Artistic Intervention

22.07 → 30.10.2022

Wheelchair Accessible, WC Available

Centre for Narrative Practice

participants

Genc Kadriu

Artistic Intervention – Genc Kadriu

The Five Elements, 2022, © Genc Kadriu. Photo © Manifesta 14 Prishtina / Ivan Erofeev
The Five Elements, 2022, © Genc Kadriu. Photo © Manifesta 14 Prishtina / Ivan Erofeev
The Five Elements, 2022, © Genc Kadriu. Photo © Manifesta 14 Prishtina / Ivan Erofeev

Disaster narratives are one – rather common – way to address humanity’s fraught relationship with the environment. Yet Genc Kadriu, whose practice is poised between sound and sculpture, poetry and visual arts, wonders whether devotional genres might not be more conducive to planetary survival than dystopian ones.

Inspired by Thomas Aquinas’s understanding of song as “the exultation of the mind dwelling on eternal things, bursting forth in the voice”, the artist composed four hymns to the classical elements – earth, air, fire and water – in the summer of 2021.

To complete the cycle, he is now writing a fifth hymn dedicated to time and futurity. Based at the Centre for Narrative Practice for the duration of the biennial, Kadriu is researching the history and scope of the Byzantine chant as a form of collective philosophical and spiritual reflection.

Works

Genc Kadriu
The Five Elements    
2022

Artistic research project

Commissioned by Manifesta 14 Prishtina 

Event

Artist Talk: Nikola Mihov

20.08.2022 18.00-19.00
Centre for Narrative Practice

Event

Artist Talk: Aksiniya Peycheva

20.08.2022 17.00-18.00
Centre for Narrative Practice

Event

Panel discussion with Pavel Borecky, Shpat Deda, Shpresa Loshaj in conversation with Prof. Ilir Rodiqi

19.08.2022 18.00-19.30
Centre for Narrative Practice