Oct 2, 2016

Postcards from Tirana | In Search of Missing Messages

Decoding the city through postcards.

I made a few simple postcards with borrowed imagery and text, which I now call Assembly/ies of the Entr-acte \\ The Albanian Public(s). Let me know what you think. ☺

An empty PUBLIC amusement makes a great PARK hide out

Frontier of Enlightened PUBLIC in Extinction

 Six Corpses in Search of a PUBLIC:
- Garden of Excess PARKED in the Abyss of Delight

The Six Corpses are the buildings that edge the main square. The history and character of which has shaped and filled the void of this space for over a century.

 1. National Historical Museum as the corpse of The Persistence of Memory
2. "15 kateshi" / 1st Skyscraper (vertical typology) as the corpse of The Disintegration of the Persistence of Memory

3. Et'hem Bey Mosque / Clock Tower as the corpses of Old Age
4. Palace of Culture (Pallati i Kultures) as the corpse of Adolescence
5. City Hall (Bashkia) as the corpse of Infancy

6. Skanderbeg Monument as the corpse of The Artist's Despair Before the Grandeur of Ruins;
and its Park as the corpse of Public Skirmishes