"The city is not a summary of architectural buildings, the city is created performatively as a result of public actions and social processes, everyday situations and happenings, thus the city is changing permanently and is always newly produced. " [Abstract from the press text of "Performing the city" Symposium Lothringer 13, Munich, 2008]
Opposite to the idea of monuments, seen as artistically created objects, set for a long time at one certain place, with the aim to remind the public of a past event or national personalities, the idea of ephemeral monuments, on the other hand , urges the importance of everyday situations and currently significant events. Using the method of dérive, an unplanned tour through an urban landscape directed entirely by the feelings evoked in the individuals by their surroundings, the aim of the workshop is to experience different atmosphere and feelings generated by the urban landscape, in contrast to the predictable and monotonous experience of the everyday life. Ephemeral monuments [only for a short time, fleeting, without permanent meaning] should be created in the form of performances, speeches, walking, objects, planting etc. from a subjectively chosen situation .
Ephemeral Monuments was a workshop as a part from Private/Public, a four-day project in Skopje. Coordinated by Ivana Sidzimovska [MK/DE]. Participants: Simona Manceva, Ivana Nelkovska, Igor Stojanovski, Dorotej Nesovski, Risto Josifov, Darko Aleksovski