The political church of Pristina – 50 meters
In the Orthodox liturgy not only the architecture and its interior of a sacred place but especially its outside and immediate environment play an important and symbolic role. Where once six mighty oaks should have told the story of God’s creation, british KFOR soldiers put up a solid barbed wire fence in a 50-meter radius that would protect the unfinished church from attacks. That informal radius around the ruined Cathedral was passed on to the present time and is still readable while giving vital information about the origin of ethical clashes in former Yugoslavia. 50 Meter tells the eery dichotomy between original gesture and brutal reality of a difficult architectural inheritance of war in former Yugoslavia.