I met Lyudmila for the first time for a summer lunch, a few bites in the heat of the island. Lyudmila came with her skateboard, the wide terrace there outside was tempting, the lunch became a story.
Category: Island stories
Up above the world
Far, far away, distant from the cities, distant from the division, the Karpas Peninsula is a corner of paradise.
Reclaim the street
8 March rally and performances about reclaiming the street.
Büyük Han hip hop fun
You can’t stop the energy of the Studio21 people. Spring is coming, inside and outside our souls.
Signs of Varosha
A walk in Varosha is a walk about signs. Signs speak. They speak the Greek language of the inhabitants, and the English language of the colonizers. Signs also speak the language of the tourism, of the flourishing place, of the life. There are new signs also, speaking the urban language and the Turkish language.
Paphos Gate gatherings
At the beginning of the Sars-Cov-2 pandemic, the checkpoints connecting the North and the South of Cyprus were closed, and they have been reopened after 15 months. Some divided couples started to meet at the barricades, like Romeo and Juliet, and then many followed, sending far hugs to their friends in the other side and sharing music, poetry and paintings.
Looking for a North Passage
I went along the Buffer Zone to discover the landscape, but I realized quite early that I was unconsciously looking for a North Passage.
Crossing 24/31: I always confuse south to north, north to south
Artists from across the island met in one exhibition, moving a further step towards a unique Cypriot identity and challenging existing nationalist narratives.
The artist Lenia Georgiou leaded Fief, a group performance in the only place where Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots can meet, see each other, talk to each other, perform together.
The strange sound of silence
In the first summer of the Sars-Cov-2 pandemic, the Republic of Cyprus closed de facto the access to and from the North of the island, despite they recognise the people living there as their citizens and the very low spread of the virus in that permanently isolated world.
The lost continent
Cyprus is the centre of the Mediterranean, a lost continent submerged by a new geopolitics, just as water had covered Atlantis.
Reactivate – Nicosia ART Fair
Reactivate – Nicosia Art Fair is an initiative which aims to bring local artists together, and collectively create a space to host expression and creativity in its various forms. Vision is to bring art closer to the public, in an alternative structure that distances itself from the formal way of exhibiting art.