The Inner Life of My Wardrobe / 2013, HD video, 12:27 min
A monumental wardrobe, symmetrically illuminated by two floodlights like a theatre stage, recorded in central perspective fulfils the screen. The wardrobe, otherwise an everyday piece of furniture, increases on an impressive scale and gets an aesthetic importance. As storage, private or public, the wardrobe is a protected space whose content is not accessible to everyone. In the video, however, the wardrobe of the artist opens in rhythmic intervals and allows the viewer to look into its inner. Each time when the doors open the contents of the wardrobe is different: empty, on their own moving shelves, jiggling wine bottle, clothing and personal items, old private photographs, children's writing, excerpts from propaganda films, the fall of the Berlin Wall, an old Sofia tram. So the wardrobe turns into an idiosyncratic place of remembrance of the time of the transformation of post-socialist society. Like memory that is formed by fragmented, disparate parts and pieces of images and sounds into a harmonious whole, the wardrobe keeps different media and found footage materials that are integrated in a homogeneous audio-visual narrative. Thus the wardrobe turns in to a place of memory, in which objects, images, and films from the personal history of the artist mingle with those collective memories that are shared by most East Europeans of his generation. So the intimate space always interlaces with the collective archive. The two places of memory constantly complement and intersect each other, and turned out to be interchangeable.