Centrifugal Forces

drawings on paper, 2019-ongoing

For many people who have to work from home for a variety of reasons, blurring the lines between work and housework is an everyday occurrence. Being efficient at home and at work at the same time is a challenge. For many women, including women artists, it has been and it is still a lifestyle-equilibrium between domesticity and career. 

With the project Centrifugal Forces Violeta Ivanova proposes one possible option for combining home activities with creating art, from those she tried personally over the years - drawing on a spinning washing machine. For a long period her washing machine was dancing wildly while spinning. Every time she needed to be nearby to hold it when the moment came. It used to take around 8-9 min and she developed her way to make the best out of the situation. Ivanova started to draw while holding it. The deformed images that appeared out of this combination speak for themselves and answer the question of how compatible the two activities are. The work consists of a series of self-portrait drawings and writings.

Violeta Ivanova

Violeta Ivanova is a Bulgarian visual artist based in Austria. She holds a BA degree from the National Academy of Arts in Sofia, Bulgaria and a Master's degree in Plastic Concepts/Ceramics from the University of Art and Design in Linz, Austria.

She is an internationally active freelance artist, project manager, curator and educator. 

Violeta Ivanova has a fine arts background, which includes classical and contemporary drawing, painting and sculpture. As an artist and curator, she focuses recently on public art, participatory and socially engaged strategies and explores this field in various collaborative formats that promote inclusivity, interculturality and international exchange. 

Violeta Ivanova is member of DARV, an art & technology collective that interweaves different art forms using new technologies as a mediator and catalyst, and co-founder of the association FURNA art and culture.