Vesselina Nikolaeva Sofia, Bulgaria
I’m Good I’m Great I’m Wonderful
Stigma is what we rather not name and I try to document in the project named I’m Good I’m Great I’m Wonderful. As the visible signs of cultural and material deterioration began to occur in my living district and the news began alarming about unemployment, violence, crime, addiction, obesity, higher death rates, infant mortality and other maladies, outsiders started looking at Utrecht North (NL) with fear or they simply looked away. The negative concentration needed to be diluted, but nobody moved to these areas unless they had nowhere else to go. The houses here are occupied by people with low income or groups with other socially undesirable qualities such as different religion, culture and race.
I’m Good I’m Great I’m Wonderful is a documentary project about the 'big' contemporary themes that make us all confused and devour communities into nation states: aging population, durability, illegal immigration, education, workforce, self actualization or the lack of some human freedoms. It is about saving grace. Mostly it is about dignity and wisdom in a small ghetto neighbourhood in its last days before demolition.