Author: Agim Balaj

Valentine’s Day

Photo performance

In the project Use your mouth the Haveit group present their artistic engagement that vehemently rebels against the oppression of women prevalent in Albanian society, LGBT discrimination, power and water shortages, as well as nationalism. One of the guiding themes of their art is protest against the patriarchal yoke of their daily lives, which highlights the gender stereotypes and male supremacy of the society. They also try to illustrate their struggle with the day-to-day difficulties confronted by nearly every Kosovar and so to draw more attention to injustice in the youngest country in the Balkans. Haveit has reflected their artistic practice through public and theatre performances, street interventions, video and photo performances. The project Use Your Mouth contains: live performance Use Your Mouth, video of performances Examination and No water, Fountains Everywhere; the video performance Mechanic of Classic; and the photo performances Valentine’s Day and Hanging on a Curtain. (Haveit)

Artist: Haveit; Project Manager for the performance Use Your Mouth: Elvis Hoxhaj; Video of the performance Use Your Mouth: Xheni Alushi; photo credit: Dardan Zhegrova; Photo credit of the performance Valentine's Day: Agim Balaj; Photo credit of Hanging on a Curtain: Dardan Zhegrova.

Organisation: City of Women; In collaboration with: Škuc Gallery.

Use Your Mouth (Jepi me gojë)
Performance, 2014 / 10'

Video, 2’ 09’’ / 2013

No water, Fountains Everywhere
Video, 2013 / 2’ 49’’

Mechanics of Classic
Video performance, 2013 / 6’ 46’’

Valentine’s Day
Photo performance/ 2014

Hanging on the Curtain
Photo performance/ 2014

Date and time of event: 
Oct 05th 20:00 - Oct 25th 20:00
Place of event: 
Škuc Gallery