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Imagined Nebula
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St Martins Square, Leicester UK

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St Martins Square, Leicester UK

Holburn Gallery
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83 Holburn Street, Aberdeen, UK

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The Oxford International Art Fair
26th - 28th February 2016
Oxford Town Hall, Oxford UK

30 December 2008

in addition - kalin serapionov

in addition

artist; kalin serapionov
curator; eric rosoman
artist assistant; loz atkinson

14th may - 23rd may 2008
LCB depot, 31 rutland street, leicester, LE1 1RE

the following text has been taken from the exhibitions accompanying literature;
in addition is an exhibition of new work by kalin serapionov created during his residency with IAF leicester - an arts council england international artist fellowship, hosted by LCB depot and the city gallery.

developing upon his previous works exploring social interaction and the boundaries between public and private space, serapionov has created a new installation work using 5 monitors, partly hidden inside refuse containers, and a video projection.

after interviewing people on the streets of leicester to ask the "what are your hopes?/what do you hope for? the footage was edited for use on the monitors. people's spontaneous answers outlined two main themes - materialistic and humane. in our contemporary consumer society, where we are sold what we 'want' and yet our appetites are never sated, these two themes of hope reflect our mixed and sometimes conflicting desires for a better life for ourselves, and for humanity as a whole; for instant gratification, and forming a positive legacy for future generations.

the monitors, slightly propping up the lid of the bins, radiate a light through the gap forcing viewer interaction with the installation in order to see the films. the sound of the people stating their hopes and desires merges together and in addition there is a projection of a squirrel carefully eating the new green leaves from a tree. this projection grounds the whole installation, it is a counterpoint to the vox-pop hopes of local citizens, it is a metaphor, we are the squirrel.

kalin serapionov is a video artist based in sofia, bulgaria, and is a member of ICA- sofia. he has exhibited in numerous exhibitions around europe notably; 'heterotopias', thessaloniki biennale of contemporary art, 2007; 'manifesta 4', frankfurt/main, 2002. he has also been involved in residencies all over the world including new york.

kalin would like to thank: loz atkinson, eric rosoman, mark porter from biffa leicester, plus all the members of the public who kindly assisted in the making of the work.

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