The Ghost of the Present

Simo Saarikoski

The video follows the protests against government in Bulgaria at summer 2013. It draws a parallel between the experiences of two generations. The video concentrates on two sites: the main stage of protests in the streets of the Sofia, and the surroundings of the Buzludzha Monument.

Production Year
2014
Duration
00:15:00
Type
Genre
Tags
Original Title
The Ghost of the Present
English Title

The Ghost of the Present

Production Countries
Finland,Bulgaria
Dialogue
Yes
Sound
Yes
Cast
Simo Saarikoski (Author), Simo Saarikoski (Cinematographer), Vassil Garnizov (Cinematographer), Simo Saarikoski (Director), Simo Saarikoski (Script), Simo Saarikoski (Sound Design), Taiteen edistämiskeskus / Mediataide (Funder), Iva Todorova (Interviewee), Simeon Abanos (Interviewee), Lora Dimova (Translator)
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Simo Saarikoski (b.1980) is a visual artist who works with video, performance and watercolor painting. He explores our time and its phenomena, as well as the human impact on the environment and human psyche. Saarikoski’s work has been presented in different forms in over 20 countries around the world.