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.

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"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