Twenty-two things under the wheels

Twenty-two things under the wheels
Author: Driton Selmani
Publisher: Pararoja
Language: English
Pages:
Size: 18 x 28 cm
Weight: 80 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN:
Availability: In stock
Price: €8.00
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Selmani approaches the idea of perceived reality by deconstructing formations of social, political, and cultural topics that have been embodied around him. At a young age, he was told to worship a country that no longer existed, which caused him to form a basis of skepticism towards any supposedly given reality. He later used this as a beneficial tool to reconstruct his beliefs into visual artifacts. In 1999, old simulacra have been replaced by new simulacra; the ornaments of a previous space have been refurbished in order to unfold with new meanings but also new uncertainties. Selmani confronts himself as a spectator of this “ongoing event”, but rather positions himself as an actor, enacting his performances based on his personal histories, beliefs, and doubts.

Pararoja is an independent publishing house founded by a group visual artists. Its publications are in the form of “zines” and their production is self-financed. This project was born during July 2020 in Albania and aims to evaluate the alternative editorial handling of the artist's book, fanzine, poster, and other self-produced materials.