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Small Talk 1

ICA-Sofia

Luchezar Boyadjiev Small Talk 1998 109 photographs, 9х13 cm each 109. (detail) courtesy the artist

Luchezar Boyadjiev
Small Talk 1
First Exhibition in ICA – Sofia
Institute of Contemporary Art, Sofia, October 11, 1998


109 photographs / one story

1.I am always planing
2. to put some order
3. in my life.
4. Like - getting my
5. priorities straight and
6. not waste time/energy
7. on small things.
8. Order in my
9. relations to people -
10. my son,
11. my love,
12. my mother,
13. my friends, my enemies,
14. my art “dependents”
15. that call at odd hours
16. for no obvious reason,
17. my colleagues, my
18. e-mailers, my students,
19. etc.
20. Order in my health…,
21. like not smoking
22. for more than a week,
23. at first/at least,
24. and maybe running
25. some tests every
26. once in a while,
27. let alone getting back in
28. some of my missing
29. “mouth instrumentarium”…
30. Order in my work/career -
31. like, sit down and
32. finaly put together
33. my mailing list.
34. Or my documentation,
35. for instance - texts
36. by me and texts
37. on my work in
38. neat folders which are
39. orderly, easy to handle
40. and compact…,
41. no loose clippings
42. or piles of paper
43. everywhere…
44. Or photos, slides, floppies,
45. project drawings, etc.
46. in plastic sheets
47. and solid folders
48. that don’t go chronologically
49. but in terms of
50. content, medium, etc.
51. Or catalogues, magazines
52. and all that stuff
53. which is the
54. backbone of vanity
55. and a future burden
56. on my son…
57. Thank God,
58. at least my works,
59. the ones that are here,
60. are stacked
61. in boxes which…,
62. well, they are
63. everywhere at home…
64. This seems to
65. has developed into
66. a permanent habit.
67. I am sure that
68. if I ever have
69. a studio of
70. my own with
71. lots of space and
72. cabinets, etc.,
73. I will still
74. keep everything
75. in boxes…
76. Order -
77. it never works
78. with me -
79. I always
80. end up loosing
81. the good intentions
82. and get carried
83. away by the daily
84. workload,
85. telephone calls,
86. errands,
87. stupid alliances and
88. futureless negotiations.
89. I wish at least
90. I could get a bit
91. more clever and
92. keep my mouth shut -
93. this way the
94. ideas I have
95. will be shared
96. only after they
97. are realized…
98. Small things always get
99. in my way.
100. I always mean to get
101. rid of them but they
102. keep on coming back.
103. The small things play
104. such a big role in my life…
105. Sometimes I think
106. that my life
107. consists only of
108. small things.
109. But I only notice them when I come back home from a trip.

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