Audio-tour: “Recounting Skopje. Skopje 2014: Hegemonic and Speculative Narratives”, artistic part of the PhD Project by Ivana Sidzimovska | The 5th International Symposium Curating Exchange | The Institutional as Public | organized by press to exit project space | 30 September, 2016, Starting point: the plateau in front of the Museum of City of Skopje
Sidzimovska’s artistic-based PhD research is related to neoliberal symbolic urban reconstructions with focus on the urban renewal of Skopje and the effects the reconstruction has on the public space in the city. Informed by subjective citizen’s stories, imaginaries and experiences of the urban, and these elicited while walking, a speculative narrative of the city is created, in which to project ideas for reevaluating, reframing and reinterpreting the reconstruction. Combined with various sonic observations, recorded in a binaural manner, the original interviews with citizens are processed, translated and reenacted in the form of an interactive sonic walk.