Two Days after Forever: A Reader on the Choreography of Time
The Cyprus Pavilion, Biennale Arte 2015
Omar Kholeif (Ed.)
Cypriot artist Christodoulos Panaylotou uses archaeology as a discipline to explore the mechanisms governing the relationship between tradition and modernity. Physical artifacts cover the pavilion, from ancient mosaics and shoes made of fake leather handbags to a mountain of shredded Cyprus dollars. Published to accompany the installation at the Cyprus Pavilion, 56th Venice Biennale, this reader adopts a variety of modes of address—critical writing, poetry, open-ended letters, sketches, provocations, new and existing texts—as theater for considering the questions: How does one choreograph a history that is constantly being reimagined? Is there an anthropology of movement? Cyprus becomes the site of multiple imaginaries with new routes of escape, exploring materiality as performance and quiet gestures as subversive counterpoints to homogenous nationalistic narratives. Contributors include Elke Wittrock, Mirjam Brusius, Malak Helmy, Yannis Hamilakis, Uzma Z. Rizvi among others.
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches / 224 pp / 10 b&w and 1 color
Retail Price: $28.00
CYPRES MINISTRY OF EDUCATION AND CULTURE