The Disappearance of the Trogir Motel
The work (in progress) by Dutch artist Tilmann Meyer-Faje dedicated to the Trogir motel will be performed on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at the Fortin Park in Trogir, throughout the day.
In Tilmann Meyer-Faje’s work, the focus is on the failure of utopian urban dreams. In addition to his interventions in Dutch cities, he also dealt with the urbanization of the Soviet Union, and this is his first work related to the modernist heritage of Yugoslavia.
The model of the Trogir motel made of clay will be subjected to subtle but definite dis-aggregation and will be slowly disappearing in public, in front of the eyes of passers-by.
The work set up in Fortin Park is located in the immediate vicinity of the Trogir motel, which since 2013 has the status of a permanently protected cultural property of the Republic of Croatia, however, it is still in decay.
Tillman Mayer – Faje’s stay in Trogir is part of the Motel Trogir Arist in Residence Program in the framework of the international collaborative project Collective Domain of Cultural Memory (CDCM). The first part of the residence occurred in October 2019 when a study visit was organized and now the work is being carried out as a site-specific intervention.
Born in Germany in 1971, Tilmann Meyer-Faje works and lives in Amsterdam, where he studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie and the Sandberg Institute.
The Motel Trogir project is supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia and the Kultura Nova Foundation. Motel Trogir AIR program is part of Collective Domain of Cultural Memory, an international collaborative project funded under the European Union programme Creative Europe for the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018.