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A hybrid on show

By Maria Gregoriou

Tomorrow Thkio Ppalies in Nicosia will be displaying works by eight artists in the exhibition entitled AyeBaDome: Super.

AyeBaDome is “a word of hybrid mutation; the result of auto correction by a mobile phone’s algorithmic surveillance of its user’s typing habits”. Auto correction and predictive input methods layer language with a technologically mediated level of complexity, which creates words that can be used as the new vernacular.

The exhibition brings to us a way of looking at the power that this hybrid has obtained.

AyeBaDome: Super exhibits a number of fluid works which were created when the individual behind them worked differently, in a way that contemporary circumstances call for.

In a society such as the Cypriot one, where the local dialect creates a disjunction between official and everyday speech, the space for differentiation is continually open and different local identities built.

It is this disjunction that allows the works in this exhibition to raise their demands and showcase their innermost convictions.

The artists involved are Orestis Lazouras, Panagiotis Mina, Nayia Savva, Efi Savvides, Constantinos Taliotis, Maria Toumazou, Marina Xenofontos, Natalie Yiaxi.

The exhibition is curated by Peter Eramian, graphic design is provided by Nicos Stephou and text by Evagoras Vanezis.

AyeBaDome: Super
Group exhibition. Opens January 29 at 7pm until March 4. Thkio Ppalies, 2b Kissamou Street, Nicosia. Wednesday-Friday: 5pm-9pm. Tel: 99-824520

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