо, месинг, 2018

The title is a throwback to the most racist movie of all time, The Birth of a Nationby David Griffith made exactly 105 years ago, one that legitimizes Ku Klux Klan. With this reference I sum up my disgust with the unmitigated extreme nationalism in Bulgaria. Nationalism that is supported and strategically safeguarded on top level by our orthodox country.

 

"A pork sausage hangs between two shiny brass supports instead of a queasy rope. It’s an extremely clear and powerful image of misconstrued national identity, always obstructed by roadblocks or failed by the temptationsof easy money." Maria Vasileva