Future Dreaming - Daniela Kostova
In 2019, the 4,000 square metre artwork adorning the facade of the Ringturm throughout the summer – comprising a total of 30 printed netting sheets, each around 3m wide and up to 63m long – is "Future Dreaming" by internationally acclaimed New York-based Bulgarian artist Daniela Kostova.
On the side of the Ringturm facing the Danube Canal, a toddler is looking at us with alert eyes. She is dressed in a space suit. A white dove is landing on her helmet, its wings still spread. The bird, symbolising the dream of flight, features prominently in various emblems of space missions. The toddler’s empirical world is shaped by new encounters: even before she can walk, she is dreaming of the big, wide world. Her toy, a mobile with flying celestial bodies, is depicted on the back side of the building. It indicates a change in perspective: gazing at the Earth from far away, at the fragility of our planet, the environment in which the children of the future will live.
Born in Sofia in 1974, Daniela Kostova's work encompasses a number of different disciplines and focuses on comparing and contrasting different cultural models, looking for the points where they overlap and the hybrid forms this gives rise to.