Miryana Todorova: Expanded Objects for Shared Living
Tuesday December 10, 2013 – Saturday December 14, 2013
An artist residency as part of the exhibition Being
Miryana Todorova, Expanded Objects for Shared Living, 2013, performance/photo documentation. Image by Olga Timofeyev.
Week 09 / Dec 10 – 14
“Expanded Objects for Shared Living”
About the project
My project is about collapsible and expandable structures that can flip from enclosures to extensions of body and existing architecture. Movables, hybrids, clusters, skins, shells, dwellings and parasites become the trigger for performative encounters and collaborative situations in public space. These objects open up a space for discourse about spontaneous community, coming out as a result of a struggle with a structure, and challenge the boundaries of what can be shared, negotiated or exchanged.
The project focuses on utopian visionary ideas of enabling more spontaneity and risk-taking in public space, provoking solidarity patterns of behavior and interdependency that can empower people to claim and inhabit space differently. Part of Storefront will become a temporary open lab station for generating new forms, strategies and possibilities that combine architecture, fashion, product design, body politics, social mobility and hybridization.