perhaps it’s the nihilism, OR “If I were to start over, I would have been researching public fountains”

The following is written in response / review to the State of the Monument (Nov 20, 2018 organised by the Cultural Studies and Contemporary Arts Lab, European University, Cyprus) via Loizidou, C. (2014) Commemoration, Public art and Memorial Politics in Cyprus, 1901-2013 [thesis] If monuments are about asserting or compensating for insecure regimes, then I… Continue reading perhaps it’s the nihilism, OR “If I were to start over, I would have been researching public fountains”

Cultural historian fails Police Entrance Exam / On the wonders of civil service / A family of (bad) corruption jokes

I really wanted to be a police officer. The dream was dashed when I realised that I couldn't produce passing transcripts during the Police Exams. I didn't have it in me to suspend critical thought in a way that would allow me to go through with it / answer the exam questions. It had become clear that this was the underlying requirement. What was left was to undergo the exercise as a kind of performance.

All one needs is an enemy: On the shifting definition of ‘political motivation’ and the Loizidou emails

I’ve been trying to understand what happened and why. Amidst the media absurdity, the offensive onslaught, the ever-deepening politics, and the strange suspension of normality, I’ve been asking questions in an effort to extract sense and political context from all this. I do not have my mother’s permission to publish / share anything (I have… Continue reading All one needs is an enemy: On the shifting definition of ‘political motivation’ and the Loizidou emails

4 points of frustration around the Eleni Loizidou ‘corruption scandal’ / My mom got hacked and they say she’s really dodgy!

So she was hacked. There dawns the realisation that it was a matter of time, one way or another. When we recently talked about the possibility of her being targeted in this way, in advance of all this, she ended the conversation with 'μάνα μου εν έσιει τίποτε.' Her sense that there's nothing to hide… Continue reading 4 points of frustration around the Eleni Loizidou ‘corruption scandal’ / My mom got hacked and they say she’s really dodgy!

enamoured with gmcfosho’s meta-confrontational political exorcisms: youtube-lofi(?) animation-SWAG hip-hop-killing anonymous video art doesn’t need this text, but here it is anyway SPLASH

These are the early stages of an online crush; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frDamZjCbkI of single-mindedly consuming someone's work in awe, in this case, of their mastery in designing online presence, the way they create an arena and then perform subtle subversions within it, with perfectly self-reflective / powerful politics that sync their visual style with their take on… Continue reading enamoured with gmcfosho’s meta-confrontational political exorcisms: youtube-lofi(?) animation-SWAG hip-hop-killing anonymous video art doesn’t need this text, but here it is anyway SPLASH