Space for Protest, 2007-2012
Installation (Video and sound)
Sašo Stanojkoviǩ: "'Space for Protest' is based on the eponymous longterm project (2007 – 2012). Protest in public spaces was the focus of my interest. I concentrated on former employees of state enterprises that had been liquidated. They were protesting for their right to work, and in the process conquered public space, taking ownership of it as though it were their own private space. The Park of the Freedom Fighters in the centre of Skopje was the heart of the protest. The workers lived here in an improvised tent camp, demanding support and social security. My video archive reveals the woeful conditions in the camp, but also examples of solidarity, spontaneous selforganisation and resistance. This work documents recent history, and is a symbol of solidarity with the workers, who view themselves as ‘collateral damage’ of the change from one economic system to another."