The domestic hearth
Galeriya Vaska Emanuilova - Sofia City Art Gallery
carpet, lava stone, terracotta
The site-specific installation will involve the column of the first room of the Museum.
Around the column will be recreated a “domestic hearth”, consisting of a red carpet and lava and tarracotta stones.
The choice to use lava stones for this installation -with dried (and uncooked) terracotta derives - comes from
their close connection with the concept of “fire”, due to the total absence of water.
A domestic hearth created thanks to the “around the column” concept ; which is the daily meeting place, a moment
of encounter and family socialization, in the past the most intimate part of the house, it remains a symbol of the
house itself and of family intimacy.