Site specific, floor – based, interactive installation 10 x 5 m.
An ice cream cone with two lemon- flavoured balls was served to the visitors and passers by of Ledras Street check point, in Nicosia. Each ball originated from, and inevitably represented, each one of the two parts of the island of Cyprus. Each cone was wrapped inside a specially designed paper wrap, individually numbered and coloured in different shades of yellow. Guests were invited to combine the possibly wrinkled and ice-cream-stained wrapping paper, in a collective and life size, 300 – piece puzzle.
This composition was in a constant state of flux during the exhibition. The rule of this life-size, floor puzzle was simple: visitors identified and placed the yellow, randomly numbered wrapping paper on the floor installation. The image of their movements walking on this constructed piece of land, trying to reveal the unknown yet correct place to stand, remitted to an already known choreography.
The completion of this game was totally depending on the visitors and their willingness to interact. The final image depicted the map of the island of Cyprus, a geographic area, which gradually evolved into another, architectural space, the one of Ledras street check – point. Many thanks to all participants!
To watch documentation of the event follow this link.
A Space in 300 Pieces (or Peaces), organised by The Aeschylou Arcade, Ledras Street check point, Nicosia, Cyprus.
Documentation of the 5 – hour event, photos by Christa Antoniou, Demetris Neokleous and Lea Petrou.