Artists: Klitsa Antoniou
Curators: Elena Posokhova
Scientific Consultant José Rafael García March
Technological Design George Lazoglou
Sound Composition Ruben Solar Ru
Video Editing Kyriacos Kousoulides
Studio Collaborator Panayiotis Christou
Marlands Cyprus Project Coordinator-Doros Polydorou
Special thanks to Art Seen Gallery and CYENS-Centre of Excellence
About “I Landed”.
I Landed is an exhibition dedicated to the natural and cultural heritage of the Meditarenean Islands. The exhibition was simultaneously held on four different islands in local major art institutions. The purpose of “I Landed” is to raise awareness of the ecological issues the islands are facing, and to show the uniqueness of each location trough the artists eyes.
Five artists: Lucy Orta, Edgar Sarin, Max Fouchy, Olga Sabko and Klitsa Antoniou had participated in MARLANDS art residency. Each of them has visited of the 5 Isalnds: Malta, Sicily, Mallorca, Cyprus and Ibiza to meet local scientists and cultural arts artists. The result of those collaborations were five art projects.
Each artist created a protocol for their work, so it can be repeated and recreated on the next Island. This allowed to initiate a new, more sustainable way of curating an exhibition, and to create a link between the Islands’ art communitites.
On each location, the exhibition ‘I Landed’ puts in the focus the project created by the artist who visited the island during their residency.
The name of the exhibition is inspired by the first message each of the artists sent arriving to Islands for their residency, – “I Landed”.
It also is a wordplay. It’s meant to show, that artists haven’t only visited the islands, but also have been “Islanded’ – got acquainted with the place, its heritage and the local way of living.
I Landed. Cyprus
“I Landed. Cyprus” is dedicated to the project by the artist Klitsa Antoniou. It allows viewers to see the artist’s homeland trough her eyes.
Artwork in focus.
Hydor-Is-Land/The Invaders. Cyprus, 2022, MARLANDS Video installation, mixed media, sound work by Ruben Solar
Klitsa has worked her project on her homeland Cyprus in collaboration with a traditional Cypriot ceramic studio. She has developed her project along with José Rafael García March, Scientific Coordinator of IMEDMAR-UCV and Ruben Solar, a sound artist from an island with a mythical music history, Ibiza.
The artist immerses viewers into a multimedia installation including a video work used as video mapping on objects. In this work Klitsa Antoniou, whose approach to the project is inextricably linked to her sense of belonging to the Mediterranean Sea, addresses the issue of the Lessepian Migration the inva sion of alien species to the coast of Cyprus – as a result of climate change and human activities.
Her work is connected to water as well as to its low accessibility and the largescale changes caused by this issue.
Hydor is Land / The Invaders, Klitsa Antoniou, Video Projection, dimensions variable, duration 5.38 minutes (c) Klitsa Antoniou
Music by Ruben Solar (c) Riben Solar