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As part of Kosovo’s DokuFest, eleven artists associated with Isis Arts’ CORNERS project are returning to Prizren to present three international collaborations. Selected from over 3,000 submissions, DokuFest is showcasing 228 films from 43 countries. In addition to film screenings, photo exhibitions, workshops, masterclasses and music events will also be taking place across the city. CORNERS projects Oh My Home – Lost & Found, Birdhouse Gallery and Payprint are all being presented as part of Kosovo’s largest film festival.

Layla Gaye, who has been working on Oh My Home alongside three other CORNERS artist, said: “We look forward to engaging with the local population and festival visitors through this project and we believe that Oh My Home Lost & Found will be a good fit to the central theme of this year’s festival – migration.” Oh My Home is an interdisciplinary project that is also a participatory project exploring the meaning of the word “home.”  Gaye explains the concept behind the project more: “As it happens the installation uses a large number of ‘cabas Barbès,’ also known as ‘immigrant bags’: these were first mainly associated with African immigrants in France but are now widespread across the globe and used for a variety of home and migration related purposes and contexts, including Kosovo exodus in 1990s.”

If you’re heading to the film festival, the projects presented by the CORNERS artists are sure to be a fascinating highlight.

You can find a full programme of events on DokuFest’s website.

CORNERS will be at DokuFest in Prizren, Kosovo between Saturday 8th and Sunday 16th August.

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