Wallpaper, insulating foil, metal, plastic, paint; Photo: Majlinda Hohxa
ca. 160 x 90 x 80 cm
*1982 in Priština, Yugoslavia, now Kosovo. Lives and works in Munich, Germany.
The war in Kosovo from January 1998 to June 1999 only ended with NATO air strikes. The KFOR troops led by NATO continue to ensure a fragile ceasefire, even today in the middle of Europe in 2020. Flaka Haliti constructs her robot-like sculptures from the scrap metal, left behind by the massive presence of armed units in the country.
The funny looking robot-guy may be reminiscent of a fierce fighter from a video game, simply taking a rest. Beyond or behind the wall, which should be permeable in a digital virtual animation, there is a moment of hope and light-heartedness. There, the robot seems to have a second life, wearing wings that shine like a dragonfly in prismatic light.