A Piece of Earth| Photography

Johana Trayanova exhibits an experimental multidisciplinary project that combines photography, sound and visual poetry to create an audiovisual landscape within public spaces of various Bulgarian cities.

Through experimental polaroid triptychs and aural landscapes, located within a mobile dome in a public space, Johana Trayanova invites the viewers to stop and ponder, to attempt to grasp nature and its power, as well as its fragility. A Piece of Earth is a mosaic of images and sounds, representing moments and movements of nature. The core of the project is the return to what is natural and human. The exhibition is a metaphor of the variety and interconnectedness of the Universe. The polaroid triptychs recreate moments, movements and delights that surround us. The process used by Johana Trayanova in her second solo exhibition is called polaroid emulsion lift. It involves the removal of the photographic emulsion from the polaroid and transferring it to paper. The process imbues the photographs with a sense of being a moment of and a piece of Earth.

The visitors will have the chance to read a book of visual poetry as part of the exhibition.

The exhibition is supported by the program “Creative Intervention in Public Environments” by National Culture Fund, and will be held in various public spaces in the country.


The photography exhibition DREAMING can be seen until 31st May 2018 at 167 Place in the period from Wednesday until Saturday from 6pm to 10pm and on Sunday between 12pm and 4pm.

DREAMING is a conceptual art statement, which plays with the instruments of photography, light and sound to engage in a sensual reflection on the theme of dreaming.

The team behind the project
Photographer: Johana Trayanova | www.johanatrayanova.com
Producer: Virginia Venkova | Slice Ltd.
Curator: Stela Kamenova | www.worldof.co
Sound designer: Deyan Tsvyatkov

Light designer: Dimitar Tenev

The DREAMING project is kindly supported by the National Culture Fund Bulgaria, Programme Debuts.

What do you dream about

Presenting the project “What Do You Dream About” at the exhibition, organized by World of Co on 29th November 2017.

– What Do You Dream About? –
“What You Dream About” is an experimental project. In it I immerse the participants inside the color sense of their own dreams and future.
By giving them the freedom to choose the shapes and colors themselves, they are able to shape their own dreams and begin life in them through the photo installation.


collective exhibition of artists-in-residence

When: 27.11.2017, Studio Кооперация, 167 Evlogi and Hristo Georgievi Blvd, 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria

Everybody has secrets – children, families, all human beings, even the city and its streets. Some of the secrets can be dark, some can be charming. But every time, exploring a secret is enlightening.

By sharing them, it helps us to understand each other better and to accept the diversity of human emotion, identity and character.

In the exhibition “Penetralia”, the resident artists (Aleksandra Korszun, Allison Bernadette Long, Gergana Nikolova, Johana Trayanova, Yuan Nos) invite you into the most private parts of human nature – dreams, memories, and the things that hide in our most intimate relations and/or in a global collective.

World of Co artists-in-residence, November 2017:

Aleksandra Korszun (Photographer & Intermedia artist, Poland)http://www.korszun.com/

Allison Bernadette Long (Visual artist & Singer-songwriter, Canada)http://www.cargocollective.com/abernadette

Gergana Nikolova (Painter, Bulgaria) http://gergananikolova.com/

Johana Trayanova (Photographer, Bulgaria) https://johanatrayanova.com/

Yuan Nos (Designer & Photographer, Taiwan) http://www.yuannos.com/

* World of CО is a program for international artists-in-residence in Sofia, Bulgaria.

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Publications about the exhibition.