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AiOP Weekly: Meet the AiOP 2018 BODY Artists V

Each week we feature artists from Art in Odd Places 2018: BODY NYC.

Daniela Kostova
1. Tell us about yourself and your project for AiOP BODY 2018:
I am an interdisciplinary artist, interested in hybrid cultures and architecture that emerge from conditions of global change and migrations. My personal narrative and background informs all of my work. It engages specific sites and communities, and often include participatory elements.

At AiOP I am presenting Monuments of incomplete Transition, conceived in 2010 in collaboration with Miryana Todorova and performed on the streets of NYC. It involves eight large-format vinyl prints (based on photographs of building structures from Bulgaria) that take the form of mobile booths when put together. The printed, full-scale images of these structures are mounted on poles and so could be easily taken down and put up again referencing nomadic practices.

2. What does the theme BODY mean to you?
MIT represents bodies/spaces in transition and a type of architecture, which would be impossible without cooperation. The temporary structures form shared space that is intended for and supported by bodies. Foreign bodies themselves that are extension of my own body, both concealing and revealing.

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