Follow the exhibition along the Lumbardhi River through the city of Prizren. It spreads along that murmuring line, embedded in traditional and new homes, roofs, riverbanks, alleys, workshops and removed monuments. Semi-constructed buildings, invisible holes and daily traps reveal themselves – instead of signs of failure, they are an invitation to a necessary reciprocity, a critical search for incompleteness, dense moments where intimacy and infrastructure meet. Because what can continue to grow is what is organically unfinished. And what has ended up progressing is generally exhausting.
On our first research trip to Prizren in the fall of 2020, we heard stories to be heard: from artists, organizers, food ethnologists, a Roma activist, a heritage conservator, an urban sociologist and a philosopher, among many others. . The exhibition is our response to those stories, a proposal for a conversation between the host and the guest, where the two ends of a road meet, connecting the restaurant with the diaspora.
As you walk further down the river, you will encounter works of art for cracks, unfinished plans, erased stories, unexpected arrivals and delayed departures; you will interact with the pipes and the tracks, the fragments of desires and the ways of sustaining life, with the way we build infrastructure and the infrastructure builds us.