‘Rruga’ (2016) is the second episode of the series of four films about micro economy and resourcefulness in urban public space, and plays in the streets of the Albanian capital Tirana in Southeastern Europe.
During her residency at the Tirana Institute of Contemporary Art (TICA) in May-June 2016, Su Tomesen worked on the film ‘Rruga’. The residency was curated by Stefano Romano.
Like the first film ‘Jalan’ the Tirana episode ‘Rruga’ describes a fictional day in 30 minutes. Street stalls are being rebuilt and taken down on a daily basis, kiosks are opened and closed, vendors stroll the streets finding clients. The audience gets to know the daily routine in Tirana through repetitive activities without explanation nor dialogue. The rhythm of the film follows the rhythm of the day.
The artist-in-residence at TICA has been supported by Mondriaan Fonds.
The film was edited by Su Tomesen, supervised by Vava Stojadinovic, and the soundtrack has been composed by Erik Spanjers.
European Mobility Week, Shkoder – screening
Reja, Tirana, – screening
Polis University, Tirana – screening
Albanian Embassy Art Gallery, Den Haag – solo exhibition
Miza Gallery, Tirana – group exhibition ‘AIRLAB’
Urban Cinematics, Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies, Rotterdam – screening
Sesama Art Space, Jogjakarta – screening
‘At the corner’ which was presented i.c.w. Valbona Boddli in ZETA Gallery in Tirana in June 2016.
Watch the video documentation: https://vimeo.c