Fish + Honey

Performed at Hybrid: Performance art showcase as part of Bushwick Open Studios

The performance consists of two performers, one cups a hand full of honey, while the other holds raw fish. Over a period of several minutes the performers exchange these two items.

Cyprus is divided into the Republic of Cyprus on the south and The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus on the North. The North is essentially under embargo and has no trade with any other country other than Turkey. This has caused the North’s economy to be significantly smaller than the E.U. member South and its development to be stumped. Recently the North has been allowed to begin trading honey and fish. This is partly due to their ability to reach E.U. standards of trade, but mostly due to the South’s refusal to recognize them as an entity, a commonplace phrase used in the South when referring to the North is loosely translated as “The lie-state”.
Growing up in the south of the island, victimization by Turkey played a big part in our education of the conflict and our islands history. But a truer picture of the matter is that both sides claim victimization.

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Resolution

Resolution, at its core, engages with the issue of fact or fiction, the real of fake. By listening to personal accounts of the situation in Cyprus, we witness a larger narrative take shape. Some accounts are more personal than others, some are poisoned by political agendas and some are generational social traumas. But with such a complex issue, of so many ‘facts’ and so many ‘fictions’, how do we sift through and move on? This is the biggest issue faced by our generation in Cyprus. By being placed within the home, Resolution engages external issues within internal places, and how much these external issues affect us.

La sábana santa.

Después de muchos años de luchas y conquistas sociales, el poder económico ha reaccionado queriendo destruir todos estos derechos.

Conculcan la ignorancia y la miseria en la población como si las reivindicaciones sociales fueran un cadáver que tapan con un sudario dando por finalizada una etapa de la humanidad.

Pero los hombres han aprendido a gritar y exigir sus derechos. ¿Pueden crearse leyes que tapen y anulen la realidad o todavía hay una esperanza para aquellos que no ostentan el poder economicos.