Ulitsa Metohia, Sofia
We went to a neighbourhood called Fakultete. Here you find none of Sofia’s historical buildings but beautifully self-crafted homes. Like a different city, maybe a whole different country, and, with horse-carriages passing by, also a different time.
Within a couple of minutes after having started, all the kids of the neighbourhood took notice of us and joined.
Ulitsa Eksarkh Josif, Sofia
The next day, back in the city center we fixed up a part of the broken staircase of the cinema which was screening movies as part of the festival program. Free Sofia is my small message to the Sofiotes. Interpret as you may.
Ulitsa Parizh, Sofia
A question I get asked frequently is if I know who takes the patches out. I have multiple of these people on tape, and you would probably be surprised on who these people would be. This security guard from across the street ISN’T one of them. When I left he crossed the street and took the patch out on curiosity. I approached him and took the picture because I was amused about his initiative to leave his post and check out my work.
Ulitsa Budapeshta 3, Sofia
Fridge Factory, Sofia
The patch on the fridge-factory, where took place one of the DOMA exhibitions
Church St. George Rotunda, Sofia
The city now called Sofia was established in 5 BC or earlier, under the name of Serdica and gained much importance over the centuries due to its central positioning in the balkan region. Over the course of time it was under the reign of the Romans, the Ottomans, the Huns,… just to name a few.
This is the Church of St. George, build by the Romans in the 4th century. There had been some debate on social media about whether or not this was disrespectful towards the believers. The priest however just walked by us as we were in full action and didn’t mind.
Bulevard Tsar Osvoboditel, Sofia
I was thrilled about my invitation to Doma Art festival in Sofia. This patch is on the National Art Gallery and took me a half a day. Only a couple of hours later in the evening, it had disappeared, however, the next day, while passing by it miraculously resurface on its former position. Here you find the DOMA Artfest Website and their Facebook-page.