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Last few days for The Trade Secrets of a Long Distance Relationship exhibition


Brightening up Pallouriotissa’s cultural life is an exhibition by Michelle Padeli and Kyriakos Theocharous that ends tomorrow. Curated by Evagoras Vanezis, The Trade Secrets of a Long Distance Relationship is hosted at 5 Kyriakou Street and gathers works created using the concept of ‘liquid bodies’ as a starting point.

“Liquid bodies interact mainly within temporal flows instead of the spaces they happen to occupy,” explain organisers. “Unexpectedly, the works negotiate the temporal, spatial and emotional textures of the experience of lockdown, where the condition of confinement amplified the perception of space as time that passes, accumulates, and is lost.

“The artistic practices focus on process and flow,” they add, “gesture, the use of new technologies (such as various applications that record how and where we move), and the use of materials that have the function of a filter. The works comment on desire mechanisms in contemporary society, the feeling of uncertainty possessed by financialised subjectivities and the vulnerable body in the face of social and physical events that it does not control.”

The term ‘trade secrets’ is thus used as material for practices of resistance within an environment of generalised anxiety disorder. The last chance to explore its boundaries is this weekend.


The Trade Secrets of a Long Distance Relationship

Exhibition by Michelle Padeli and Kyriakos Theocharous. Until April 10. 5 Kyriakou Street, Pallouriotissa. 6pm – 9pm or by appointment. Tel: 99-870543

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