“Blockwok” is a project that consists in cutting and transferring parts of the urban architecture into other contexts.
Different structures or elements which are usually extracted from informal parts of buildings, turn into construction blocks.
I practically paste on wall printed photographic images almost in real dimension. Then it gets developed as a wall painting which may better be called a graphic translation of concrete material.
Displacing certain bizarre structures from the urban environment to other context is a way to single them out and look them from a closer distance. “Blockwork” occupies a wall or a space in order to establish a different approach on the urban landscape which is representing the aesthetics of the informal urbanism.
“Blockwork” project was exhibited at “Tulla Culture Center”-Tirana, on May 2016.
These concrete blocks, looking so much alike the Berlin wall parts were used in Albania to build silage storage during agriculture collectivism. Nowadays, they belong to no one.
They seem monuments dedicated to “public property”.
The intervention is like a signature, transforming a futile thing into a provocative object.
Below, you may watch a you-tube video, extracted from Vizion+ Channel news. This video speaks about this urban art-piece and about people’s feedback latter on.
“Falling Blocks” is a site specific intervention installed near Laç. It was presented as a part of Tirana Art Lab’s project “100 km Art”. The artist is symbolically reconstructing an existing never-ending building. She adapts her colourful sketchy-style pieces (columns, stairs, rods) to the bare surface of concrete columns.
“When I look into the mirror” is an ongoing series of photographs which deals with ambivalence and cohabitation. I place a square mirror in front of different backgrounds, chasing ambiguous situations. The reflected image obviously corresponds to what’s on the backside of the photographer. Still, the mirror view is invited to play the main part in the final composition. Juxtaposing two opposed sides in a single image is a trick I use to visualize the space around me.
This is a temporary intervention inside a former restaurant called “Oktapodi”. 30 years ago, this building was a state property. It has been the favorite dinning place in town during the 80’es. Now, completely amortized, the building changed its purpose 100%. Returning to childhood memories, the artist uses special dough to cook and bake 100 shit-looking pieces. After carrying them to the place, the artist spreads them on pavement among real stinky shit pieces.