PROCESS - SPACE FESTIVAL from 2001 to 2010 – PROCESS IN DEVELOPMENT
In 2001, the Process - Space Festival had its first edition in the town of Ruse under the motto "Change of Identity". At the time, the forum had over 50 main participants from 15 countries and was a big event for the Danube town. Almost the entire local artistic community was actively participating in the festival, which laid the foundation for the future second location and host of Process - Space, which, accidentally or not, was again held by the water ... only this time – by the river. The remaining editions until 2010 again returned to the seashore near Balchik.
"This festival ('Change of Identity') and its motto mobilized colleagues from all over the world. The issue of identity was central to art at the time. It was the only time until then when the festival was held in Ruse, and it was so large and spread out that some participants barely managed to get to know each other... On some days, the authors and guests would exceed 100 people, and the organization was very difficult. On the other hand, the pleasure in the outcome was so great. I think Erik Tonsberg, a Swede living in Spain, started a dozen works of which he was able to finish 6-7.
Erik Tonsberg (Spain)/ 2001
Ivaylo Hristov (Bulgaria)/ 2004
In the following years, the main organizers of various editions were Dimitar Grozdanov, Hristina Bobokova, Milena Stamboliyska, Penka Mincheva, Nina Lishovska, Atanaska Petrova, Aleksandar Kostov, Liana Dimitrova, Velina Hristova. The concept of the festival did not change and continued to give the participants free choice of means of expression, to provoke them through themes and plots. Different forms of performance began to be more tangibly present in the participants’ performances - musical, dance, games, theater, etc. Various campaigns and many workshops were held, the so-called workshops with presentations of work techniques.
Courier” Group (Japan)/ 2006
Capoeira Performance/ 2007
"The motto of the festival in 2006 - "Happy Hour" was actually conceived a year earlier by the "Courier" Group (Japan). Their campaign consisted of cookies baked in the form of Letters. Those are probably the cookies that have had the biggest impact ever on the festival."
Dimitar Grozdanov/ 2007