BLOOD – GOLD – CASINO – RISK – FLOP – BANK – TRUST – CARIBBEAN
These are the first seven keywords for compiling an encyclopedia of the old and new market in Kapana, Plovdiv, which will be completed with another set of one hundred keywords collected by different experts. These experts will share and perform their knowledge at the “Blackmarket for Useful Knowledge and Non-Knowledge” event during one long night in the streets and shops of Kapana.
The “Black market for Useful Knowledge and Non-Knowledge” is a widely renowned format by “Mobile Academy” – a Berlin-based production office initiated by Hannah Hurtzig. The event “Blackmarket” will gather up to one hundred experts on different sites and with differing topics, to share their knowledge with the audience. Not following the classic manner of a panel discussion however, this activity will be carried out in intimate face-to-face conversations.
Since August 2011 the “Blackmarket” team in Plovdiv has been searching for designated experts in the field of economics. But these experts do not necessarily come from universities and institutions. Experts from everyday life like pawn shop and exchange bureau owners as well as local merchants are also in high demand. Kapana is a crucial place to talk about these issues – being a center of commerce for over 500 years and maintaining some typical characteristics of an oriental trading place within a modern social structure.
Within the frames of this project the Mobile Academy produced a documentary introducing the first six experts from the upcoming project “Blackmarket”. On Friday February 24, 2012, at 7 p.m. this film will be premiered at the Panorama Café, in the very heart of Kapana. The film is worth watching as Mr. Ganev from the Sofia-based think-tank “Center for Liberal Strategies” reveals a dead certain investment opportunity. The actor Samuel Finzi who was born in Plovdiv and is now based in Germany did the dubbing of the film.
“LET’S TALK ABOUT THE MARKET: 1. On Money”Concept: Hannah HurtzigCamera: Sebastian Bodirsky
In order of appearance:Katrin Sarieva (historian)Georgi Ganev (economist and program director for economic research at the Centre for Liberal Strategies, Sofia)Hristo K. Raidovski (goldsmith)Angel Gittev (trade representative)and Konstantin Bobotzov as Bartleby
Production: Open Arts Foundation and Jakob Racek
For further information please follow the links www.openarts.info and www.mobileacademy-berlin.com
Open Arts Foundation
LET’S TALK ABOUT THE MARKET
1. On Money
Friday, February 24, 2012 at 7 p.m.
Café Panorama, 4, Kiril Popov, str., Kapana, Plovdiv
This project by the Mobile Academy, Berlin and the Open Arts Foundation, Plovdiv is kindly supported by Goethe-Institute Bulgaria.