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DIMITRIS CHEIMONAS

IS AN ARTIST, THEATRE-MAKER, AND PERFORMER.

HIS WORK INVESTIGATES THEATRE CONVENTIONS, DEVICES, AND FRAMES THROUGH THEIR USE AND ABUSE. FOR HIS 15m² ACTIVITY, TITLED RALLY UP FOR THE UNKNOWN, CHEIMONAS PROPOSES THE CREATION OF A 15m² DANCEFLOOR WHERE PEOPLE COMING FROM A VARIETY OF SOCIAL GROUPS ARE INVITED TO MOVE TO THE SOUND OF LIVE MUSIC, WITHOUT ANY VERBAL EXCHANGE. FOR THREE CONTINUOUS DAYS, THREE LIVE MUSICIANS AND 7-15 PARTICIPANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REMAIN ACTIVE PHYSICALLY THROUGHOUT THE DURATION OF THE MUSIC, RESPONDING TO THE SOUND AND TO EACH OTHER. THE ACTS WILL BE DOCUMENTED WITH A THERMOGRAPHIC CAMERA, CAPTURING THE TEMPERATURE PRODUCED BY THE BODIES AS THEY ATTEMPT TO COMMUNICATE. THE ACTIVITY WILL BE HELD IN NICOSIA, AUTUMN 2022.

SESSIONS

A PROGRAMME OF QUEER HAPPENINGS

OCTOBER - DECEMBER 2022

6 SAPFOUS, OLD TOWN, 1011 NICOSIA

SESSIONS IS A THREE-MONTH PUBLIC PROGRAMME OF QUEER EVENTS SPANNING FROM LIVE MUSIC, POETRY, THEATRE, AND DANCE PERFORMANCES, TO TALKS, WORKSHOPS, PARTIES, AND SCREENINGS. OVER THE COURSE OF OCTOBER TO DECEMBER 2022, SESSIONS PRESENTS A SERIES OF CROSS-POLLINATING HAPPENINGS THAT CELEBRATE THE MULTIPLICITY OF INTERPRETATION AND ENGAGEMENT, AND WIDEN THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE PERSONAL AND THE COLLECTIVE.

A SUPPORT STRUCTURE IS INSTALLED BY DIMITRIS CHIMONAS AND LEX GREGORIOU AT THE BASEMENT OF 6 SAPFOUS IN NICOSIA OLD TOWN (EX DRIVEDRIVE), DESIGNED TO ELABORATE ON MODES OF EXCHANGE, PARTICIPATION, AND WITNESSING. THE STAGE IS FRAMED IN RESPONSE TO A COLLABORATIVE PROJECT BY ARTIST PANAYIOTIS MICHAEL TO MAKE USE OF AND ACTIVATE A 15M2 SURFACE. THE SURFACE MEASURE WAS ONCE A PATHWAY TO MICHAEL’S FAMILY HOUSE THAT WAS NEVER BUILT DUE TO THE EVENTS OF 1974. TAKING THE CUE FROM THIS INVITATION, A 15M2 SPACE IS NOW A FLOOR OF PLAY, SHADOWS, AND DREAMS FOR PATTERNING PRESENT AND IMAGINATIVE ENCOUNTERS.

THE LOUNGE ON THE GROUND FLOOR CONSISTS OF SOFT SCULPTURES CRAFTED BY EVA AND BELINDA PAPAVASILIOU (COURTESY OF MORIR SOÑANDO), ENHANCED BY THE SCENTS OF FLORICIENTA IUVENALIS. A BAR TABLE PROVIDING FITTING BEVERAGES, COCKTAILS BY BAR SOUVENIR AND HAND-COOKED FOOD BY YIORGOS ROSSIDES ACCOMPANY EACH SESSION. SIMULTANEOUS TO THE HAPPENINGS, PASHIES LTD WILL BE DEVISING THE PRELUDE, INTERLUDE, AND ENCORE ONLINE, WHILST AN IN-SITU GESTURE BY ORESTIS LAZOURAS IS TO BE UNCOVERED.

SESSIONS SETS THROUGH AN OPEN AND SAFE SPACE TO EXPERIMENT, PRACTICE, AND SHARE— YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS.

 

OPENING SESSIONS: 15M2

OCT 14-15-16, 2022

19:00-23:00

15M2 INVITES DIMITRIS CHIMONAS INVITES RAW SILVER, AYIOSLOIZOS, DJ HARAMA, INVITE YOU TO THE OPENING SESSION:15M2. THREE DJS WARM UP THE SPACE FOR ONE HOUR AND FIFTEEN MINUTES EACH DAY, ON FRIDAY THE 14TH, SATURDAY THE 15TH, & SUNDAY THE 16TH OF OCTOBER 2022. OPENING SESSIONS PERFORMANCES START AT 20:30.

RAW SILVER, 14/10

RAW SILVER IS THE SYNAESTHETIC DESCRIPTION OF NIKOS STEPHOU SOUND PERFORMANCE ALIAS SINCE 2010. WITH IT HE HAS ACCOMPLISHED VARIOUS RELEASES ON COMPILATIONS ON RECORD LABELS AROUND THE WORLD, INCLUDING HIS HOMELAND RECORD LABEL HONEST ELECTRONICS OF WHICH HE HAS CO-CREATED. A STORY-TELLER PERFORMER COMFORTABLE IN ALL-TERRAIN CRUISING.

AYIOSLOIZOS, 15/10

LOIZOS OLYMPIOS IS AN ARTIST FROM LEMESOS, CYPRUS WHOSE CURRENT PRACTICE EXPLORES QUEERNESS-SPACE-TEXT-ECOLOGY THROUGH COLLAGE, PHOTOGRAPHY, ASEMIC WRITING, BOOKMAKING, ARCHIVING, AND COLLECTION BUILDING (PRINTED MATTER).

DJ HARAMA, 16/10

DJ HARAMA - AKA ELEKTRONIKI - IS A PROJECT THAT CAME TO LIGHT WITH THE INTENTION OF PLAYING SOUNDS FITTING TO THOSE FLUID TRANSITIONAL HOURS. DEPENDING ON THE TIME SLOT GIVEN, HARAMA TAKES YOU THROUGH A COLLAGE OF SOUNDS CREATING A SOUNDSCAPE OF ELEVATING, DEEP AND EXPERIMENTAL ENVIRONMENTS. DJ HARAMA HAS BEEN EXPLORING THIS IDEA FOR THE PAST 3 YEARS AT HER MONTHLY NOODS RADIO SHOW CALLED CORAL BAY, AS WELL AS WITH HER LIVE IMPROVISATIONAL PERFORMANCES AS ELEKTRONIKI.

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