Drawn on a Map with Gaps
DRAWN ON A MAP WITH GAPS
live art performance
ARTos Cultural and Research Foundation,
Nicosia - Cyprus
Duration: 40 minutes
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.
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.
Photography: Charalambos Mavromatis