ventsislav zankov* венцислав занков
March 1991, the Gallery of the Union of the Bulgarian Artists at 6 Shipka Str.
Червено 3 Март 1991, галерията на СБХ, ул. Шипка 6 Ситуация.
Scenery A pathway of white cloth, lenght 7.50 m, crossing vertically the wall, with old blood stains on it. Lights installed horizontally above the pathway/ 8 pieces, with 500 W reflection lamps, placed as if its the lights of a surgery. A naked woman, her eyes closed, lying motionless at the end of the path. A meter and a half away from her head a cocktail glass full of wine is laid on the floor, a graduated glass, full of water next to it and a loaf of Dobrudzha bread beside the glass. A lamb head wrapped in a white cloth, dripping with blood is laid on the table, a pair of nippers and surgical pins laid beside together with already used blood transfusion equipment, transparent gynecologists gloves ( to be used during the performance). Next to the table, in a metal container, a piece of human embryo, made of impregnated plaster size 50x40x45 cm is dipped in a spoilt, stinking, clotted animal blood (resembling the stink of menstrual blood). In the course of the action the embryo will be taken out, blood clots will be spread along the pathway, the lamb head - wrapped out and pierced with blood transfusion needles, the loaf of bread - torn into pieces and sprayed with blood, the wine - poured into the water, the naked female body - turned on. Sound effects: at the beginning a record of a radio time signal will be played. The signal will be repeated and changed in the repetition so that at the end it will rather resemble the tune of cardiological apparatus marking the end of heartbeat . for more /and better/ images click here