....during the 1999 Ilindentsi Sculptoral Symposium. Sculptors
from all over the world had been displaying stone monuments on the local
height for the previous couple of years. The place had begun turning into
a sculpture store, imposing with its scale. The authors from the ‘7+1’ Art
Group decided to accept the invitation to participate and to give an answer
to the challenge without simply erecting a new monument. At the topmost point
of the height they dug out 25 cubic metres of soil and face the pit formed
in such a way with marble. Thus a symbolic crtack – 2 metres deep, 3 metres
wide,14 metres long - appeared. It was entitled ‘Something Down Up There’.
The symbolic giving the mountain back the stone from its own womb turned
out to be one the most powerful gestures in our artistic life as a whole..
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"SOMETHING DOWN UP THER" - INTERNATIONAL SCULPTURAL SYMPOSIUM, ILINDENTSI.ILKO
NIKOLCHEV, YOHANNES ARTINYAN, KAMEN TSVETKOV, KRASSIMIR ANGELOV, PANCHO KURTEV.