Buzludzha III, 2016

 

Caught between a fractious past, a complex present and an uncertain future, Buzludzha, Bulgaria's former communist party headquarters, stands atop a mountain, symbolic of an inescapable history that prompts diverse and contradictory emotions amongst those whose landscape it dominates. Entry to the structure varies over time, visitors sometimes denied by efforts from authorities to prevent access, in turn negotiated by innovative, often destructive means.

 

When Andy Day visited in 2016, he and a companion made their way inside by squeezing through a hole in the ground that had been opened previously using a pick axe, allowing entry to one of the many tunnels that run underneath the immense structure. They then lowered themselves down a 4 metre wall, balancing on a filing cabinet stacked on planks of wood, and into a damp underground chamber, finding their way with the light from their mobile phones.

 

Day has created limited edition prints, especially for Edgework, of three of his Buzludzha photographs.

 

Day comments ‘The photographs represent a deeply immersive, embodied experience of history and historicity, allowing a personalised insight into otherwise inaccessible, impersonal and often singular historical narratives.’

 

Buzludzha III is part of a series of works including Buzludzha I and Budludzha II

 

Digital archival print on Hahnemühle Pearl (285gsm)

Paper size: 40.6 x 30.5cms

Print size: 35.5 x 23.5 cms

Edition of 12

Signed and numbered by the artist

 

£100 unframed

Andy Day | Buzludzha III

£100.00Price

Digital archival print on Hahnemühle Pearl (285gsm)

Paper size: 40.6 x 30.5cms

Print size: 35.5 x 23.5 cms

Edition of 12

Signed and numbered by the artist

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