Casa all’italiana – Superleggera, 2008, sculpture
Anila Rubiku presents a small house with a slanting roof, akin to a naïve scheme of a house in children’s drawings. The dark space is illuminated with light emanating through the fine tissues and apertures piercing the house’s walls, transforming it into a type of magic lantern, casting images on the walls of the surrounding space. Images of the interior are embroidered on the walls of the paper house, appearing as though projected on the walls, exposing the interior which usually remains hidden inside. The artist embroidered the colorful impressions with her mother’s assistance, a joint work alluding to traditional female crafts. The colorful images are warm and touching in their domestic modesty and nostalgic yearning.