The idea and purpose of the artistic action is to creatively warn citizens of the need to maintain physical distance and thus contribute to respecting this measure which is the most effective tool in the fight against COVID-19.
The action draws its inspiration from the anecdote from the cheerful periods of the ’70s and ’80s, when whatever was built or placed, enough space had to be left for a “Fikjo” to pass. Coincidentally or not, the space required for a “Fikjo” is about 2 meters, which is actually the recommended distance to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
This action is primarily intended for the older generations who are most susceptible to the virus, and yet very often forget to respect the recommended distance of 2 meters. We hope that the yellow “Fikjos” will remind the citizens of Bitola to keep a more conscientious distance, at least as much as a “Fikjo” to pass between them.
In addition to the silhouettes of the “Fikjo” cars, the action includes larger quantities of stickers that remind of the need to maintain a distance, as well as the general recommendations for protection from COVID-19.