Red Cross

Red Cross - performance, video(4+2AP), object, 2007. Courtesy of the artist

"Red Cross is an example of a unique bio-experiment (so far no one has replaced the luminophor in the lamp with human blood), as well as of a word for word concept of the 'Red Cross'- it must be in blood, and even better -to "study the essence" of the blood.

Assuming that blood is a carrier of information, such an instrument should create an information cloud and everyone who falls within the range or in the 'aureole' of its influence should feel themselves in contact (either a unity or 'an immune rejection') with the message suggested by the artist.

When Malevich says, 'In our workshops we create living creatures' -we can add that in his performance-experiment Terziev expresses Malevich's metaphor word for word, and comes up to a new level, creating a pattern piece of work transmitting the message directly to the viewer, not necessarily at a visual stage.

It is possible to say that he creates a 'magical item' or an alchemical accessory – a result not only of the contemporary modern art, but also of Ars-Magna."

Oleg Mavromatti


Sofia, Bulgaria, 2007

Red Cross is an object that stands at many literal and figurative intersections. Most importantly in looks at the elements of blood and light as carriers of information and achieves their combination through the process of manufacturing neon light units. The choice of a cross was intentional for its obvious and immidiate recognition as a symbol of significance across many realms not just religious, medical, occult, navigational and philosophical but as a moment of juncture when a decision has to be made. A.T.

Installation view: The Conspiracy of the Castrates, exhibition of Ultrafuturo group (Аnton Тerziev, Boryana Rossa, Кatya Damyanova, Мiroslav Dimitrov, Оleg Мavromatti), April 2008