Solo Romantika | Gery Georgieva


Part 1: Zalibih Si Edno Live (Ive Fallen for a Sweetheart), 4 channel sound installation, 2mins 40secs

Solo Romantika | Gery Georgieva
25 April – 9 May 2015

In-conversation event  Wednesday 6 May with writer, musician, broadcaster and curator Morgan Quaintance.

‘Solo Romantika’, a new performance, sound and video installation work by Gery Georgieva, forms the second of three solo shows produced by #temporarycustodians at Res.

Georgieva presents her renditions of emotive folk and pop solos. Performing alone in her studio she lip-syncs rare groove soul tracks to camera and records a cappella ensembles of Bulgarian laments. An elaborate layering of references across costume, props and script, add up to an ambiguous cultural vernacular. A fugitive from authenticity, Georgieva is empowered by a mobilisation of her Bulgarian extraction, using the immediacy of her own body to format and reformat an image of taste and belonging.

Gery Georgieva (b. Varna, 1986) currently studies at Royal Academy Schools, London. Her work encompasses performance, multimedia installations and musical collaborations on the thematic popular culture and her Bulgarian cultural identity. Recent shows include live performances and installations; ‘OpenSource Contemporary Arts Festival’, London (upcoming), ‘Premiums’, Royal Academy, London (2015), ‘Bijoux II’, Spike Island, Bristol (2014), ‘After/ Hours/ Drop/ Box’, Modern Art Oxford (2013) and performances at Bold Tendencies, Institute of Contemporary Art and ANDOR, all London (2012).

Alongside the exhibitions programme at Res, #temporarycustodians will be enacting the distribution of ‘Performance Publishing: Regent Trading Estate’ (2013) an artwork by Maurice Carlin. We invite you to join a pot-luck dinner at 8pm on Monday 27th April to discuss and join the legal and company structure for the artwork, which will be co-owned by temporary custodian shareholders.

#temporarycustodians is an R&D platform, initiated by curator Helen Kaplinsky and artist Maurice Carlin, asking how the shift towards the share economy and p2p might provide an alternative to historical modes of collecting art..

#temporarycustodians is supported by Arts Council England, Islington Mill Studios, University of Salford Collection and Castlefield Gallery New Art Spaces and Acre Jean.


SR 1_for Helen

SR 5_for Helen

SR 3_for Helen

SR 2_for Helen

SR 6_for Helen

Part 2: Caviar Face & Friends (Share Your Love)
Silver lamé festoon drape from Sugababes tour 2006, Stars in their Eyes and Amy Winehouse (Kindly provided by Acre Jean Drapes) and single channel video projection, 3mins


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