This weekend, on the 1 December, the Bulgarian artist Marina Shiderova and I are launching an online collaborative project under the name of Colourful Star. Full details of that will follow shortly. In the interim, you can read/see a few early examples on Marina's website here: http://marinashiderova.com/index.php/portraits/160-the-old-pilot and here: http://marinashiderova.com/index.php/portraits/174-love
Marina has recently exhibited at the National Ethnological Museum in Sofia and at the Bansko Mountain Film Festival.
That this collaboration is being launched in the same week that the UK government and much of the UK media have chosen to vilify Bulgaria is - genuinely - a coincidence, but hopefully one which will be go at least a little way to showing that Bulgaria is not some 'wild country, far, far away' - and that xenophobic paranoia is not the only available response to the Europe we happen to be living in.