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My name is Dimiter Ovtcharov. I earned my diploma in Sculpture and Multimedia in the "University of applied Arts" in Vienna in the class of Univ-Prof. Erwin Wurm.
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PROJECTS
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SOMAPHONY
an audiovisual composition
SOMAPHONY is an audiovisual composition that can be played as an instrument and is embodied in a physical object representing the interface to the composition itself. The interface is built with our Instrumentarium for Audiovisual performance - SOMAPHONE - integrating generative music and visualization in one combined audio-visual instrument. We use movement and gestures as a natural and expressive interaction with reactive musical and visual content.

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This is the documentation of the stage-design i did for the theater play "Bonjour Tristesse" (French: "Hello Sadness") originally a novel written by Françoise Sagan. The piece was played between 20.4. - 13.5.2017 in Theater Spielraum Vienna.

The Novel was published in 1954, when the author was only 18 and it became an overnight sensation. It is a story told by Cécile, a 17-year-old girl holidaying on the Côte d'Azur with her widowed father, a man devoted to a life of sensual pleasure, who has brought along his young girlfriend. The daughter is exploring her own first sentimental adventure, a swiftly consummated romance with a handsome law student, when the unexpected arrival of an older woman, a friend of her late mother, disrupts the self-indulgent haze of high summer. First the newcomer takes charge, ordering Cécile to terminate her romance in order to stay indoors and do her homework. Then she and the father fall in love. To prevent their marriage the daughter devises an ill-fated plot in which the pretence of an affair between her boyfriend and the father's dumped girlfriend is intended to provoke jealousy and restore the status quo ante. A fatal accident brings the tainted summer idyll to an end and propels the protagonists into the next phase of their lives.

Actors : Johanna Hainz, Christian Kohlhofer, Nicole Metzger, Sandra Riedl and Reinhardt Winter
Directed by: Katharina Köller
Stage design: Dimiter Ovtcharov
Costumes: Anna-Miriam Jussel
Light: Tom Barcal

Some publications about the play:
Kurier (german)

European Cultural News (german)

Schick Magazine (german)

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The Greek hero Orpheus descends into the underworld with his voice and the music of his lyre to persuade the god Hades to release his wife Eurydice. Orpheus saves his loved one but under the condition that he doesn’t turn around on his journey back – which he fails to do. Eurydice vanishes, this time forever. This myth reveals the eternal human desire to look into the underworld in order to find out what is hidden in this “other world”. At the same time, it evidences the unrealisability of this desire. Access into another world inevitably leads to its destruction. Breathless / Außer Atem is an expression of this eternal desire and its predetermined result in the form of an interactive video installation.
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Using the figure of Ivan Stoaynovich (Agelleto) the film is making an analysis of the life in the first decade of New Bulgaria. Agelleto is a revolutionist, social and state activist, member of BTCRK, many years director of Bulgarian Post, Telegraphs and Telephones. In his Ideological development he travels quite a path: from nihilist to courtier. His fate is destined to be part of the rise and collapse of Bulgarian statehood. On 14th of February 1947 Ivan Stoianovich dies. Two days before his death, he shares these words with his relatives: "In cocktail of spite, envy and mainly ignorance you will spend your lives. So - going away from this world - I pity you". visual content.

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Everybody recognizes Paganini as a virtuoso in his work. Nobody knows, however, that ants are inhabiting a guitar, performing his music. It is hard for an ant to share a world with Paganini. Slow-motion camera. Grand Sonata in A Major!
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A young man traveling on a train falls asleep for a moment. In his mind this moment is infinite and filled with fantastic visions. Will the world still be the same when he opens his eyes?
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Art is often a form of violence to the natural course of life. Authors always believe they can control their works. But what happens when art becomes more authoritative than its creator?
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When I was a student, my mother worked as an editor in a newspaper. Every day she brought a pile of newspapers home. At dinner, my whole family read them and they never looked aside. My Dog “Fräulein” didn’t care what was happening neither in the world, nor in our country. She was lying gently under the table, and she looked wiser than people. As the newspapers were piling up, we were transforming into a family of newspapers. The only thing left for me was to transform them into sculptures.
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The work is presented within the space so both one and the other side can be seen. Bosch, Giotto, Dante and Brecht all dealt with the seven deadly sins and virtues. Like all great artists, they, neither condemned the sinners, nor praised the saints. All they presented was “reality”. The Project “Sins and Virtues” aims to communicate the feelings of postmodern individuals at the fragile barrier between sin and virtue. The seven deadly sins and seven virtues are presented in Latin in a specially developed font on the two sides of the windows. The letters` structuring element is the tape of the audio cassette. Just as the tape has two sides – A and B – virtue can easily be converted into sin … or the other way around.
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DRAWINGS&PRINT
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My business card - 2013.
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"Between Obelia 2 and Hope", 360° Panorama, Print/Photoetching, 52x10, 250gr, 2015`
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This is a work for the book of my brother Todor Ovtcharov "Die Leiden des jungen Todor" ("The sorrows of young Todor"). The book is a collection of his columns, published in the Austrian radio station “FM4” and in the Viennese monthly lifestyle magazine "Biber". The short stories in the book tell the story of a Bulgarian "low-life expert" living in Vienna. (Among all the funny stories you can find some sad ones too.) I have designed the cover for the book, where you can see my brother in his favourite position.

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“The Dentist”

They use high technology, but their tools look like medieval instruments of torture. People are afraid of them. Dentists. The mere mention of the word creates an irrational fear. Dentists are masters of pain. But ants are stronger than they are. One day every dentist will be food for ants and his technology will disappear with him. Nothing is for ever – not survival, nor progress – only fear.

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Ever since the first days of human world, man parallels his society with that of ants. Man, the Crown of Creation often looks down to his feet and notices these tiny fellow creatures created as if to remind him of how small and busy the human being itself may seem, watched from the heights of the Creator. From Homer to Bernard Werber poets and writers try to understand the difference and the similarity between the existence of men and ants.
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EURAMAX FACADE CONTEST DESIGN PROPOSAL

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We - Nikola Maliov - ARCHITECT and me took part in the Euramax Competition for a new design of the facade of the factory using their coating printing method.
Our design proposal suggests a surreal inside look into the Euramax factory. The image we have created invents a fantasy space inside the building, where a magical coating machine tells the story of the invention of the printing process.
Although provoking the geometry of the existing building, the image is intended to perform as a statement rather than an optical illusion. We believe that recreating the manufacturing process through a surreal, magical painting mounted on the front façade of the building, would represent the company’s integrity, creativity and innovation. Narrating the story of the invention of the printing process through a magical coating machine symbolizes company’s social role and ambitions. Beginning its story from the earliest acts of printing in human history and going through the different cultural stages, the narrative band ends into the coating machine that is still printing...
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BIO
PERSONAL DATA
Dimiter OVTCHAROV
born on 01.08.1989 in Sofia,
Bulgaria
EDUCATION
  • University for Applied Arts Vienna Sculpture and Multimedia - Klasse Erwin Wurm - Vienna, Austria (2008 - 2016)
  • National Art School „Ilia Petrov“ Sofia – Print Graphics - Sofia, Bulgaria (2003 – 2007)
  • 20 School Todor Minkov with extended German Language - Sofia, Bulgaria (2001-2003)
  • 10 Primary school at the Brandenburg Gate - Berlin, Germany (1999-2001)
  • 129 Primary School “Antim I” - Sofia, Bulgaria - in a extended painting class (1996-1999)
MORE IMPORTANT EXHIBITIONS AND ACTIVITIES
  • 2017 – Concept & production of 4 large-scale paintings made out of plasticine for the exhibition "Lob der Decke" an assignment by the architects from Schuberth & Schuberth GmbH Vienna (22/6 - 31/8, Ortner & Ortner Depot Berlin) (DE)
  • 2017 – Scenic design of the play “Bonjour Tristesse” (20/4 - 13/5, Theater Spielraum Vienna) (AT)
  • 2016 – Scenic design of the play “Frei nach Colette” (04/04 - 16/04, Theater Spielraum Vienna) (AT)
  • 2016 – Participation in the Exhibition Black&White currated by Marieta Tzenova with the short movie “Neverland” based on the poetbook “Asphodel” by Kaloyan Pramatarov (9/06 - 30/06, RedDot Depot) (BG)
  • 2015 – “The famous stranger” Documentary film (computer animation) (BG)
  • 2015 – Participation in the BUL DOC Festival - Days of Bulgarian Documentary Cinema Berlin with the short film animation "The Passenger" (GER)
  • 2014 – Actor in the film – “Enemies”(BG)
  • 2013 – Publication in the “TransArts” Anniversary Catalog, Angewandte Vienna (A)
  • 2013 – Participation in the Exhibition – “GRUNDSTEIN 2013” ,Grundsteingasse 45-47, Vienna (A)
  • 2012 – Participation in the Exhibition – “Save Our Souls” – “Masc Foundation”, Grundsteingasse 45-47, Vienna (A)
  • 2012 – Participation in the Exhibition – “Von innen, nach aussen” – “Fluc”, Praterstern, Vienna (A)
  • 2011 – Participation in Gallery Peithner Lichtenfels – Sonnenfelsgasse 6, Vienna – 06.10 -12.11 with the Short Film Animation “The Passenger” (A)
  • 2011 – Participation in the Exhibition “MUSAO welcome OPORTO” – Made of Contemporary, Kunsttankstelle Ottakring, Grundsteingasse 45-47, Vienna 24.09 – 8.10 with the Short Film Animation “The Passenger” (A)
  • 2011 – Participation in the Sofia Paper Art Fest 2011 (BG) – (www.amateras.eu)
  • 2011 – Participation in the Backup_festival, with the Short Film Animation “The Passenger” (Bauhaus University Weimar) nominated for backup.award (GER)
  • 2011 – Participation in the OPEN HOUSE of the University of Applied Arts Vienna – with the Short Film Animation - “The Passenger” (A)
  • 2010 – Participation in the exhibition - “The Old Man and the Sea” – Professor Erwin Wurm and class - City Museum - St. Pölten (A)
  • 2009 – Participation in the exhibition - “BEST KEPT SECRET” - with the installation - “The Last Laugh” - Vienna, Vorderezollamsstraße Nr. 3 (A)
  • 2008 – Participation in the Annual Exhibition of the National Art School in the Museum of Foreign Art Sofia (BG)
  • 2007 – Recognition Award of the competition “Dedicated to Rambrandt” and participation in the exhibition April 24 to May 1, 2007, gallery “Loran”, General Parensov-Str Nr. 31 (BG)
  • 2007 – Winner in the National Youth Contest for Applied and Fine Arts, Bulgaria - Section Print Graphics - Exhibition in the Gallery of the Bulgarian Culture Ministry - Sredec (BG)
  • 2006 – Participation at the Exhibition of Art in Inter Expo Center Bulgaria Sofia, Tzarigradsko Blvd. Nr. 147 (BG)
  • 2006 – Actor in the film - “Waltzes and Tangos from the village of Whitewater”
  • 2006 – Installation - “Family”:
    - 29 May - June 2. 2006 - Gallery “Debut” – Levski Str. Nr. 62 (BG)
    - June 2 to June 18. 2006 - in the editorial of the daily newspaper “Standard” (BG)
    - 18 June to June 24. 2006 - in the Anniversary exhibition/competition of the National Art Highschool - Sofia, Gallery of the Union of Bulgarian Artists - Shipka Str. Nr. 6 (BG) - Price of gallery Debut - for the best Debut in 2006 (BG)
  • 2005 – Participation in the International Competition of Siemens - Munich - to prepare a multimedia presentation - with the movie ”Our House” about the orphaned children in the city Ugartchin (Boris Pramatarov & Geo Pavlov featured artists) (GER)
  • 2005 – Participation in the exhibition of the National Art School in the German Embassy in Sofia (BG)
  • 2004 – First prize in the competition for advertising “Red Bull – Sofia” (BG)
  • 2000 – Actor in the film – “Bulgaria, that's me”

  • Prizes / Sponsorship
  • 2015 – One year sponsorship by the “Home Suisse” Foundation and UPC Austria, Swiss Embassy Vienna
  • 2007 – Recognition Award of the competition “Dedicated to Rambrandt”
  • 2007 – Winner in the National Youth Contest for Applied and Fine Arts, Bulgaria - Section Print Graphics - One year Sponsorship by the Cultural Ministry Bulgaria
  • 2006 – Installation - “Family” - Price of gallery Debut - for the best Debut in 2006
  • 2004 – First prize in the competition for advertising “Red Bull – Sofia”
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