When was the last time you stumbled across an open toilet with a box-seat view of an indoor parking lot… or perhaps a burned-up basement overflowing with rusting piles of Yugo-era ice-skates?

Catch a rare and unique glimpse inside the bowels of Prishtina’s beloved yet abandoned Boro Ramiz complex (aka the Palace of Youth and Sports) while the young PRISHTINË- mon amour / Baustelle performance art project collective tours this iconic architectural centerpiece and discusses their plans to reclaim and transform its space for the citizens of Prishtina. During this expedition they unintentionally discover burnt and rotting bits and pieces of the city’s –and their own personal– complex histories…and extract them in metaphorical reclamation.

I was so overwhelmed and intrigued by the architecture and enormity of this Yugoslav-era building that I very spontaneously decided to use video instead of stills to get a more accurate visual and spatial recording, so bear with me. Footage was shot on one small day in the project’s earlier brainstorming phase, so the performances and ideas uttered are SUBJECT (and expected) TO CHANGE. Viel Spaß! :)

PRISHTINË- mon amour
Final performance:
08 September 2012, 9pm @ Boro Ramiz
Prishtina, Kosovo


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