Oct 25, 2017

Vive la V!

So happy to take part in this with 3 of my paintings!

'Vive la V!' is an art exhibition about the beauty, diversity and power of the female body and the female private parts in particular. Our main concern lies in the question of how these organs are currently perceived in western culture.

The digital manipulation of the female form is not only endemic and pervasive, but has also become an almost accepted practice. While at the same time our most intimate body parts are subject to a culturally induced censorship, real women are rarely if ever shown. 

This is why we are birthing the interdisciplinary project 'Vive la V!'. We want to provoke discussion and conversation about this topic. Our images break with conventional taboos and defy heteronormative perspectives, thereby contributing to a more empowered, deeper understanding of the female body.


Organised by the Vulvae n. E. V., this Saturday October 28, Kultstätte KELLER, Karl-Marx Str. 52, Berlin
Facebook event 

Artists: Vulvae n. e. V.:  / I Show Flag / Kim Kensbock / Andreas Melzer/ Lina Lätitia Blatt / Eva Garland /Dee Mulrooney / Yours truly - Yagama


Oct 3, 2017

Appetite exhibition photos

Taking a breath after it's all said and done... Appetite was a wonderful exhibition and I did a poetry performance of my "I Am Hungry" poem for the first time, accompanied by world class experimental violinist and friend Biliyana Voutchkova, at the opening. Thanks to all who came! Now on to the movie. I am working on sets and the wonderful animator Velislava Gospodinova is already drawing the sotryboard for the animated film!

Perfomance with Bilyana Voutchkova, behind us is the new Stomach installation we made with Eva Garland
Some of the Appetite paintings 

Performing my poem
Buzz Bullets concert


The Cannibalism series photos

Displaying the project development

Aug 25, 2017

Appetite exhibition #2 very soon!

It’s time for Appetite exhibition#2! Excited!

location: Galerie ZeitZone, Adalbertstr. 79, Kreuzberg, 10997 Berlin
duration: 15.09 – 28.09 2017
opening with performances: 16.09.2017, Saturday, 7 pm
Event on FB: https://web.facebook.com/events/109630993085624/
Works and concept by:
Yagama
Installation by Yagama and Eva Garland
Opening night performances:
World renowned contemporaty violinist Biliana Voutchkova, who is contributing her music to the APPETITE film http://www.bilianavoutchkova.net/ featuring the “I am hungry” poem read by Yagama
The Buzz Bullets – an appetizing new rock band created by APPETITE actor, drummer Lenjes Robinson, guitarist Yamirah Gercke, of Bad Ass Freaks fame, singer Nicole Kreyssel and the bassist Vivek Date. https://www.facebook.com/thebuzzbullets/

Jul 20, 2017

Freerotation 2017

I got back from Freerotation 2017 and it was, again, the best ever. Filled with all the magical moments, inspired by all the wonderful people I met, and getting ready for new collaborations. I just wish I had more time to update this blog!
Not many pictures or videos of my visuals so far but it's the first time I presented my brand spanking new erotically feminist *flowerfuck* VJ set featuring my dear Milka Ivanova. There is some more stuff on my page in FB
Photo of Shawn Rudiman playing relentlessly good Midwest techno in Room 1 on Saturday with my video work in the background / photo credit Daddy's Got Sweets

May 17, 2017

Shadows and Reflections video

I recently finished this analogue effects + rotoscopy video for Dirk Markham called "Shadows and reflections" Premiering in September at Sofia's DAFest


shadows and reflections from yagama on Vimeo.









Sep 27, 2016

Watery experiments

This summer I did a tank cloud experiment which got me super excited. Pure beauty. I made some videos and VJ footage out of it but I plan to do an entire video. Some stills:






Jul 29, 2016

Freerotation 2016

So much love, great music, intention to be the best of ourselves, community, creativity, friends and friendly faces, many of whom I I only get to see once a year, and the honour of dancing for our troubled Mother, this suffering planet. Huge thanks to absolutely everyone involved, Suzybee and Steevio and their family -blessings!, and much love. And remembering those who left to dance in the beyond, who were with us also.
It was a fantastic VJ team as always, including the inspiring and totally lovely Limbic Cinema, Kumpa, Arturas Sadiukis (who was such a star with setting up and helping all along), Claire and Vesta Mistake, and the Brown brothers.
Below are some snippets from my VJ performance with Neel on Saturday in Room 1 and J-Lab on Sunday in Room 2.

                   

                   

Jun 29, 2016

VJ mix for Cinatrax Vol.1 by Howie B. & DJ Jus-Ed

I've had the pleasure of making this VJ mix to promote the inimitable Howie B. & DJ Jus-Ed's new release Cinatrax Vol.1 now available on undergroundquality.com

Each track snippet has its own visual concept, as in my previous vid for the UQ label series. All video by me, mixed live.

Little did I know that this Bridgeport USA/ Berlin DE/ UK collaboration will acquire new significance in the wake of the recent Brexit. It's our responsibility as artists to go beyond boundaries and break all walls for a peaceful now and tomorrow on our beautiful, one and only, planet Earth.

With a strong prayer for peace and love, I present to you:

Jun 13, 2016

"All Dreams Continue in the Beyond" Exhibition

Really happy to be part of the wonderful "All Dreams Continue in the Beyond" Exhibition at Cell63 Gallery, curated by Luisa Catucci. It goes on from June 4 till July 30. If you are in Berlin, be sure to check it out. I am showing a glimpse into the world of my film and art project "APPETITE."

More info here:
http://www.cell63.com/cell63/dreams/

Mar 17, 2016

New VJ mix!

I made this mix for my dear friend DJ Jus-Ed's upcoming UQ-064 release on his well known Underground Quality label titled "Emotional" 2x12. It was a great pleasure to get inspired by his real and raw sounds. Each track has it's own visual concept. All video material is created by me and mixed live using VDMX and Syphon recorder. Enjoy!

Feb 25, 2016

Eat Me!

The official trailer for the Eat Me! film, on which I collaborated with my sister, director Ilina Perianova, as Production and Costume Designer, Lyrics co-Writer and Producer, is now online!


Jan 28, 2016

#Trends Exhibition

In October 2015 I was invited to take part in the #Trends Exhibition at the New Wing of The Gogol House, Moscow, Russia, by curators Roman Minaev and Antonina Baever. 
The idea was the view of new works by contemporary art "stars" through the lens of lesser well known artists. My task was to photograph work by Christian Jankovski. I created a series of photos, and one documental photo, under the name Yagama Jankowski. 

The curators and Mr. Jankovski at the exhibition in front of my photo of him and his object. 
The object by Christian Jankowski X-Ray Nr. 1


The object by Christian Jankowski X-Ray Nr. 8


Oct 23, 2015

Eat Me! short musical film

My sister Ilina Perianova, with whom I've already collaborated on a number of projects, including food and consumerism related ones, invited me to join her in creating the Eat Me short musical film. So, since June 2015, I've been engaged in making this project happen as a Producer, Lyrics Co-Writer, Production and Costume Designer and director's right hand woman. 
It's the first time I've done costumes and it was great fun, I hope you like them too!
Eat me! is a short musical film, about our relationship to food and its waste, and how that reflects in our relationships with each other.  
Eat Me! Aims to bring awareness to those problems in a funny and creative way that appeals to a broad audience. We believe we can inspire people to learn more about where their food comes from and the impact it has, and act locally to achieve common global goals.
Music is the universal language and it plays a central part in the story of the film. Musically and visually, we're inspired by classical musicals such as “ Cabaret, “ Hair” and “Chicago.” 
The story isn’t set in a particular time and country although it has strong allusions to contemporary society. The approximate length of the film is 20 minutes. It's in English, and we'd like as many people as possible, of all ages and walks of life, to see it. We expect it to be ready by November 2015.
But we still need money to finish the film, specifically the post production part. This is why we've started this cool crowdfunding campaign. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/eatmefilm/eat-me-short-musical-film

Check it out, share and support. It's all or nothing and it ends on November 1rst. It's a chance for you to be part of the change you want to see in the world!

Join us on FB https://www.facebook.com/EatMeTheFilm
https://eatmefilm.wordpress.com
and twitter https://twitter.com/EatMeTheFilm

And here are a couple of photos to make you hungry for more...
We shot with a crane: a first for the Perianovi sisters team!


Rob  aka Nigel and the foods


Gluttonous Rob played by Nigel Barber from the new James Bond flick "Spectre"

Bulgarian star Luiza Grigorova surrounded by dancing foods
It's a wrap!

me promoting the movie at Beglika festival

Aug 24, 2015

Yagama @ Freerotation

I didn't have time to post anything about Freerotation this year yet but here it is now - Freerotation Festival, July 10-13 2015 was IT. I don't know how but it just keeps getting better and better. The people, the music, the place. Simply the best! And I got to play with great musicians, including the amazing Magic Mountain High - the wicked psychedelic Move D+ Juju and Jordash analog goodness combo. Here are some photos by Daddy's Got Sweets from my Saturday set with a DJ aptly called Don't DJ.






May 29, 2015

Trees of Dreams Installation

 During my stay at the Artist Village (Künstlerdorf) in Schöppingen, I was introduced to the lovely people at Chance, an organization based in Gronau, Germany, that helps  jobless people and refugees with bettering their situation. They were looking for a fit way to celebrate their 20th anniversary and invited me to do an installation for the celebration event on May 8th., 2014.
The installation, "Trees of Dreams," was inspired by the universally shared customs of people the world over to hand something on a tree as a sign of hope and prayer for a dream to come true. The colors I used, red, black, blue, white and green-yellow, are similarly important in cultures around the globe. We all share the same hopes and even customs, no matter how different our dreams are! And last but not least, the installation used recycled materials - ribbons for 3 German football teams which may be fight on the field but coexisted peacefully on 13 still leafless platain trees in Chance's garden.
What a great chance to enjoy making an installation outdoors, in communion with nature and for a good cause! 














May 10, 2015

Stiftung Kunstlerdorf Schöppingen fellowship and residency


 
I had the honor of being awarded a stipend to stay at the Art Village in the  village of Schöppingen near the Dutch border between March and May 2015. Stiftung Kunstlerdorf Schöppingen is run by very open and nice people, presided by Dr. Joseph Spiegel and his partner Dr. Sigrun. I recommend it to any colleague out there not afraid of being left alone to themeslves for prolonged periods. This is the first art residency I ever applied to, and I expected life in a monastery. I sort of got it, as especially in the early days there were few other fellows and the weather was cold and rainy. I locked myself into my huge studio apartment and really enjoyed the amazing space. It was a great chance to develop my new project, a series of tempera on wood and MDF icons of death and sex. I plan to develop the project further elsewhere at a residency, and in Berlin. And now that the time here has come to a close, I'm feeling a bit sad to say goodbye to this place...especially that it's so green and fresh and flowery now that spring is here...
my first studio + apartment here with 5 m ceilings

my second studio -super nice big F6 gallery space
work in progress...

 

www.stiftung-kuenstlerdorf.de

Mar 13, 2015

The blue vagina

This is one of  very few paintings I had time to do last year. THE BLUE VAGINA. acrylic and oil on canvas, 80x80 cm.  © Yagama, 2014



Feb 19, 2015

It's ready, finally!

The teaser for my film APPETITE! Who wants to help me produce it? 

still copyright Yagama '15

Jan 14, 2015

Venus Dicktrap

Venus Dicktrap, also known as Венера Хуеловка, is the first of a planned series of icons to sex incarnate in flowers and insects. Painted on canvas. This painting is an initial sketch.

Jan 3, 2015

Dec 19, 2014

New short film: The First Time

This November, I had the occasion to shoot another short film. It's called "The First Time." It's a film about the first time a young boy experiences deep humiliation and betrayal of trust from another human being. Loosely based on a real life experience, the story traces an event during which the easy vulnerability of a technologically alienated contemporary child is exploited in a way he can't even grasp, for now.
The film was shot on a Black Magic camera 2k, edited in full HD, shot in Berlin in German
Our cast included 2 great kids, Victor Hilligardt and Jaron Schumann, The Man played by the excellent Hendrik Zimmerman Written, directed, produced, edited, post production and game sound design : Yagama (Marianna Perianova), Camera: Peter Bromme, Sound recording: Jon Dickens, Make up: Lilly Albishausen Assistants: Nemanja Andrejic, Helena Rimashevskaya
As things go with films, I can't publish it now, but here are some stills and a making-of shot!





 

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