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36 color slides, gold-platted paper butterflies, 2007

In his slide projection and video work Underground butterflies, Stoyanov documents a man selling artificial butterflies in a subway passage in Rome. The slides follow the order in which the man puts piece by piece on the wall until he finally produces a rectangular pattern of meticulously ordered objects. Here, it is the photographic sequence which is turned into a proto-filmic scenario to articulate what can only be perceived over a longer period of time.

Walter Seidl
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