SOLAKOV Dimitar

Dimitar SolakovBorn  1987 in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Lives and works in Sofia.

 

“Creation and Disintegration, or the Responsibility of Parenthood”,  2015

Installation

 

1. 06.2004 – 02.2005

Video, 01’ 5’’

2. POI (Parts of Interest)

Ink on paper

3. A Plant in the Making

Led lamp

4. Blank Pillars of creation

Latex dildo

5.  Go (pro) Create

Video, 2’ 4’’

6. 17.05.2014

Dried up garlic, a kitchen knife, a piece of my right index finger preserved in formaldehyde, photographs

7. A Carousel of Fatherly Protection

3d printed carousel, music box, potentially dangerous hornets, vegetable eating mole crickets

8.  Primordial, 2015

Пастел на папиру | Pastel on paper

9.  Schrödiner’s Egg

3d printed box, egg, various packaging materials

10. Untitled

Video, 44’’

11. Post Mortem

 

When I learned that I would become a father, I started to wonder what it means to create or to disintegrate. What control do we have over these phenomena and on what universal scale can men have an impact. I started to worry about whether my son would be as reckless and disregarding of his own safety as I am. Would he inherit these genes from me, his co-creator? Through this project, I am trying to express my admiration of and bewilderment with these phenomena, as well as my insecurity about my future role as a father and the responsibilities it entails.

Now that a little over a year has passed since my son’s birth I can at least say, that I’ve managed to keep him safe during this crucial period of his life. I’ve provided him with food (homegrown, a luxury these days, which I defended from mole crickets and a multitude of other pests) and protected him from hornets and other sorts of dangerous insects. Still, the thing that scares me the most – teaching this little man how to be a good human being – is yet to come so all of my insecurities are intact.

—DIMITAR SOLAKOV

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  • ALEXI-MESKHISHVILI Ketuta
  • BALADI Lara
  • BLANK Andreas
  • BORGERMANS Hilde
  • BOŽANIĆ Antonia
  • ČEKIĆ Jovan
  • DESTIL MARKOVIĆ Milovan
  • DJURDJEVIĆ Biljana
  • DRAŠKOVIĆ BOČKOV Kristina
  • EDEFALK Cecilia
  • EKICI Nezaket and SHAHAR Marcus
  • EPHEMERKI Jasna DMITROVSKA + Dragana ZAREVSKA
  • FAJFRIĆ Bojan
  • FUDONG Yang
  • HAHN Mariana
  • HOLZER Jenny
  • HUŠMAN Ana
  • IKEMURA Leiko
  • ILIĆ Siniša
  • IVKOVIĆ Ivana
  • JANIČIĆ Tadija
  • JOHANSSON Peter
  • k.r.u.ž.o.k
  • KANDL Johanna
  • KARAMUSTAFA Gülsün
  • KENTRIDGE William
  • KLOTZ Franziska
  • KOVAČ Irena
  • KRIPPENDORFF David
  • LAURANCE Janet
  • LEWANDOWSKI Via
  • LÜDEMANN Sarah
  • MARKOVIĆ Dejan
  • MAXIMOVA Natalie
  • MELHUS Bjørn
  • MILADINOVIĆ Anuk
  • MILAK Radenko
  • MILISAVLJEVIĆ Olga
  • MOFFATT Tracey
  • NIKOLIĆ Nemanja
  • PERIĆ Vladimir i Milica
  • PHILIPSZ Susan
  • PIROGOVA Sasha
  • RADULOVIĆ Siniša
  • RAEDLE Rena & JEREMIĆ Vladan
  • REINHARD Aurora
  • RUBIKU Anila
  • SAVADOV Arsen
  • SCHMALE Toni
  • SELANDER Lina
  • SHIROKI Asako
  • SKOKO Snežana
  • SOLAKOV Dimitar
  • STANOJEVIĆ Jovanka
  • Susan PHILIPSZ
  • TOMIĆ Miloš
  • TRPKOVIĆ Jelena
  • VASILEVA Mariana
  • VEPREVA Anastasia
  • VUČIĆEVIĆ Dejana
  • XUN Sun