I Beg You to Hear Me!, dalla Rosa Gallery, London (2011)

Solo Exhibtion
PageImage-489429-2089629-dR_IBYTHM_invite_150_dpi-1I Beg You To Hear Me! is a multi-media compendium based on the lives and works of Russian writers active during the 1920s and 1930s. Kiril Bozhinov and Francesca Ricci have combined reproductions of pocket-sized portraits, comic strip panels and voice recordings, with the aim of ‘translating’ into a visual, spoken and written tableaux, the unique voices of the individual writers.

The variety of written compositions — from the deeply lyrical symbolist poetry of Alexander Blok to the short, satirical stories of Mikhail Zoshchenko — is rendered through intense and contrasting colour schemes and collages of words, meanings and onomatopoetic sounds.