Anthology of Cracks

Cyprus : Anthology of Cracks

'Anthology of Cracks' is the latest collaborative project of artist Christos Delidimos and performer Nancy Stamatopoulou, examining the overlapping field of performance with ceramic arts. Initial point for this project has been Christos Delidimos’ eager desire to animate his visual worlds, represented throughout the years in drawings, collages and lately sculptural installations. 'Anthology of Cracks' was shaped as a study investigating the relationships of body-object, movement-space in a single continuum. Both artists examine the similarities that the body shares as a tool and as the object itself, in ceramics and in performance.

The primary object that traces the above states and navigates us through this study is a revisited amphora. Amphora undergoes different transformations during this performance, functioning as a transitional object, thus revealing antiquity’s perceptions over ceramic arts, as also alliances with human anatomy. Anthology of Cracks is a performative piece that reflects the stimulation of flesh and skin, in the behaviour of the ceramic surface. As such, the ceramic shell mutates in an organic porous, that senses and memorises the performer’s actions. 'Anthology of Cracks' (crack as the symptom of trauma) is an ascesis of acceptance.

Christos Delidimos lives and works in Athens. He has performed in productions as Dimitris Papaioannou’s 2, among others. Currently his works have shifted from drawings to sculptural installations with ceramics. Solo shows include Something Nests Inside You, Something Will Not Be The Same, Ilena Tounta Contemporary Art Center, Athens (2016); 'At Least They Died Together', Τint Gallery, Thessaloniki (2011). Solo performance pieces as Unintentional Chords, International Performance Festival - Bios, Athens (2007); The Articulate In The Inarticulate, International Dance Festival - Technopolis, Athens (2006), among others. His works has been presented in Athens, Basel, Luxembourg and Paris.

Nancy Stamatopoulou is a performer based in Athens. She has been an integral part of Konstantinos Rigos’s group Oktana, in a series of productions for the National Theatre of Northern Greece. Today she collaborates with other artists, as Maria Hassabi and Kyriakos Hadjioannou, and also presents her solo pieces. Selected solo performance pieces include Cave, Baila Louca, Rotterdam (2012); Please Enter, Kunst Kapel-Virtueel Μuseum, Amsterdam (2012); Sugar Slave, Sacatar Foundation, Brasil (2011). In 2016 she presented the long duration performance White Cave, in As One exhibition, a collaboration between Marina Abramovich Institute’s and NEON, at the Benaki Museum, Athens.

Vassiliki-Maria Plavou is an architect, working in the expanded field of design. She has been involved in curatorial affairs of Wor(th)ships. Tassos Vrettos, Benaki Museum, Athens (2015-16), Hell As Pavilion, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2013), while she has co-curated #decorbuziers, ROMANTSO, Athens (2015). Along her practice, she has designed the awarded artists’ books Hypnos Labor (for Hypnos exhibition at Onassis Cultural Centre), Kastaniotis Editions (2016); Why Look at Animals? Agrimiká (Maria Papadimitriou’s book for the same-titled work, presented in the 56th International Art Exhibition in Venice), Ministry of Culture, Education and Religion (2015); Φirma Gypsy Globales, Deste Publications (2014), among others.

Monday, 30 April 2018 | 19:30 | Performance & Open discussion

Tuesday, 1 May 2018 | 20:00 | Performance

Point Centre for Contemporary Art
Opening Hours:
Wednesday-Friday 10:00-17:00
Saturday 11:00-15:00
*Point can also be visited by appointment outside opening hours.

When

From: Monday, April 30th, 2018
Until: Tuesday, May 1st, 2018
Time: See Description

Where

2 Evagorou Avenue
Nicosia, Nicosia 1097, Cyprus
Email:
Phone: 22662053

Cost

Free entrance

Contact

Phone: 22662053

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