15 cm of rope River Vardar, Skopje-Macedonia 2009
Action realized for the Workshop “Public Invasion. Derivè in Skopje”, curated by Marco Trulli, in collaboration with Bjcem and Arci Viterbo. “Vardar’s Banks” is an action realized in correspondence of the banks of the river Vardar, in the city of Skopje. The characteristic of this river is that divides in two parts the city: from a side there is the commercialized & gentrificated Skopje, in the hand of Realestate speculation; from the other the poor Skopje, of Roma camps, where marginalised gypsy community live, and where you can still see naked children play at the foot of the river (at least until 2009, year of the action). With this work I have wished to connect and getting the two cities talking. I met a friend in the midpoint of a bridge, each of us took an head of the rope and, keeping the rope tight, we separated by crossing the opposite banks of the river Vardar. The rope was then fixed to the ground.