Yvana Samandova & Borjan Zarevski

Yvana Samandova & Borjan Zarevski

Borjan Zarevski : https://www.youtube.com/user/borzan007

Bio : Yvana Samandova, painter, visual artist, video maker-performer and photographer, I am interested in “work in progress”, as a parallel to Ezra Pound’s note that each artist is always at the beginning, a Troubadour.
In my approach to video art I am combining two different artistic sensibilities. In one hand I behave as a colorist, filling the void of our perception with the pure sensibility. On the other hand I explore the visual presentation of concepts. The dialectics of those two approaches results in never ending process of creation, since, the new technologies, which facilitate “versioning”, collaboration and “forking” fit perfectly the concept of Umberto Eco’s “open work”. My recent work is based on research considering everything that imply authorship, fragmented or composed, accident, hazard, thinking as tinkering, “bricollage” or glitch (as a third author) – the late revealing the unintentional functioning of the brain and the human memory as well as bugged software algorithms and hardware. The language, in all its manifestations, took a preponderant place in my visual research. My exploitation of digital technologies is influenced by the possibility of keeping the track of that specific multi layer cooperation, multi level superposition of human and the machine, all of them considered as open process. I have been exposed in Paris, New York, USA, Australia, Italy, Spain, Lisbon, London, Japan.

Borjan Zarevski, living and working in Paris, France, have studied philosophy, classical studies, anthropology and visual arts. His artworks were exposed online, in art galleries and underground settings. Oriented toward cooperation and epistolary art, no digital method is strange to his practice.

Participants in
The Wake Up! Memorial – Corona! Shut Down?
Title of the video : Corona Spectators, 2020, 5:00
Synopsis : The video “Corona Spectators” presents humans during isolation – watching news, old movies, immersed in wishful thinking. Random videos projected in an “art gallery” are tightly connected to the zapping individuals transformed into spectators of past and undesired future – life without syntax for an indefinite time, yet to be constructed.