I See Myself As What I Always Wanted To Be

 

I See Myself As What I Always Wanted To Be / Виждам се такава каквато винаги съм искала да бъда - oil on canvas, 140 x 195 cm, 2021

(after Getty image of Team Russia bite their gold medals in the victory ceremony after the group all-around rhythmic gymnastics final at Wembley Arena during the London 2012. Anastasia Bliznyuk, Uliana Donskova, Ksenia Dudkina, Alina Makarenko, Anastasia Nazarenko, Karolina Sevastyanova)

From No Time For Losers seria (2019-)
Credits : Svetoslav Todorov


Използвам добре познатия, задължително улавян от спортните фотографи момент на триумф. Стоп-кадър, в който разглеждам  ролевите взаимоотношения в оста награда-награден –награждаващ, колко тъмна е другата страна на медалът. Интересува ме още какво и кой конструира съдържанието на това понятие успех, като символ и метафора и какъв е неговият срок на годност.

In the series No Time for Losers I examine just that – what it takes from you, what and whom you pay, who constructs the content of success as a symbol and metaphor, what is its shelf life? I do it through the well-known moment of triumph, mandatory for sport photographers. A freeze-frame, in which I comment on the role interrelations between the award, the awardee and the award presenter.

I hit the brakes on the rat race for quick, immediate, instagrammable success. This concept is like a tomb. A remarkable pantheon, which you furnish meticulously with awards, trophies in your CV and what not, to the last day of your life.

Whoever wants to be a „relevant participant in the processes“ knows that things like vulnerability, exposedness and sensitivity smell of failure, they don’t make you   competitive on the market. Like in sports, whose direct aesthetics I borrow for my series.

From an early age, you have to run in the right lane or track. Lest you compete on top level but outside of the field, or even worse – out of the range of the cameras reporting the game from the pitch.

I See Myself As What I Always Wanted To Be / Виждам се такава каквато винаги съм искала да бъда - oil on canvas, 140 x 195 cm, 2021
From No Time For Losers seria
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Myself As What I Always Wanted To Be / Виждам се такава каквато винаги съм искала да бъда - oil on canvas, 140 x 195 cm, 2021
From No Time For Losers seria
- detail

Myself As What I Always Wanted To Be / Виждам се такава каквато винаги съм искала да бъда - oil on canvas, 140 x 195 cm, 2021
From No Time For Losers seria
- detail