Moving Images

Introduction to artistic practice


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“I understand the art-work as a biological organism, as an entity capable of response to stimuli, reproduction, growth and development, a system that is able of expansion and contraction, and that can cross borders (for example with biology, sociology, psychology etc) and share processes of production of knowledge that not necessarily are documentary or interpretative.
I understand photography as the meta-language of death: they both seem to reveal but in fact they conceal; they both cannot be reverted; the subject was once what now is not. But they are all what remains to me, and so I start scraping, removing millimetrical layers of surface off photographs in an effort to understand death and deal with memory, and make it again alive in the endless circle of life and death.”

Remembering Session A.

Year of production: 2015

Running Time: 2:15 min

"Remembering Session A. is a short video created to convey the message of fragmented memory and loss towards the illegal invasion of Cyprus. I combine the personal attributes of family and home in contrast to news footage and archive of the illegally invaded land. Tracing back the memory route of political pain toward a home of the dispossessed. The video is created on behalf of the refugee voices, but also to audiences of digital operation, which works by bringing bodies of material into a melodious rhythm of disjointed collage."

Artist: Kiriaki

Switching On Invader Network.

Year of production: 2015

Running Time: 3:36 min

"The video is a tool of visualising the attempt of trying to remember a memory I don’t have - My screen constructs the memories. I have built the work to portray disruption, blockage, corruption and exile. Creating a barricade of information, as though the video is broken, similar to the Cypriot crisis and how the island and my family are fragmented. The video is based on a story of turning on the TV to be reminded of the memory the cartoons bring, corresponding with the political memories they trigger."

Artist: Kiriaki