...νida digna de ser vivida
Are we ready, and at the price of what sacrifice, to live the good life together?*
A life, that is, worthy of being lived.**
The occasion brings together works by artists Marietta Mavrokordatou and Korallia Stergides alongside the entrepreneurial initiatives Fornelia Ovens and Gigantas Antaios Compressed Earth Blocks. This crossover proposes a speculative revaluation of the significance of earth and sun, two nonhuman agencies inextricably enmeshed with human culture, towards the potential of new regimes of perception and technologies in reconfiguring the ecologies to which we belong.
During the opening Savvas Hadjixenophontos, founder of Fornelia Ovens, and Michalis Tapakoudis, founder of Gigantas Antaios Compressed Earth Blocks, will be presenting and demonstrating their respective technologies. A reading by Marietta Mavrokordatou and lecture performance by Korallia Stergides will follow.
* Bruno Latour quoted by Jane Bennett in Vibrant Matter.
** Silvia Federici referring to the Spanish phrase "vida digna de ser vivida" in Re-enchanting the World.
Phytorio Greenhouse Gallery, Nicosia CY
Opening: Saturday 21 December 2019, 14:00 – 18:00
Presentations begin at 14:30
Duration: 21.12.2019 - 22.01.2020
Opening Hours: Wednesdays (14:00 - 18:00) & Saturdays (10:00 - 14:00)
Curated by Peter Eramian
Yellow Liquid Sun (2019) Installation, Dimensions Variable
‘Prehensile Trunk I’ (2019) Etching, on Kozo Paper, Thread, Sunlight, 52.5 cm x 42.5 cm
‘Prehensile Trunk II’ (2019) Etching, on Kozo Paper, Thread, Sunlight, 52.5 cm x 42.5 cm
Yellow Liquid Sun I’’ (2019) Copper Etching Plate, Sunlight, 35 cm x 25 cm
‘Yellow Liquid Sun II’ (2019) Copper Etching Plate, Sunlight, 35 cm x 25 cm
‘Yellow Liquid Sun III’ (2019) Copper Etching Plate, Sunlight, 12.5 cm x 10 cm