Balkan Mine | Solo by Krasimira Butseva

11 Jul 2019 – 14 Jul 2019

Event times

11/07 - 19:00-23:00
12/07 - 14:00-18:00
13/07 - 14:00-18:00
14/07 - 14:00-18:00

13/07 - 17:00-18:00 | Artist talk 'Remembering whilst Forgetting'
14/07 - 16:00-18:00 | Workshop 'Trauma as Ritual', Reading & Writing Group

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EEP Berlin's Gallery

Berlin, Germany

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‘Balkan Mine’ is an extensive research of the shifting layers of history, memory and trauma related to the forced labour camps of the Bulgarian communist regime (1946-89) by photographer and researcher Krasimira Butseva (1994, BG).


In a multimedia installation including film, photography, sculpture and layers of sound, she is recreating her personal journey through the spaces where a dictatorship was once enforced at its hardest. This ongoing project starting in 2016 is Butseva’s collection of accounts of victims and a record of her own subconscious and fragmented experience of history as an outsider. By letting the spectator become part of the intimate narratives of both the survivors and the artist, she is able to construct an image of unseen historical events and formulate a bridge between past and present, thus referencing the unspoken trauma carried within a society and its future generations.

Curated by Krasimira Butseva & Maya Hristova


Krasimira has an MA & BA degrees in Photography from the University of Portsmouth, she has exhibited her work at Seen Fifteen Gallery, London (2019), Phoenix Gallery, Brighton Photo Fringe (2018), In motion / Prototype, Sofia, Bulgaria (2017), Four Corners Gallery, London (2017), Pingyao International Photography Festival, China (2016) and Uncertain States / Mile End Art Pavilion, London (2016).

She's also a co-creator of Revolv, a photographers' collective working with British universities and art institutions, with the goal of discovering new experimental forms of creating and teaching photography in the form of lectures, workshops and exhibitions.

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The exhibition at EEP Berlin's Gallery will be accompanied by an artist talk and a workshop:

1. 13th July | Saturday 5pm
Remembering whilst Forgetting
In conversation Krasimira Butseva & Maya Hristova

2. 14th July | Sunday, 4pm
Trauma as Ritual
Reading & Writing Group

As part of the workshop Krasimira Butseva will do a series of readings of texts which have influenced her works on show at Balkan mine. From excerpts of fictional stories to history books, artists texts and archival documents, this session will blur the lines between real and imagined allowing for the artist’s narrative to come across. The reading will also be followed by a writing exercise in relation to the themes discussed.



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