Working in Public Space
Intervention in public space, photographs, 2010 -
Dzamil Kamanger has made several interventions into the public space by bead knitting his works of art. The sites are carefully selected and there is always a connection what he is making and where. The interventions are documented by photographing and video and documentations are installed in gallery spaces in different ways.
"This project - consisting of embroidered visas and similar documents placed in front of abandoned craft shops in Ilica - continues the series of interventions in public space I launched in 2009. At first, they commented on the position of immigrants in various European cities, and today they refer to various problems linked to a specific locality and the embroidered motif (on the banks of Tiber), zone of the lowest social strata, it is the visa for the members of my family in Iran); on the Jewish cemetery in Prague, it is motif based on the case of Iranian gay man who applied for political asylum). My artefacts in Ilica focus on history of the street and its current situation, expressing my solidarity with small merchants and craftsmen who had to cede before the new marketing economics, which are not always based in fairness.""