Void Simulacrum is a participatory performance art piece in which the multiple is one and the audience is the performance. As participants help shape a wall of brightly colored fabric into different forms the piece comes alive. Void Simulacrum begins as a 50-foot long wall of fabric enveloping two performers. Over 3 hours, the sculpture incorporates willing spectators and passers-by, who become full participants and owners of the piece. As each performer makes esthetic decisions, the originally static sculptural mass shifts and breaks. Thus, each spectator bears responsibility for the artwork, eliminating the stage, which usually alienates and assigns a static role for the audience, in favor of collective choice and emergent behavior.
Kaloyan Ivanov was born in Sofia, Bulgaria in 1986. His fascination with drawing was noticed at age 6. He moved to Daytona Beach, Florida in 1997 with his mother and sister searching for a better life. In Daytona Kaloyan focused on painting, earning numerous awards and scholarships from local art organizations and the schools he attended. He received an AA Degree in Visual Studies from Daytona State College in 2006. Looking forward to an advance in his artistic practice, Kaloyan moved to Brooklyn, New York in 2007 to study at Pratt Institute. There he received a BFA in Painting. For the past three years he has been dedicated to the concept of the void through performance and painting. Currently Kaloyan lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.yes-k.com