Ketty Marinova is a set designer and visual artist working in the field of video, theater and performance. Her work focuses on the aesthetic dimensions of social problems. Among her projects are the performance “Active Substance” (2021), the installation “The whole meaning of life” (2020), the mock election campaign “Me for you” (2019). Her work varies from commercials, music videos to well-known TV formats (such as the X Factor Bulgaria), short films to experimental theater pieces and interactive performances. She studied Set and Costume Design in the National Academy of Arts in Sofia, Bulgaria and the L’École Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Montpellier. She’s been working on several international projects for the past few years – as part of the exhibition team in Prague Quadrianale 2019, as a scenographer in Jaunos Teatros Dienos (2019 and 2021) in Klaipeda, Lithuania and also in SZFERA 2019 in Targu Mures, Romania. Co-founder of Force Majeure Studio.
Stefan Prohorov is a Bulgarian stage director and playwright, working mostly in the fields of theatre and performance art. His work focuses on an interdisciplinary approach towards socially relevant subjects, as well as cross-cultural experiments in the field of classical theatre. He is also experienced as a cultural manager, having worked as a programmer for the largest arthouse cinema in Sofia and also on the Executive Board of the Association of Independent theatre in Bulgaria. In 2021, together with Ketty Marinova, he co-founded “Force Majeure”, a production house for all forms of contemporary art. Stefan is also a dedicated wine-enlightener. His company “Na po vino” specializes in the distribution and popularization of Bulgarian wine via articles, tastings, and various services. Stefan is also a co-host of a podcast dedicated to links between wine and culture.