‘Landing figures’ at PRAC
The Bulgarian part of A-team project was held at Pro Rodopi Art Centre in Bostina between 15 July and 5 August 2012.
The young design artist from UK Isaac Wilcox did hold a residency at PRAC in the frames of A-Team project, working on the topic of bad road infrastructure in the village of Bostina. He worked in close collaboration with young Bulgarian designer Gabriela Tzonkova and the young Bulgarian filmmaker Atanas Georgiev on a 30–meters long road installation named ‘Landing figures’. Two managers from PRAC – Desislava Mincheva and Petar Todorov, the local mediator Ivan Marinski, and plenty of volunteers from the village was involved in the project as well.
The project got a huge success among villagers and did attract lots of national and local media, including Bulgarian national TV, channel 1 which did a proper TV coverage in one of the most popular cultural TV shows in Bulgaria (link here, http://bnt.bg/bg/productions/121/edition/24737/ pls see inbetween 00:16:05 и 00:19:40 minutes)
As first immediate result of A-team in Bulgaria was the decision of Municipality of Smolyan to repair one very problematic part of the landscape of the village of Bostina, hugely affected by big floods in the region in 2006.
As ‘Landing figures’ appeared to be a project with very strong and easyly erccognizable practical aspect for all stake holders – villagers, artists, politicians – PRAC would like to continue with it and find a way to creat more ‘flying animals’ on the broken streets of Bostina.