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A minute with Maria Mitsi Digital/Multidisciplinary Artist

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Where do you live?
Right now, in Nicosia!

What did you have for breakfast?
Green tea and homemade banana bread!

Describe your perfect day
Imagine… listening to the waves of the sea and creating stories in your head. You open your eyes and you see the vast horizon, the sunlight, and the sand morphing around your body. That is when I write, read and draw, expressing myself, processing my emotions, thoughts and “communicating” with the complexities of our nature… and being with people you love and you can share experiences.

Best book ever read?
I don’t have only one favourite book but Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus written by Mary Shelley is a book that led me to create and being part of a new project called Victor – a multifaceted action including a performance and two workshops, funded by the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education. The project was a collaboration with the site specific artist Nasia Papavasiliou and also supported by Dr Doros Polydorou director of Media Art and Design Lab (Cyprus University of Technology). In the play Victor, the viewer had the opportunity to experience but also to execute the story.

Best childhood memory?
Me and my family going to the beach, playing, having fun, being free and eating ice cream of course.

What is always in your fridge?
Does ice cream count?

What music are you listening to in the car at the moment?
Techno but also huge fan of Rock music – generally I appreciate good music.

8. What’s your spirit animal?
Eagle!
Strength and Harmony.
Wisdom and Freedom!

What are you most proud of?
Proud of my family and where I stand today.

What movie scene has really stayed with you?
Enter the Void by Gaspar Noé! It’s the whole movie… From the begining, the movie presents death as “joy” by treating it like a breath of fresh air in a world full of plastic.

If you could pick anyone at all (alive or dead) to go out for the evening with, who would it be?
The first person that came to my mind is Salvador Dalí.

If you could time travel when/where would you go?
80s and 90s rock concerts! And since we’re talking about time traveling, I’m co-working on a new project inspired by the 90s and it refers to diverse personalities combining film, photography and fashion. The project is called 66rounds.

What is your greatest fear?
Losing my creativity!

What would you say to your 18-year-old self?
Stay yourself, be free, create, and don’t let people manipulate you. It is okay to make mistakes. Explore, experience, travel where your soul takes you and meet interesting people.

Name the one thing that would stop you dating someone
Being manipulated and dishonest.

If the world is ending in 24 hours what would you do?
When the moment comes, I will decide 🙂

 

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