THE HOUSE THAT SHINES.
Curated by Ana Dragic.
Mikser Festival, Savamala district of Belgrade, Serbia, June 2016.
This performance encouraged people to remember the importance of having autonomy choosing the environments we inhabit.
Alejandro built a straw house in response to the demolition of Syrian refugee center ordered by the City of Belgrade. In this house he welcomed people to establish a conversation about their ideal home talking about materials to even the location of it.
In the process of building this house he also carried rubble from the demolition site and decided to decorate his house with it and also two found objects; a traditional Serbian rug and a Tito portrait. This last item brought some many questions and conversations with the participants about Yugoslavia history. Alejandro had a chance to learn the very many different perspectives from the visitors about the dictatorship.