Ivaylo Avramov


Everything around us has a connection. We live in a relational, interconnected world. Every action is inevitably connected to another action or reaction from the action. In order to become aware of this process, it is necessary to allow ourselves the peace to assess what is happening to our surroundings and how we are interacting with them. Balance[1]  is an equilibrium category, but it does not mean equality at all costs. And if, after all, it is an expression of some kind of harmony, that harmony is achieved on the basis of difference, not sameness. But differences need compatibility to be in harmony, and compatibility means, above all, correspondence. Therefore our interconnected world is in a state of permanent correspondence.

The work "Linked balance" seeks truth through a simulated permanently connected spatial system. It is static as a construction but dynamic as a material transformativity. Material inert qualities are evoked in this transformativity. It is a laboratory, interscalar process in the gallery space of gravitational dislocation of the inert material in kinetics hidden to the viewer's eye. Post-facto, walking through all levels of gallery space the viewer discovers the causal actions of this process spanning the levels of its cavity. The resource is the space itself and its possibilities. The whole space is involved to participate. It is a value that the work attempts to discover. The break between all the levels in the gallery's hollow body is used to develop the idea. Each level is oriented towards the in-between of the opposite one. Elevation 0, elevation 1, elevation -1 and elevation -2. From these, the three working exposure levels are used: elevation 0, elevation -1, elevation -2, which are connected, through a downward process, because it is about gravity. Elevation 1 is an office included with the viewpoint "from a balcony" that covers the dynamics of the process through all levels.

The work is divided in time into two phases - static and dynamic. In the first phase, the formwork crates filled with inert material are constructed. One crate is twice as long as the other: 6 m/3 m. This ratio decreases, through the gravitational influence on the material, following the process of pouring from the higher to the lower level. For both parts - 2/3 contact with the terrain relative to 1/3 - out of the terrain or: 6m/2m - for the large slab; 3m/1m - for the small slab.  In the second phase, the lids of the crate bottoms are opened and the aggregate is poured out, resulting in the proportions being divided into hollow and solid parts. In the end, the 1x1m module remains the main proportioning square. The point is - concerning the idea: to discourse the connectivity of objects and processes in the large surroundings;- concerning the gallery: to connect the spatial levels of the gallery to a coherent laboratory process; - concerning the work: to introduce dynamics into the static of the construction, through the process of inert transformation; - concerning the viewers: to make the viewer, who after the fact becomes a witness, through his own body, the movement and walk through the levels, discover the dynamics of the process connected to the whole space of the gallery[2].

[1]1. Balance; 2. In finance: the ratio of interrelated indicators of some activity, equilibrium. Budget balance. Balance of trade. Balance sheet. Passive balance sheet. A balance sheet of income and expenditure; 3. A device for regulating the operation of a mechanism, a balancer; Synonyms: balance sheet, account; equilibrium, equation, equality.

[2] With the help of Vitaly Halvadzhiev and Petar Nakov. Thanks to Dilyana Halvadzhieva and Pavlin Radevski.