“Cinema house, more than a cinema”
Looking at the slogan of the house, the title of the exhibition 4:3 regards to the location, a cinema that served as the headquarters of the free speech and democracy club, as well as “safe-house” for students/creatives persecuted by the socialist authorities’ police force.
Within this context the exhibition aims to create a symbiosis between art & cinema. It connects the history of the house, its contemporary activities with the idea to push arts & culture further.
site-specific exhibition 2017
Dom na Kinoto (Cinema House)
ul. „Ekzarh Yosif“ 37, 1000 Sofia (BG)
4:3 180 x 320cm digital collage photo print on dibond/ 12 panels/ each 60x80cm
„Cinema House is located in Sofia City Center and is one of the oldest and last few standing art-house movie theaters in the Bulgarian capital, a recognised member of the Europa Cinemas network. Dom na kinoto is one of the few that has survived the economically turbulent 1990s without permanently shutting its doors. Recognising the fact that Cinema House had been once positioned at the heart of historical and cultural events – e.g. in 1989-1990 it served as the headquarters of the free speech and democracy club, as well as “safe-house” for students/ creatives persecuted by the socialist authorities’ police force – we would like to once again bring Cinema House to the forefront of Sofia’s cultural and social life. We have de- fined a new slogan, “Cinema House, more than a cinema” and, as of October 2015, have been developing a rebranding strategy – aimed not only at new audience attraction, but also audience retention."
Oli Gots, Programme Manager – Dom na kinoto (Cinema House), 2015-2017
4:3 exhibition impressions "dom na kinoto" 2017
exhibition @ baldachin #3
Kunstbogen Vienna (AT)