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Urban Collage: Sensing spatiality inside and outside the museum

Nov 25 2017

Urban Collage is the title of a 6-day residency workshop of artists that took place in the surrounding area of ​​Loukia and Michael Zampelas Art Museum, adjacent to the buffer zone, and in the museum itself. International and local artists were selected through an open call and worked intensively with the curator, Christina Georgiou, through her personal methodology on performance combined with performance-based research. The artists worked between the concepts of the inside and the outside, the private and the public, the individual and the social, and explored physical and sensorial exercises inside the museum space and the outdoor spaces of the museum.

The title Urban Collage: Sensing space inside and outside the museum uses the body as a tool, through the sensing organs, in order to collect empirical data and transmit ideas, concepts, feelings, intuition and energy to the viewer and the museum space alike. The artists focused on the peculiarity of the area and how it can be experienced through the artist’s body, and especially the senses, in order to shape their own significance of it through authentic action. Bodily-received data are processed and given to the viewer through performance and/or performative practices within the frame of an exhibition that takes place in the museum space. How the everyday life and the conventional way, in which space is used, together with the historicity of the location, can be transformed into a new perception, into a new reality and a new experience, both for the artist and the viewer? In order to arrive at a response, the body is used as a tool to formulate the psychophysical experience through live actions happening in the now, allowing the viewer to be part of the experience.

Christos Avraam (Cyprus)

Maria Andreou (Cyprus)

Liesje Van Den Berk (The Netherlands)

Christine Gajin (England)

Andri Lazarou (Cyprus)

Andreas Mallouris (Cyprus)

Katerina Paisi (Cyprus)

Anniken Weber (UK/Norway)

Thalia Zachariadou (Greece)

Saturday, 25 November 2017, 7pm
20 - 25 November 2017
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