Open Lecture: Walking Arts 2.0
Amphitheatre 1, Tassos Papadopoulos Building, Corner of Themis and Ifigenias Street
19 October 2021, 20:00
Workshop: Walking Arts 2.0
18-21 October 2021
The international practice-based project Collaborative Art Project which was successfully launched in 2020 by Professor Klitsa Antoniou with guest artist Maria Loizidou, is organized for a second year by Cut Contemporary Fine Arts Lab of the Department of Fine Arts at the Cyprus University of Technology. Within the framework of this program, artists with international recognition and significant work are invited to share aspects of their work with the students of the Department, as well as with the general public. The aim of the program is on the one hand to offer participants a "toolkit" for observing, recording and analyzing the work of the invited artists, which they will be able to adapt later in their own artistic process, and on the other hand to familiarize them with experimental artistic interventions of a collaborative nature.
The second guest of the Collaborative Art Project is Geert Vermeire. He is a curator, poet and artist, from Belgian origin, moving constantly between Greece, Portugal and Brazil. Through collaborative processes, departing from the ethical involvement of cultural action, he has rooted his work in walking arts, extending it into sound art and digital art. He is one of the pioneers in locative media, with a focus on spatial writing, locative sound & performance and social practices. Since the early 2000s walking is key to his artistic work, centered around place and ecology, relating to our planet in crisis, unfolding around human connections, text and space, with works of arts, site-specific interventions and artistic walks engaging both with the landscape and with those walking through the landscape.