Thinker Maker Space
For almost two years now I have been appointed the responsibility of setting up and managing a digital fabrication and rapid prototyping workshop for CYENS Coe and the Nicosia Municipality. It has been a long journey but a rewording one none the less. ThinkerMakerSpace has been running now for the past six months while its constantly being updated with new equipment, materials and members. Featured here are images from some of the projects that got developed by my team in collaboration with resident artists, members and researchers.
The Bitter Truth
Sneak pic of a little something i have been secretly working on for the past six months. Have been advised and helped by quite a few people to pull this of @omrspnyds @georgiosart @xyzdesignhouse thanks again. Cant wait to see the package design by @omrspnyds coming your way pretty soon. Had to master more than one principles in order to have a dissent looking edible final product. #moldmaking #chocolate #3dprinting #3dmodeling ..... Anyone not familiar with cypriot politics and history am afraid you might not get the visual joke. #cyprushaveabreak Spoof project.
Collaborative print done with, @omrspnyds on type, typography, riso. Me on the illustration, composition, printmaking and text AΛΛΑΞΕCΕΞΑΛΛΑ is a palindrome text, that can translate in english as, "you have changed erratically".Don't get touchy everybody its been some time they are stuffing us with this one, I just visualized it. ..... Anyone not familiar with Cypriot politics and history am afraid you might not get the visual joke. #cyprushaveabreak Spoof project.
Rise Museum Lab
Illustrations For CYENS Coe Museum lab visualising the labs research upon augmented reality and mix-r for future use in museums. A pleasant opportunity for me to sit and think of all the cliche projections on what the future of art and technology hold for us and re-evaluate my perception.
An Experimentation series on laser cutting and printmaking. A mixed media journey on the infinite possibilities of pattern work. Along side Experimenting with flaws of materials in structured environments and using the worst kind of wood and #lasercutting, aka cheating for the best kind of printmaking. #woodblock . Work got featured at Paris Printmaking bienalle.
last minute Props made for Cypriot film crew in the most old-school of ways. Elastic mould, corn starch and caramel consist the basic ingredients.
In Search of Common Myth - Pafos-Leeuwarden
The object of my myth is, The Journey Its title, the moment of arrival Its form, a visually represented question. What’s scarier? Moving from the dark towards the light or from the light towards the dark? What would be the experience of an egg when placed on a ledge between these two options? Note: Eggs cannot stay still vertically unless they are laid on a soft surface or have one of their tips broken.
Elementa .02 Nicosia
Residency exhibition at Artseen Gallery. Once again exploring pattern-work and myth in the search of emotional ties to pretty little things and random results that just feel right .
Pattern Design Fig. 1 - 6
Light-Satin, Silk scarf / Measuring 68x68 cm / Printed in the UK / Inspired, by patterns found at archeological sites on the isle of Cyprus / Featured as Part of Exhibition "In Search of Identity" / Fig.4 and Fig.6 can be bought here, alatou.bigcartel.com
Patterns and Symbols " In Search of Identity "-Book
Publications and Subject form of my personal exhibition Patterns and Symbols " In Search of Identity " Presented here both in Pictures and e-book format. In case you want to acquire it in its physical form follow the link to 'Αλατου Shop on the left hand side of your screen.
Book Arts, Personal Exhibition, Publication
Patterns and Symbols "in Search of Identity"-Exhibition
An In-progress, visual research journal While working as a freelance illustrator of antiquities, I have been recording patterns and symbols that I encounter in archives, museums and Cypriot archaeological sites. Depicting selected patterns and symbols in sequence and in contrast with each other, I am aiming to map potential evolutions and migrations of notions and narratives within ancient Cypriot found artwork. This exhibition is the first step in documenting my personal journey through this newly found language.
Illustration, Fashion, Pattern Design
Poster created on commission for composer and musician Brice Catherin
Graphic Design, Illustration, Fine Arts
Team members: Marios Constantinides, illustration Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert, Photographer If we could think of one building that best exemplifies the troubled history of Cyprus, that would be the Ledra Palace Hotel. Once praised as the jewel of Cypriot modernity in the heart of Nicosia, now a crumbling dwelling accommodating the United Nations Peacekeeping Force next to the “Green Line”. History and memory can be seen as constructions highlighting specific versions of reality and silencing others. We used the “loaded” space of Ledra Palace Hotel to replay augmented versions of moments in time that can be observed humorously, from a different perspective. The Ledra Palace becomes a stage were different actors perform their pre-described roles. To create these collages and GIFs, we used photographs from the archives of two of the most important photojournalists who worked in the middle of the 20th century, Felix Yiaxis and George Vatiliotis. Their photographs can now be found in the photographic archive of the Public Information Office (PIO), Cyprus.
Very gently, Motionless Opera will stir in the dirtiest things we have inside us. Text: Karelle Ménine Set design: Marios Constantinides Music: Brice Catherin http://www.bricecatherin.org/ Premièred in Avaton (Lemessos, Cyprus) in May 2016.