6 October, 2018
OPA (OBSESSIVE POSSESSIVE AGGRESSION)
Title: Think Big!
Medium: Intervention in public space
Material: Various materials
“Think Big!” is a monument to the new type of leader. It is placed in the center of Prizren, on a site where three different levels of meaning intersect. Architectural remains as evidence of three distant eras, cultures and ideologies overlap with each other, while sharing mutual territories: The archaeological findings from the Roman classical period (2nd & 3rd Century); the minaret of what was once the Arasta Mosque, built in the 16th century and destroyed in 1963 on the pretext of modernizing Prizren; and, the modernist buildings constructed in the 1960s in place of the Arasta Mosque.
Coincidently, all of these fall together on the spot of Prizren’s newest monument, erected in honor of the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump. As a “boundary stone” marking the border of the already-mentioned three “territories”, it is placed on the remains of a neglected monument to anti-fascist heroes, consisting of six bronze portraits, all of which have disappeared.
A long forgotten place, hence, becomes a delightful spot once again! This incredible new image: a symbol of the future, is set up for public scrutiny, and for the collection of digital likes!