The video deals with "powerlessness" or rather the video is the "fruit" of my creative powerlessness. But more important is the fact that the video expresses my feelings that the whole world and everything in general is going in the wrong direction.

(note: the video was shot before COVID-19 pandemia, during October 2019, when anybody didn't talk about Corona Virus. So, the yellowish-greenish thing on the top is kind of "prophecy"!)

  • Nэno Bэlchэv
    "My Heart Is an Octopus or My Father on the Shore of the Black Sea"
  • Nэno Bэlchэv
    "My Heart Is an Octopus or My Father on the Shore of the Black Sea"
  • Nэno Bэlchэv
    "My Heart Is an Octopus or My Father on the Shore of the Black Sea"
  • Nэno Bэlchэv
    Key Cast
    "Metaphysical Grapefuit"
    "My Heart Is an Octopus or My Father on the Shore of the Black Sea"
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  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Other
  • Genres:
    comedy, videoart
  • Runtime:
    40 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 16, 2019
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  • OtherMovie Lugano Film Festival
    October 3, 2020
  • zeitimpuls shortfilm
    June 22, 2020
    World Premiere
  • Squat Betty Avant Garde Film Night
    United Kingdom
    May 31, 2020
    World Premiere
Director Biography - Nэno Bэlchэv

Neno Belchev graduated in Mural Painting from the National Academy of Art in Sofia, Bulgaria. He works as video artist and filmmaker as well as in the fields of performance, installation, sculpture and new media. Neno has made one full-length movie, four medium-length documentaries and numerous short narrative films and video art works, which won prizes, awards and nominations from international video and film festivals in the United States, Russia, the Netherlands, Spain, India, Malaysia, Romania and Austria, as well as residency-grants in the United States, Russia, China, Japan, France and Portugal. His works are possession of Xiangning Art Museum (Shenzhen, China), SAMSA (Sofia Arsenal Museum for Contemporary Art, Sofia, Bulgaria); private collections in the United Kingdom, Japan, Canada, Spain, Ukraine and others. Mr. Belchev is one of the founders of the International Video Art Festival Videoholica, Varna http://www.nenobel.net/

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Director Statement

In my art works, I work in my own direction. My taskas an artist is to look through the cover of things in their real essence. To provoke the peopleto see how of front of their own eyes their own world is changing. For me theart is a form of communication with other people and the artists has in theirhands the art as a tool, in which the opportunity to provoke and change thethinking of the others is hidden. I “say” seemingly well-known truths andfacts, but by matching them with contradictory but very strong visual elements,which if considered at one level, seem to be in conflict with one another bothideologically and visually, but the appearance of these contradictory elementschange the meaning deep in its roots and make it multileveled. As a result ofit, I achieve multilevel message with strong irrational impact, which does nothave to be considered by using logical thinking. The art is beyond the directmessage.