Christina Georgiou © 2019

Drawn on a Map with Gaps

DRAWN ON A MAP WITH GAPS

live art performance

 

ARTos Cultural and Research Foundation,
Nicosia - Cyprus

2009
Duration: 40 minutes


Materials

Artist's body, world map, red wool, glue, cardboard, mirror, cotton, spirit, face paint, pair of scissors, audience members.


Description of action

Please look at the images as they unfold in order to get an idea of the action sequence.

 

 

Concept:

 

This work refers to historical and timely facts concerning a diversity of social aspects including the Cyprus problem. Through these issues, the artist examines her national, social and personal identity through the idea of globalization and racism and parallel with this she presents the figure and the power of the politician or the person who is in authority.  A performance that raises social, political, national and linguistic issues according to the different notions of communication, while questioning the construction of social and cultural identity which depends on these aspects. Finally, through a collage of non-verbal actions, the artist reveals civil standards in the society and the communal response according to the rules of the society.

 

Documentation

Photography: Charalambos Mavromatis