Without external public: An Exercise With Modified Circumstances

Recalling personal experience through performance is a battle with windmills and often times, instead of achieving the much needed recognition and empathy, it alienates those who haven’t been through similar experiences.

Draven Brew

During the 90s, the community I was born into went through segregation and ethnic cleansing. Kosovar Albanians were expelled from public life, including education. My mom was teaching English at a mosque. My cousins studied medicine in cold floors of unfinished homes. People were deported and lost their jobs.


In 1999, my home country Kosova went through war. I was 15 at the time.

Through revisiting my diaries, interviewing family, friends and acquaintances as well as recollecting what I remember, a story of necropolitics will echo within a foreign restricted space such as Vapaan Taiteen Tila, primarily designated as a bunker. The performance will be developed in collaboration with artists from Finland, their artistic forms and narratives will become fragments of a collective story of a common past we wish we would have shared together.

Can we rewrite the past and how does it inform our future?

By Fjolla Hoxha (Master of Arts degree in Live Art and Performance Studies, artistic thesis work)

Time

4.5.2021 at 0:00

5.5.2021 at 19:00

6.5.2021 at 19:00

7.5.2021 at 19:00

Location

Vapaan Taiteen Tila

Vilhonvuorenkuja 15

00500 Helsinki

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