Four Studies of Ruse

The first chapter of research of From the Outside, In was undertaken at the 25th Anniversary Process – Space Art Festival in Ruse, Bulgaria. Serena was one of 25 alumni artists from the last 25 years joined with 25 new artists. Serena undertook collaboration with Maia Iotzova, exploring parallel notions of foreignness from the perspective of the outsider and the expat. An exploration of the dualities often existing within the one body, their research centred around joint interests in alternative cartographies, producing Three Studies of Ruse that mapped the foreign and familiar.

Studies 1-3 created in collaboration with Bulgarian/Canadian filmmaker Maia Iotzova

Exhibition History:

Jun 12 2016 25th Anniversary Process Space Art Festival, Canetti House, Ruse (BG)

Jun 14 2016 Process Space Art Festival, Gallery of the Union of Ruse Artists, Ruse

Jun 23 2016 10th Anniversary Water Tower Art Fest, Cinema House, Sofia (BG)

Dec 14-28 2016 Process Space Art “Safety Pin” and Video Retrospective, Gallery of the Union of Bulgarian Artists, Sofia

Apr 24-29 2017 20th Anniversary Sofia Underground International Performance Art Festival, Sofia

Supported by: Department of Culture and the Arts, Process Space Art Festival

1. Watercolour MapPoem Map

2. Mized Media: Photo-montage, String, GPS Tracker, Audio-installation

3. Video Dance

4. Live Body-Mapping Performance

Photos 1-6 by Nikolay Vasilev, Photo 7, 8 by Nicolae Velikov