Capital of Macedonia,Skopje is a multiform, multi-ethnic city, a kaleidoscope of cultures and thoughts.
Since April 2016, the Republic of Macedonia has been in revolt.
The protests have seen the participation of thousands of people and have given life
to what has been called the Colorful Revolution.
Those mammoth monuments that have been built in the Macedonian capital city
over the last five years, and who have transformed its face to magnify the new
administration, have become the preferred target of the protesters, who have
decided to bombard the marble of the buildings with all kinds of colors, transforming the
symbols of power in symbols of revolt. People do not recognize themselves
in these monuments, and turn their size upside down in a liberating gesture and
powerful that turns the clash into a poetic act.
From an idea of the director Mattia Mura, we went to Skopje and documented the architectures and patterns
of colors generated by the random gesture of the protest, in a form of expressionism
abstract that gives monuments without history and meaning that value
of historicity they wouldn’t otherwise have.
the project has been exposed at Triennale Milano