Text by Albena Mihaylova – Bendji EDGE IN THE BACK installation
The photo series Edge in the Back marks the end of the group's presence on the art scene as a group. The core that carried out the last exhibitions of the Edge after the departure of Paul Albert and Igor Budnikov, after the parting of Kelbechev, Kolyo and Mitovski, starts to disintegrate. In the mid-1990s, Albena, Nadya, then Emo and Monica stayed in Switzerland one after the other as resident artists at the invitation of the BINZ39 Foundation. Upon their return, they realize the contrast of the two realities. The culture shock awakens professional problems, but also many personal ones that have been left unattended until then. The photo session of Edge in the Back takes place in the yard of the Exposition of Mexican Arts. The Edges stand naked to the waist in front of a white wall, as if exposed to firing squad. Photographer Nikolay Lautliev presses the camera trigger. The Edge in the Back installation was created specifically for the annual "International Photographic Meetings" in Plovdiv, 1993.
See video from the project