Skip links

  1. Skip to content
  2. Skip to main menu
  3. Skip to search

Native Birds

Katherina Radeva

Native Birds by Katherina Radeva

A work in progress performance followed by a talk chaired by Simon Vincenzi
Following a residency at Robert Wilson’s Watermill Centre in New York, Katherina Radeva presents Native Birds at Toynbee Studios.
Native Birds examines what it is to be free. Based loosely on the story of the five Bulgarian medics who were wrongly imprisoned in Libya from 1999-2007 for allegedly infecting children with HIV, this work also presents a personal journey of a young Eastern European woman living in the west. Native Birds is a performance using elements of Bulgarian folklore through simple actions, text and video in a space filled with a thousand origami birds.
Exploration of abandonment, exile, periphery and freedom are central to Radeva’s work. In this project especially, she looks at the manifold elements that define what it is to be in exile and how these elements affect individual and collective identity.
This public performance will be followed by a discussion around the work and Radeva’s experience of the Watermill residency, facilitated by the artist Simon Vincenzi.
Please RSVP to Lindsey Price or call 020 7 247 5102 to book a place.


Date and time

6 May 2009

Please note
This is now a past event.


Toynbee Studios
28 Commercial Street
London, E1 6AB
Tel: 020 7247 5102
Plan your visit