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Μια Aτελείωτη Συνομιλία (An Endless Conversation) View 1

Andreana Fatta

The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum

The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum
Coventry, United Kingdom

Andreana Fatta’s practice addresses the colonial history of Cyprus and how this has affected the culture and identity of the island’s citizens. This work focuses on archiving family footage and materials. These merge with the artist’s own experiences of Cyprus, her own displacement and the concept of the Buffer Zone or Green Line. The United Nations Buffer Zone divides the island into north and south. Cyprus has become a country where borders and checkpoints are normalised. Fatta’s current research and artworks reflect her experience of going through the Buffer Zone in the capital Lefkosia (also known as Nicosia), which remains the only divided capital in the world. The film contains found footage taken in 1981, including clips of Fatta’s uncles trying to find their abandoned home from within the Buffer Zone. Alongside the film, a green line runs through the gallery space from east to west, mirroring that of the island. This work was part of the 'Thirteen Ways of Looking' exhibition (2 October - 13 December 2020)

Details

  • Title: Μια Aτελείωτη Συνομιλία (An Endless Conversation) View 1
  • Creator: Andreana Fatta
  • Date Created: 2020
  • Type: Film
  • Medium: Archival Footage 1981, ongoing digital archive, green vinyl

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