Lummix Programme

28 April /Thursday/:

81, Landos Street, Stolipinovo Residential Quarter

Light installation made with the idea of artists from the Roma neighbourhood.

Under the spotlight- a scene with music and dance performed by Roma participants.

Opening: 21:00 h

30 April /Saturday/

1. Exhibition in Center for Contemporary Art- Plovdiv, The Ancient Bath
Official Opening: 19:00h.


  • Aksinia Peicheva /Bulgaria/- Fading Stones;
  • Cristina Moreno (aka Kalma) /Bulgaria/- Blow my mind;
  • Emil Mirazchiev /Bulgaria/ – Play with words
  • Kalin Serapionov /Bulgaria/- As Far Away as Near;
  • Kalin Serapionov /Bulgaria/- On and Off;
  • Kosta Tonev /Austria/- MARKED;
  • Lora Parmakova /Bulgaria/- PULSE;
  • Mila Stoeva /Bulgaria/- Three minutes to midnight;
  • Nadia Genova /Bulgaria/- Outside-inside;
  • Nadia Genova /Bulgaria/- Source;
  • Sevdalina Kochevska /Bulgaria/- YO-YO;
  • Selected works of the participants in the workshop in the Roma neighbourhood;


2. Roman stadium- Interactive Light installation.

Antonin Fourneau’s creation Art2M production /France/- Water light graffiti

3. “Kamenitza” stairs- Light installation.

Emil Mirazchiev – “Waterfall of imagination”

4. Central Post Office- Interactive Light installation.

Daniel Iregui & Iregular Studio Montreal /Canada/- Control no control

5. Central Square- Light Performance.

Petar Petrov /Bulgaria/- Lighting message for peace

6. Central Square.


Electronic party and Light art show with the participation of : Thalamus /Bulgaria/, Robothko DJ /Germany/, Space Elephant VJ /Columbia/, Kalma VJ /Spain/

EXHIBITION Center for Contemporary Art- Plovdiv, The Ancient Bath

30.04 – 15.05


  • Aksiniya Peicheva- Bulgaria
  • Emil Mirazchiev- Bulgaria
  • Kalin Serapionov- Bulgaria
  • Kosta Tonev- Austria
  • Cristina Moreno (aka Kalma)- Spain
  • Lora Parmakova- Bulgaria
  • Mila Stoeva- Bulgaria
  • Nadia Genova- Bulgaria
  • Sevdalina Kochevska- Bulgaria


Participants from “Workshop in the Roma neighbourhood”:

  • Asen Karagiozov
  • Vasko Karagyozov
  • Georgi Atanasov
  • Georgi Kochev
  • Djeilian Atanasov
  • Rumyan Karagiozov

Events in Urban Environment

Three unseen in Bulgaria art installations, illuminating balloons, a concert, and a light art- show at the Central Square fascinated thousands of citizens of Plovdiv in the second evening of the LUMMIX Light Festival.

After the exhibition opening, the citizens of Plovdiv had the chance to see and to participate actively in the installations “Water Light Graffiti” in the Ancient Roman Stadium, “The Waterfall’s Imagination” on the Kamenitza Stairs and “Control No Control” next to the Central Post Office.

In the early evening thousands of illuminating balloons were sent in the skies as a giant glowing cloud. They all carried a message of peace from the children of Plovdiv (the performance “Message of Peace” by Petar Petrov and a collective from Bulgaria).

Two of the installations on the Main Street were interactive and people showed great interest in joining in. “Water Light Graffiti” at the Roman Stadium was created by French artists (Antonin Fourneau’s creation Art2M production) and presented an illuminated screen with light diodes, which got switched on by water. Anyone could draw or write something with a wet sponge or a brush. The line of people waiting to write didn’t stop until the late night.

Especially impressive was the work “The Waterfall’s Imagination”. A 10- meter bathing woman was projected on a wall of falling water. The work was presented on the highest part of the Kamenitza Stairs. The surrealistic view caught the eyes of the people walking on the Main pedestrian Street and hundreds of people walked up to take a closer look.

Exceptionally attractive was also the work “Control No Control” by a team from Canada (Daniel Iregui & Iregular Studio Montreal). The light cube reacted to any touch or human approach, as the previously set light programme changed according to the human touches. The work also appealed with its contextual music.

The festival ended with an electronic music concert and a light art show on the Central Square.

In the Spotlight

The first evening of the Festival was organized in the heart of Stolipinovo (April 28th). A stage was built on the main street of the Roma neighborhood and it gathered large audience.

Roma, Bulgarian and foreign people, children and grown- ups danced, sang and had fun together.

Young Roma talents with illuminating costumes presented an incredible mixture of music, dance and light. Hip- hop, rap and beat-box performers demonstrated their abilities in the spotlight.

There were also traditional Roma dances and music played by professional Roma musicians. The light installation “Worlds”, based on the concept of the young Roma participants in the workshop, was presented during the event.

Workshop in the Roma Neighborhood

Artists and young people from the Stolipinovo Roma neighborhood created together impressive light art installations and objects. Stolipinovo is the biggest urban ghetto in Bulgaria with around 40 000 citizens from Roma and Turkish origin, both Christian and Muslim.

The workshop took place between April 2nd and April 10th 2016 and included 12 young people from the neighborhood: Asen Karagiozov, Slavcho Ivanov, Georgi Atanasov, Georgi Kochev, Vasko Ivanov, Vasko Karagiozov, Sasho Angelov, Kocho Boshnakov.

The young people had the possibility to learn more about the art of light, light installations and artworks and to get together with artists, working in the field of contemporary art- Nadya Genova, Sevdalina Kochevska, Yohannes Artinyan, Emil Mirazchiev.

Under the guidance of the artists, the young people created impressive art installations and objects. A selection of the best artworks became part of the exhibition in the Center for Contemporary art – Plovdiv, the Ancient Bath, on April 30th during the LUMMIX Light Festival.

Part of the activities of the artistic workshop was the preliminary design of the stage costumes (illuminated siuts and glasses), which were used by the artists from Stolipinovo in their performance during the first evening of the Festival (April 28th) in the same neighborhood.

During the workshop together with the young Roma participants we created the conceptual design of a large light installation which they named “Worlds”.

We built 8 large illuminated doors, trough which the wishes of the Roma young people could pass and lead them into their dreamed worlds. Each one fulfilled this road of life with a meaning of his own.

The doors could also symbolize portals between worlds or between different aspects of their own life. The installation was presented at the event “In the Spotlight” (April 28th, 2016)