BODY WITHOUT ORGANS. BULGARIAN BAR
Video documentary, 28 min., 2006
Body Without Organs documentary video follows the “discovery” of the Bulgarian Bar through the eyes of a recent immigrant in New York City who has lost her sense of reality. Seeking traces of her old identity, she returns time and again to a Bulgarian Bar in Chinatown, ironically called the Bulgarian Cultural Center. Bulgarian Bar is not a “cultural center” as the plaque on the door ironically claims, but a “cultural imaginary” and convergence zone of opposite tendencies- the State representational Philosophy imbedded in the idea of National Cultural Centers and the Nomadic Thought coming from the immigrant experience and manifested through the Gypsy-Punk music.
Body Without Organs was presented as a documentary at the Arts Link, NYC (2006) and the 1.60insurgentspace project, Tirana, Albania (2006), and as an installation at the ASSAB One, Milano, Italy (2007).
In 2020, the video was part of The Immigrant Artist Biennial (TIAB) 2020: Here, Together! at The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts iNYC.