Film

Watch: Gery Georgieva

Film commission centring around the culture of Bulgarian chalga (pop-folk) nightclubs

Contrasting footage of her native country’s pop culture with other parallel environments, Georgieva is interested in how we configure and reconfigure our cultural identities.

Georgieva currently studies at Royal Academy Schools, London. Her work encompasses performance, multimedia installations and occasional musical collaborations (under the stage name Vera Modena). Georgieva has made work from a position of being empowered by her Bulgarian extraction. She often uses the immediacy of her own body to format and reformat images of different pop cultural vernaculars and consider construction of authenticity, taste and belonging. Recent shows include live performances and installations; ‘Solo Romantika’, Res. Enclave Deptford (2015), ‘OpenSource Contemporary Arts Festival’ (2015), London, ‘Premiums’, Royal Academy, London (2015), ‘Bijoux II’ (live), Spike Island, Bristol (2014), and ‘Autoethnography’ (live), Modern Art Oxford (2013) will produce a film commission centering around the culture of Bulgarian chalga (pop-folk) nightclubs. Contrast- ing footage of her native country’s pop culture with other parallel environments, Georgieva is interested in how we configure and reconfigure our cultural identities.