Cover of Thomas Norton's Tractatus Chymicus

Новият Атанор, или Философия за бъдещата природа (The New Athanor, or Philosophy for the Future Nature)

2019. Лекция, част от програмата на симпозиума, от Боян Манчев

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Метеор, Пътуване към ада, 2017. Photo: Svoboda Tzekova

Театър на елементите. Диптих от Метеор (Theater of the Elements. A Diptych by Metheor)
1. Хадес: Минералогия (Hades: Mineralogy)
2. Ерос: Демонология (Eros: Demonology)

2019. Пърформанс от Метеор (Ани Васева, Боян Манчев и Леонид Йовчев)

What is the Last Philosopher baking in his furnace? He is baking the egg for the first day of the future.

His responsibility towards nature is not the stewardship of its survival; it is the adventure of its metamorphosis. The metamorphosis of nature: the very nature of nature. Philosopher’s duty is to be prepared to face the future nature. To endorse the metamorphosis of nature, in order to transform its transformation.


Боян Манчев е филисоф и театрален автор. Текущото му изследване, което предлага перспективите на радикален материализъм и динамична онтология, е в полето на онтология, философия на изкуството, и политическа философия. Манчев е автор на девет книги и около двеста глави на книги, каталози и други публикации на двайсет езика, сред които: Meteor. Texts for Theatre (в съавторство с Ани Васева, 2018; англ. Метеор. Текстове за Театъра) и Clouds. Philosophy of the Free Body (2017; Облаци. Философия на свободното тяло), Logic of the Political (2012; Логика на политическото), Miracolo (2011; Чудо), L’altération du monde: Pour une esthétique radicale (2009; Промяна на света: за една радикална естетика), La Métamorphose et l’Instant – Désorganisation de la vie (2009; Метаморфоза и миг - разорганизиране на живота). Търсенето на нова философска форма и възможността на ново изражение на етичния, естетичен и политически опит е ключов в преподавателската и изследователска работа, която се превежда в София (Нов Български Университет и Софийски Университет ), Париж (Международен колеж по философия), Берлин (Университет на изкуствата), Виена (Академия на изящните изкуства), Франкфурт (Hollins University) и Токио (Център за философия в Университет Токио) през последните двайсет години. Заедно с Ани Васева и Леонид Йовчев, Манчев е член-основател на Metheor.

Ani Vaseva is theatre director and theorist of performative arts. She is the author of theatre plays, of critical and theoretical texts on dance and theatre and holds a PhD degree in performance studies from the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Among her last performances are A Play For Us (2018), Roadtrip to Hell (2017), Lovecraft (2016), Total Damage (2016), Maldoror (2015). Her book What is Contemporary Dance (2017) explores the complex processes and conflictual ideologies that stand behind the concept of contemporary dance. Among her visual projects are Still Here. On The Meteor Archipelago (together with Georgi Sharov, Museums Night, Plovdiv, 2015), Gorgons in the Depot, or Apocalypse Now (exhibition curated together with Monika Vakarelova and Boriana Rossa, part of The Other Eye project of Maria Vassileva at the Sofia Municipal Gallery, 2013), Power Fridge Points (together with Natalia Todorova and Ivana Nencheva, Tanzquartier Wien, 2011), The War of the Little Girls (together with Ivan Donchev and Boyan Manchev, Vaska Emanuilova gallery, 2010) etc. Between 2015 and 2018 she has been teaching history and theory of theatre and literature at New Bulgarian University and the Luben Groys  Theatre College, where together with Leonid Yovchev she was leading an acting class 2017-2018.

Метеор (Metheor): Боян Манчев, Ани Васева и Леонид Йовчев

Metheor is artistic collective working with stage, visual and textual forms, elaborating a radical poetics, described as Theatre of Disorganisation. The central figures of Metheor during its ten-years existence are the playwright and director Ani Vaseva, the philosopher Boyan Manchev and the actor Leonid Yovchev. Metheor's projects include 15 written and staged theatre plays and performances, which toured internationally, as well as visual works and performative installations, realised in Sofia, Vienna, Berlin, Porto, Leipzig, Plovdiv etc. Each Metheor performance aims to invent a unique form, based on experimental work with the text and productive critical use of theatrical techniques, leading to elaboration of new counter-techniques. Ani Vaseva and Boyan Manchev’s book Meteor. Selected texts for theater was published in the beginning of 2018.