"Оther light" is a video triptych by artists Ralitsa Toneva and Spartak Yordanov inspired by contemporary Bulgarian poetry.
01 august 2022
"Оther light" is a video triptych by artists Ralitsa Toneva and Spartak Yordanov inspired by contemporary Bulgarian poetry. It was shown at several different locations in Sofia as part of the Literary Talks program in June, including Sofia University, the Metropolitan Library, Cinema House, the National Museum of Natural History at BAS.
The main goal of the screenings was for people to stumble upon these video miniatures by chance, and now the pieces can be viewed online, on the Other Light YouTube channel. The triptych includes poems by Ilko Dimitrov, Radoslav Chichev and Tsveta Sofronieva, performed by actors Elena Dimitrova, Tsvetan Alexiev and Yuliana Saiska, and with music by Lyubomir Brashnenkov and Angel Dodov.
A screening of "Other Light" at Literary Meetings / Photo: Yana Lozeva
The videos were created by artists Ralitsa Toneva and Spartak Yordanov by filming their experiments with liquids, pigments, and various substances and materials. Their signature technique resembles paint-on-glass and action painting. Literature, painting and audio-visual forms meet and blend together in "Other Light." Light is an essential material in the abstract composition created by the movements of text, sound and image through words, rhythm, voice, timbre, substance, color and form, as well as a central motif in the poems used in the tryptich.