June 24, 2011

Monument: 1000 Alexandras (cont.)

* UPDATE: The public art project Monument: 1000 Alexandras WILL NOT TAKE PLACE in the planned location (City Media's LED video display at the main square in Skopje, Macedonia), due to a last-minute cancellation by the company operating the video billboard, without any explanation.

This comes after a previous denial of permit by the municipal authorities to do the public art project in the form of a projection onto the newly-erected statue of Alexander the Great in Skopje's central square.

Made up of randomly chosen female names found on social networks of current citizens of Skopje named Alexandra, 1000 Alexandras is conceived as a multimedia monument to all Alexandras currently living in Skopje. Questioning cultural and material values, conventions and authorities, Poposki's projects celebrate the importance of the ordinary and the overlooked in his tactical use of instruments of historic memory creation/glorification. Continually calling for a celebration of the present, of the creative power of the everyday and the multitude, their aim is to create a new urban alphabet of the topographic, political and affective idiosyncrasies of public spaces in Skopje.