During his residency at ZK/U, Vangjush Vellahu will continue to work on his long term multichannel video project "What the map cuts up, the story cuts across (Fragments II)" that is ongoing since 2019. In this project he documents, in a semi-experimental and semi-fictional format, the overcoming influence of politics on the land within the borders of unrecognized or semi-recognized states.
His work and research navigate at large through the politics of identity, aiming at demystifying the usage of identity and its two main opposing practices. On the one hand the identity that investigates differences to survive and preserve, and on the other hand the identity that investigates differences to divide, control, occupy and at times, if not assimilate, eliminate. To this day, unrecognized states are yet to “achieve the independence” they sought upon secession while being surrounded by a divided and double standard “international community” that deliberately approves and disapproves their existence.