DokuPhoto 2019July 22, 2019
This year’s photography program DokuPhoto will be marked through a collaboration with artist and curator Blerta Hoçia, who created a work reflecting the central theme of the festival.
The public will be invited to stand by the river of Prizren at the blue bridge. They will experience a hologram that will appear like a ghost in the night, standing as a metaphor for the elusiveness of truth. The title comes as a reference from Giorgione painting from 1500 ‘Il tempo scopre la verita’ – truth revealed by time. In the painting, time is represented by an old man, who discovers the naked truth personified by a young woman behind a curtain.
The audience is invited to reflect on the data they see. The data will be translated to images chosen from our collective everyday archive such as news, environment, politics, social, our everyday news feed. From the truths and the lies that we constantly feed ourselves, the indifference or inability to distinguish between them remains. Is data language the medium to reach the truth or just to generate millions of truths?
The installation wants to question the infinite possibilities of truth and its unreachable nature, literally through the seemingly ghost hologram and conceptually through the undecipherable data that compose each image.
The exhibition will run throughout the festival at the blue bridge, from 21.00 hrs.