The dream seems to be the most pertinent dimension of Driant Zeneli’s work. He interprets the dream as fantasy and longing, but also as utopia and commitment, projected into the future, or even as a dimension of failure, of a goal not fully materialized, whose history and story nonetheless constitute a value.
One of his first works, When I Grow Up I Want to Be an Artist (2007), is a video that depicts a dialogue between the artist and a painter who turns out to be his father. The painter portrays Zeneli’s face in the celebrative style typical of socialist realism, a style he had been compelled to follow for many years, in order to make a living from representatives of the Albanian regime. [...]