Special presentation of a visiting Ukrainian artist within the municipal residency program CONTEXT AiR

This Friday, June 17, we present the work of Daria Pugachova, who is coming to Plovdiv within the municipal residency program CONTEXT AiR 2022.

Come and meet the artist and watch her film "Microcosm", which will be screened in front of the building of the former cinema "Cosmos" on Gladstone Street.

Daria Pugachova

Program of the event:

17.30 - Meeting and conversation with the artist in the club "Fargo" 19.00 - Screening of the film "Microcosm" in front of the entrance of the former cinema "Cosmos"

Free entry 

Working language - English

Microcosmos (2021) is a 40-minute film shot entirely in the courtyard of a post-Soviet neighborhood in Poltava, Ukraine. The yard of this neighborhood is in the movie a mini model of the universe. Disguised as an astronaut, the artist collects various childhood memories and dreams from the residents of the neighborhood and symbolically launches them into space as part of her performance.

Daria Pugacheva is an artist and activist from Kyiv, Ukraine. In 2013 - 2019 she played drums in the women's trio Panivalkova. After the musicians split up, Daria immersed herself in the field of contemporary art with her videos and performances. In her projects, Daria uses a variety of inclusion and participation practices to engage the communities she works with. Her artistic approach is in the presence of the artist and direct interaction with the audience in public space.

At the meeting in Plovdiv, the artist will tell more about her art, her experience and impressions during her stay in Bulgaria and her participation in various events in Sofia, Veliko Tarnovo and Gabrovo. Daria Pugachova participates in the CONTEXT AiR 2022 program in Plovdiv as an extraordinary resident with the assistance of the Municipality of Plovdiv and thanks to the financial support of the Singer-Zahariev Foundation.