I Don’t Have Borders to Protect

Public intervention

6 October, 2018


Balloon letters


Sead Kazanxhiu

Title: I Don’t Have Borders to Protect

Medium: Public intervention

Material: Balloon letters

Courtesy: The artist

Year: 2017


In our Romani Language we do not have a word for “border.” It does not exist. When we want to speak about a border we use the word border in other languages, not in the Romani language because it does not exist, neither as a word nor as a concept. This sentence is written with golden balloons and installed in different locations in the City of Prizren as a form of irony in celebrating the future of borders. It is continued with a performance where I invite people to sit in a chair and repeat for one minute the sentence “I don’t have borders to protect” in their language.