not(es) on participation [on writing (on art) in the first person]

I wrote this for NeMe, mid-2016 It's one of my free-est texts, and it connects my thinking about art, tech, and openness into a kind of politics of civic participation, locating experimental comments on this in the Cypriot arts. Here it is in full / to be occasionally updated. Caption: A piece by Natalie Yiaxi,… Continue reading not(es) on participation [on writing (on art) in the first person]

love for Nurtane: “Jaded historian of Makarios’ memory across media also thinks this is quite interesting for Pafos17” [draft]

OR “This is (the other) Aphrodite's fault”: Resolving the Dawn and the Sunset Issue (2017) Coming from a great interest in controversy, especially when it has to do with political memory, or the discursive overlap of politics and aesthetics, I conclude that the danger here isn't one of censorship. The issue is the idea that… Continue reading love for Nurtane: “Jaded historian of Makarios’ memory across media also thinks this is quite interesting for Pafos17” [draft]

on the Nicosia Airport (2016)

OR Unpacking Chapter 7. Conflict as capital: Contemporary art and the heritage of conflict OR Harlem Shake: The UN and libidinal resistance in Cyprus OR PhD Tips: Getting through the Viva Click here for full screen Citation: Loizidou, C. (2016). "On the Nicosia Airport." Presented at the "Troubled Contemporary Art Practices in the Middle East:… Continue reading on the Nicosia Airport (2016)

Monumental Microhistories: Paradoxes in Cypriot commemorative art and their extensions

The below is a introduction to the why a t-shirt [insert image] is the most immediately complex art piece to come out of Cypriot politics, in the 21st century. Coming out of a larger study of Cypriot memorial politics and the Cypriot art and peace economy, this presentation isolates a series of anecdotal paradoxes in… Continue reading Monumental Microhistories: Paradoxes in Cypriot commemorative art and their extensions