OLYMPIC HOPES ‘Bulboys’ cassette + zine
Not on Label (Self Released)
Limited edition of 30 copies that were distributed by the artist. White cassettes with sticker labels on both sides. Housed in a printed cardstock O-card.
Recorded between Paris and Sofia, 2019-2020
November, 2020 Éditions Mala-testa, Marseille
About the artist (from his website):
Nikolay Georgiev (alias nikolaiykm) born 1986 in Bulgaria, lives and works in Paris. His work reflects on youth culture related to his personal experience with Eastern Europe in the late 1990s and early 2000s. He uses a range of media in his practice, such as drawings, installation art, sounds and images. In 2018, he started a curatorial project entitled ‘TILT’ in a North Paris suburb, exploring the relationship between notions and concepts including generations, cultural otherness and transgressive aesthetics, as well as the way they are intertwined with our era of global connectivity and more generally with the Anthropocene. In his most recent work, he investigates the specific sociopolitical situation of the last 30 years in Bulgaria – his home country – through historical archives and noise music. Nikolay Georgiev graduated from the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts in Paris in 2016 after studying fine arts at St. Kliment Ohridski University in Sofia. In 2016, the Saas-Fee Summer Institute of Art awarded him a funded residency in Berlin.