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5-min-BULL.jpg - <dl><dd><strong>5 min. Bull Riding</strong>, 2011, video/sound, 5 min./loop, digital frame, 12 stills from found video, print on photo paper (9x13 cm.), frames</dd><dd><br /><strong>5 минути яздене на бик</strong>, 2011, видео, звук, 5 мин./loop, дигитална рамка, 12 кадъра от намерени видеа, фотоотпечатък (9x13 см.), рамки</dd></dl>

5 min. Bull Riding, 2011, video/sound, 5 min./loop, digital frame, 12 stills from found video, print on photo paper (9x13 cm.), frames

5 минути яздене на бик, 2011, видео, звук, 5 мин./loop, дигитална рамка, 12 кадъра от намерени видеа, фотоотпечатък (9x13 см.), рамки
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On the video I perform riding a mechanical bull. All falls are cut except one at the end of the fifth minute. The audio is from the Wall Street Stock Exchange Trade Hall, from the period before the introduction of an electronic system, when the dealers were screaming hysterically, while treading. The sounds resembles of a real rodeo stadium.

The rolling mechanical bull represents the hands of a clock and the framed images are the clock hours. On the images there are stills from different found videos from all around the world, where people are riding a mechanical bull. All the stills are from the moment of falling – on each five minute someone is falling.

I use a mechanical bull in the context of the global financial crisis. Bull as a symbol is inevitably associated with The Wall Street, the financial system, the stock exchanges, etc. The Wall Street Bull (Charging bull) is believed to indicate aggressive or even belligerent force, but it's not far-fetched to say the theme is the energy, strength, and unpredictability of the stock market.

Mechanical bull becomes manageable, moving sculpture, the revived Wall Street Bull, which has to be ridden by everyone, all the time, everywhere.