Live performance by visual artist PASHIAS
Returning to Cyprus with the new live performance “Periphora”, visual artist PASHIAS presents a study of the ‘line’ as a creative and conceptual tool. PASHIAS revisits the use of the ‘line’ in his previous work, to emphasize its capacity in defining a shape, in connecting or separating a set of units. By exploring the interactive dimension of performance art, the artist’s body comes in contact with an audience through the process of rotation, transforming the ‘line’ into a circle or surface and, as a result, into a system of communication.
“Periphora” takes place on Thursday 19th of September from 20:00 until 22:00 at Theatro Polis – OPAP, presented as a result of residency program “BRIDGES” by artistic structure .pelma.Lia Haraki in collaboration with NiMAC (Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre – Pierides Foundation), in which PASHIAS took part during the months of June and September. During the live performance, viewers are welcome to enter and exit the space as many times as they wish.
The participation of PASHIAS in “BRIDGES” residency marks his first activity in Nicosia after the completion of performance “Mountaintop” in dialogue with selected artworks by historical figure Christoforos Savva, for International Museum Day 2018 at the State Gallery of Contemporary Cypriot Art. In 2019, the artist presented live works, lectures and workshops at Institut Supérieur des Beaux Arts de Besançon in France, international performance art festival “Trouble” in Belgium and the gallery Latitude53 in Canada.
Theatro Polis – OPAP (Behind the Old Powerhouse)
Tempon 2, 1016, Nicosia
* Image: “Periphora”, Promotional photograph by PASHIAS, 2019, K. Scoufaridou
* “BRIDGES” is part of the “POLITISMOS” program by the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education & Culture