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Spectators in a Ghost City

Marina Maleni, Melita Couta, Harris Kafkarides, Giorgos Lazoglou & Pascal Caron
Spectators in a Ghost City by Marina Maleni, Melita Couta, Harris Kafkarides, Giorgos Lazoglou & Pascal Caron
Spectators in a Ghost City by Marina Maleni, Melita Couta, Harris Kafkarides, Giorgos Lazoglou & Pascal Caron
DESCRIPTION

How can we understand places of conflict and trauma through their materiality as carriers of memories? How can we connect with them through scenographic methodologies and ultimately envision their possible futures?

The ghost city of Famagusta, situated on the east coast of Cyprus, inspired the curatorial concept for the national participation of Cyprus by THOC in Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space, in June 2023. Spectators in a Ghost City was awarded the prestigious Grand Prize, The Golden Triga, exceeding every expectation.

AFFILIATION
Cyprus Theatre Organisation, Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation Archive

The artistic team was formed by Cyprus Theatre Organisation.
Images for video art were provided by Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation and Digital Herodotus.

Marina Maleni
Marina Maleni
Melita Couta
Melita Couta
Giorgos Lazoglou
Giorgos Lazoglou
Harris Kafkarides
Harris Kafkarides
Pascal Caron
Pascal Caron

The works exhibited in the Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space, were always characterized by wealth, imagination, creativity and abundance of ideas.

In 2023, THOC’s team was awarded with the Grand award of this exhibit, the Golden Triga, exceeding all expectations, a wonderful recognition of the many levels of examining the matter of Famagusta, through scenographic terms, on the basis of reverse scenography, and in regard to how we can envision a future for such places of trauma, many of which unfortunately exist in our world. Through the questions posed by “Spectators in a Ghost City”, visitors revisited questions about one’s own places of trauma, from all over the world, national histories, personal responsibility, the need for respect and care for our environments, whether they are mental, physical, natural or man-made.

OUR TEAM:
Curator / Initial concept: Marina Maleni
Artistic researcher / Installation Designer: Melita Couta
Collaborating Technical Advisor: Harris Kafkarides
Art and Technology Collaborator / Audio Visual: Giorgos Lazoglou
Video Performance Artists: Pascal Caron & Melita Couta
Technical support: THOC Technical Services

Spectators in a Ghost City

Marina Maleni, Melita Couta, Harris Kafkarides, Giorgos Lazoglou & Pascal Caron
Spectators in a Ghost City by Marina Maleni, Melita Couta, Harris Kafkarides, Giorgos Lazoglou & Pascal Caron
DESCRIPTION

How can we understand places of conflict and trauma through their materiality as carriers of memories? How can we connect with them through scenographic methodologies and ultimately envision their possible futures?

The ghost city of Famagusta, situated on the east coast of Cyprus, inspired the curatorial concept for the national participation of Cyprus by THOC in Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space, in June 2023. Spectators in a Ghost City was awarded the prestigious Grand Prize, The Golden Triga, exceeding every expectation.

AFFILIATION
Cyprus Theatre Organisation, Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation Archive

The artistic team was formed by Cyprus Theatre Organisation.
Images for video art were provided by Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation and Digital Herodotus.

The works exhibited in the Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space, were always characterized by wealth, imagination, creativity and abundance of ideas.

In 2023, THOC’s team was awarded with the Grand award of this exhibit, the Golden Triga, exceeding all expectations, a wonderful recognition of the many levels of examining the matter of Famagusta, through scenographic terms, on the basis of reverse scenography, and in regard to how we can envision a future for such places of trauma, many of which unfortunately exist in our world. Through the questions posed by “Spectators in a Ghost City”, visitors revisited questions about one’s own places of trauma, from all over the world, national histories, personal responsibility, the need for respect and care for our environments, whether they are mental, physical, natural or man-made.

OUR TEAM:
Curator / Initial concept: Marina Maleni
Artistic researcher / Installation Designer: Melita Couta
Collaborating Technical Advisor: Harris Kafkarides
Art and Technology Collaborator / Audio Visual: Giorgos Lazoglou
Video Performance Artists: Pascal Caron & Melita Couta
Technical support: THOC Technical Services