Sunday, July 13, 2014

The Legendary Dog

'The Legendary Dog' 14.30 min, video : 'The legendary dog' talks about a fragment from the life of Ulay, a famous conceptual artist. In fact the film is about a journey that he and his partner -renowned artist Marina Abramovic conduct in Kosovo in 1977. Their journey is crowned with a performance which takes place inside the ironclad borders between then the-Yugoslavia (Kosovo) and Albania's socialist dictatorship, with movements between the two states being impossible, that is movement of the same people – of the Albanian living in two states. But the visit he and his partner make dose not end with only performance from Ulay - dubbed Quakovich explores Albania- they also get new family member , Alba. The unique dog-breed of Kosovo, the Sharri dog (know as Illyrian shepherd) – which at the time used to be considered national asses- spends 14 years with the famous conceptual art couple, and the includes five years in their famous van, which has now been turned into a work of art. Ulay, Marina Abramovic and Alba live perfectly well together, but at some point in time, life parts them in opposite directions.

Germans are a bit scared of me

'Germans are a bit scared of me'15 min
A man in Mitrovica City ( Kosovo) in his 50s claims he is Hitler, although he doesn’t support Hitler’s legacy. He says nature has bestowed upon him to become the living Hitler. This image has brought him financial benefits as well, as he charges 40 euros for photography. He adds that despite that fact that he has a controversial face, he gains much respect in his hometown Mitrovica. Even KFOR soldiers, NATO’s peacekeeping force, pay him respect by visiting him from across Kosovo to photograph him. The director follows Hitler’s daily life with his friends and family (wife and five daughters) – they all call him Hitler, but sometimes unaware of who the real Hitler was. Even his house has become a type of landmark, as neighbors and taxi drivers use it to orient themselves around the city.