Along the swift current of time
In 1948, amidst the rise of the communist regime in Bulgaria, the building of what would become known as the chemical valley of the country began. What was once a shining example of the opportunities and hopes of a socialist order, now lives with the consequences after its fall. "Along the swift current of time" explores how the intense industrialisation in Devnya has affected the landscape and inevitably, has become part of it. Large deposits resemble hills, overlooking the valley, as a turquoise river flows alongside the town. Tranquil but disturbing scenes suggest how chemical waste has woven itself into the fabric of the landscape.
Jen Alderson • Francesca Biondani • Ross Boulton • Daniel Coen • Ebony Combes • Orla Clare Cronin • Erika Gabalyte • Teodora Georgieva • Adrian Haines • Hana Holliday • Ruta Jaskyte • Tia Keech-McLeish • Ben O'Connell • Michelle Osten • Andrew Quinn • James Thorn • Mecaella Vasconcelos •