Mixed media, dimensions variable
Imperative for the smooth cohabitation of two elements, is the understanding of each other’s code of conduct. This involves a period of adjustment filled with flirtation, suspicion, fantasy and obstinacy.
The Dreams I Still Have for Us (2003) is a collaborative work between myself and my father. We dive into an unknown space in an effort to communicate, discuss, negotiate and introduce ourselves anew while developing and installing a space of improvised fences. This process of making the work from each person’s individual approach is the actual piece. The version of 2003 was created on-site, using materials found in the buffer zone of old Nicosia.
In 2007 and 2011, two versions of the artwork were presented at the Soap Factory and the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art (MOMus), respectively. They were the results of a collaboration with technicians from the two institutions, Marc from the Soap Factory, and Aleksandr and Georg from MOMus, following the same process. These two versions were also created on-site, mainly using abandoned materials found in the storage rooms of the two institutions.
2003 Noise Crossings, Art Symposium, Nicosia, Cyprus,Organized by the Noise of Coincidence
2007 Host, The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, USA. Curated by Elizabeth Grady
Participating artists: Alejandro Almanza Pereda, William R. Bergman, China Blue, David Bowen, Tracey Goodman, Erik Shorrock Guzman, Wade Kavanaugh, José Enrique Krapp, Caitlyn Masley, Panayiotis Michael, Derick Melander, Jeffrey Morrison, Jason Peters, Meridith Pingree, Jenny Polak, David Politzer and Carol Salmanson
2011 Roaming Images, in the Frame of the 3rd Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece. Curated by Iara Boubnova
Participating artists: Adel Abdessemed, Lida Abdul, Mounira Al Sohl, Luchezar Boyadjiev, Barak Golkar, Bouchra Khalili, Panayiotis michael, Eleni Mylonas, Pazooki, Kiril Prashkov, Natascha Sadr Haghighian, Aidan Salakhova, Kalin Serapionov, Wael Shawky