The work of Aksamija rotates around the topics and problems of Orientalism occurring under new signifiers. Her aim is to deal with the mostly primary assertion of sacral rooms of a territorial stamp, and to deconstruct them via nomadic and mobile architecture. The ambiguity of space, spatial image and religiosity is thereby a programmatic point in her work. For Manifesta 7 she presents to present a portable traveling mosque in the form of a bag that can be altered into a prayer rug, with integrated slippers. This is about the charm of portability, the inherent physical qualities and the alteration of subjects into changing figures representing identity. At the same time, it deals with questions of cultural, religious and “class” identity that are doubtless connected to topics such as Islam phobia, the fear of terrorism and the development of societies of control.
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