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Performance
Action for Tetovo


Performation
Action for Macedonia


Albanian View

In the Republic of Macedonia, she accomplishes Action for Tetovo (2012). The city whose population is predominantly Albanian and Muslim suffers from discrimination and from generalized contempt. The soldiers hired in the war of Kosovo are considered to be mercenaries, murderers, whom the Macedonian government contains in a city whose nobody worry. Their existence is eclipsed, blocked. The artist wanted to highlight this silence by collaborating with an Albanian woman. Dense cloud at the edge of precipice, it faces up the city. On her back a woman, not veiled, draws a personal cartography of Tetovo, a symbolic plan marked by war and by violence. Together they took a risk (notably that to be stoned to death) for report an unbearable situation. A bit later, the artist is invited to come to work in Israel. She fast leant over the situation of the enclosed territories and over the dissonant symbolism of the olive tree. For the Palestinians, the olive tree is a symbol of life which is progressively put in trouble by Israeli colonization. This latter draws away destruction of fields of olive trees which were transmitted from generation to generation. A part of cultural and family inheritance is ruined. At the same time, the olive tree is a symbol of peace for the Israeli people. The tree contains a contradiction which the artist wanted to explore. Her researches gave rise to Action for Cisjordania. Combed with a can of metallic oil, she started a blindly walk into an unknown territory. A Israeli woman wanted to go with her in her journey, an unexpected support which reinforced the range of its plan. During more than one hour, both women walked in the sand and pebbles, with the single objective go forward in spite of physical pain and blindness. Advance as far as possible to figuratively slaughter borders.

Julie Crenn
Curator Alliance Française de Tetovo

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Action for Tetovo


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Action for Macedonia


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Polaroid