Visual Artist

Maria Papacharalambous

istanbul :: more datacity

Date: March 19 , 2011 (3 pm – 7 pm)

Venue: amberPlatform, Türkgücü cad. no:3A, Tophane in Istanbul

Binary Code Art Group

Two Artists from Nicosia: Maria Papacharalambous & Achilleas Kentonis

“Concepts and Stakes in the Digital City” 

Nafiz Akşehirlioğlu

Presentation – 20 min

How to begin thinking about the components of our own intellectual-artistic engagement and investment in the reality of hybrid technological city, including the questions we pose, concepts we employ to describe, analyze or be inspired by its reality as artists, researchers, thinkers? Through short forays into widely used terms such as interaction, participation, plurality, virtuality, hybridity, multiplicity and interdisciplinary, I hope to make a beginning.

“Data Cities – A Bipolar Landscape Based On Electromagnetic Transmissions In Conflict Zones: A Study On Nicosia”
Achilleas Kentonis
Presentation – 20 min


Coffee Break – 15 min


“Post Utopia” [Recycling Plato]

Video screening (10min)

“Roadmap To Happiness – The Magic Of Water”
Maria Papacharalambous
Presentation-performance – 30 min

Present a selection of actions starting from Nicosia with the trilogy (Here & tHere), then to Cairo Biennale, and finally in her last show in the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Arts in Thessaloniki with the title Here Now Happiness. Performance with interaction with audience and offers “placebo happiness pills”.

“Water – A Medium For City Social Intervention For Wellbeing”

Achilleas Kentonis

Presentation and performance – 20 min

A project proposed for Nicosia water network. A artistic approach via alternative scientific methods to have a social intervention.

“Once… a dress” [experimental film]

Video screening -10 min

20 min