Through the front window of its exhibition space in Limassol, Pylon Art & Culture will present films from three visual artists this February and March who, through their research and work, document and highlight socio-political issues. As part of their practice, the participating artists are engaged in an ongoing interaction with historical and current events which affect daily life.
This film screening project is titled Through the Looking Glass and its name derives from the title of a book by Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There (1871) which is a sequel to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. It has become a metaphor for when something we see, even though it is recognisable, may appear unfamiliar as if it were turned inside out.
Through its projects, Pylon Art & Culture aims to broaden and deepen the conversation on contemporary art by making it accessible and relevant to more people. As such three films will be presented and replayed all throughout February and March.
Stelios Kallinikou’s Weeper Capuchin is a video on an infinite loop that negotiates the space between people, reflective glass and animals. His film will be on display on February 2, 5, 11, 17, 23 and 26 as well as on March 4, 10, 16 and 19.
Marianna Christofide’s film titled Days In Between, also known as Kaiserpanorama, is filled with stereoscopic images with animals looking back at the viewer exposing deep histories of violence and subjugation. The first screening will take place on February 3, then on 9, 12, 18 and 24 followed by more in March (5, 11 and 17).
The final film of Through the Looking Glass is ZEI by Constantinos Talioti, a story of the controversial transportation of a colossal national monument of the ethnarch of the island from an imposing position in the city centre dominating the urban landscape to an invisible and hermetic site, the Throni peak in Kykkos Monastery. It is about the displacement of an enormous monument initially inaugurated in 1987 from a site to be perpetually looked at, to a remote location where it is, instead, positioned to look from. Talioti’s film will be presented at Pylon Art & Culture on February 4, 10, 16, 19 and 25 as well as on March 3, 9, 12 and 18.
Through the Looking Glass
Film screenings by three artists. Throughout February and March. Through the Looking Glass, Limassol. Tel: 95-950857. www.pylon-ac.org