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Symphonic Node

Written by Thomas Büsch on . Posted in The Passenger, Urban Chant


Our recommodation for the first of May 2015 is the Symphonic Node at the village of Paliomylos that is built in one of the most beautiful localities of Marathasa, in the southerners sides of Troodos, Cyprus.

Symphonic Node is organized by the art and research collective – pick nick – and it will take place on May 1st at 12:00 pm at Paliomylos.

Local and international artists have contributed to this project-event with a letter sent to the post office at this locality. Pick nick have chosen not to exhibit their works but to unfold them from their envelopes among the presence of an active audience who will be reading these letters.

The all day open-air gathering will be dedicated to the act of reading these letters. Imbuing whispering words of temporary soundscapes into the landscape of Paliomylos, considers ways of valuing experiences of echoing narratives. In this sense, pick nick explores the idea of reading letters in convivial gatherings as an exhibition format. The letters become perceivable not through a means of “display” but by their embodiment via a reading given by the audience present.

Pick nick is based in Cyprus and was initiated by Alkis Hadjiandreou (visual artist & architect), Panayiotis Michael (visual artist), Maria Petrides (independent writer and editor). pick nick draws from everyday routines, sites and infrastructures in an effort to zoom into paused potentials, hidden details, and intimate silences, working with and around these conditions. The enthusiasm of pick nick lies in exploring modes which transform ‘exhibiting’ as an inherent part of creative processes, and in (re)searching forms of writing with contemporary art so as to animate writing to its visual affinity.

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