07 March - 09 March 2020
Mosquito Vapor Trails
Curated by: Artrit Bytyçi
Imagine a warm June night when you feel a mosquito on your arm. And instinctually you slap it, only to find out that it has already escaped, and left you with an itch that you keep itching, and an invisible trail of vapor where once its flightpath used to be. Those are the words by which Fatmir Mustafa – Karllo explains the role an artwork should play for the audience.
This site-specific exhibition explores those very moments, like the spaces between two layers. These kinds of interstitial spaces — like the layers of asphalt from the roads we walk and drive on daily, or a glass wall that separates the public from the newly imagined picnic, or the trauma experienced during the creation process as we transition from the old to the new — evoke feelings from the artist’s “personal memories as nightmares, as well as from our innocent natures.”