Paintkiller - а performance with the collaboration of Ultrafuturo group, Ovcha Kupel,Sofia, Bulgaria, 2007, Anton Terziev
Video DVD 4:33 min, Edition 5+1AP Photo: © the artist. Courtesy of the artist.

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Anton makes a cut on his forehead with a razor blade. Then he uses a few strips of linen, covered with thick oil paint to clamp a fake wound on his chest. While the blood from his forehead is trickling down, some paint is coming up through the bandages. In the end the performer writes with spray PAINTKILLER.

Пейнткилър - тялото на художника и неговите течности като художествена медия; пърформанс на Антон Терзиев и група Ултрафутуро, София, 2007
(Боряна Росса, Олег Мавроматти, Катя Дамянова)

Правя разрез на челото си с бръснарско ножче. После, с няколко ленти ленено платно, покрити с дебел слой маслена боя, стягам мнима рана върху гърдите си. Докато кръвта от челото се стича свободно, от превръзките избива боя. В третото действие изписвам със спрей думата PAINTKILLER .
Пърформънсът се явява критичен поглед върху декоративната употреба на изкуството като инструмент за комуникация – то рядко „лекува“ там, където трябва.

Photo: © the artist

Paintkiller is a performance that takes a critical look at arts as an instrument for communication. It is rarely present where it’s needed. The act shows that in two stages:

- A bandage is placed intentionally far from a bleeding cut on my body. It is covered in thick, vivid oil paint and the blood left to mix the paint.

- Than i proceeds to write “paint killer” on a wall, it is wordplay with paint killer drug.



Installation view: The Conspiracy of the Castrates, exhibition of Ultrafuturo group (Аnton Тerziev, Boryana Rossa, Кatya Damyanova, Мiroslav Dimitrov, Оleg Мavromatti), The Red House Centre for Culture and Debate, Sofia, April 2008 Photo: © the artist


Paintkiller performance, detail Photo: © the artist
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