In Situ

Long Durational Performance—2017

  • P. Panayiotis Mina/ Cyprus Museum
  • P. Panayiotis Mina/ Cyprus Museum
  • P. Panayiotis Mina/ Cyprus Museum
  • P. Pavlos Vrionides/ Rialto Theater Limassol, Cyprus
  • P. Pavlos Vrionides/ Rialto Theater Limassol, Cyprus
  • P. Pavlos Vrionides/ Rialto Theater Limassol, Cyprus
  • P. David Beecroft/ Neues Museum Berlin, Germany
  • P. David Beecroft/ Neues Museum Berlin, Germany
  • P. Stelios Kallinikou/ Archaeological Museum of the Lemesos District, Cyprus
  • P. Stelios Kallinikou/ Archaeological Museum of the Lemesos District, Cyprus
  • P. Pavlos Vrionides/ Archaeological Museum of the Lemesos District, Cyprus
  • P. Stelios Kallinikou/ Archaeological Museum of the Lemesos District, Cyprus

Dance and performance artist Elena Antoniou presents the long durational performance In Situ. In Situ is about viewing and being viewed, viewing somebody else’s observation, observing the act of viewing and elevating human presence to an everlasting artefact. Up to now, In Situ has been presented for 13 days, 81 hours at Cyprus Museum, Rialto Theater, Neues Museum Berlin and Archaeological Museum of the Lemesos District.

In Situ at the Museum—The artist begins her performance by visiting the Museum and observing its exhibits. Then she invites the audience to observe the antiquities as well as her attempt to interact with the exhibits, the space and the visitors of the Museum. The long duration of her presence in the space evokes a transformation of roles and relationships, as the context and content of the act is being constantly redefined.

In Situ (other)—The artist introduces her work involving the human/creator in a space disassociated to the museum. Placed on a plinth for 6 hours the artist operates on the creation of a live exhibit at “here now”, whereby the body and the human presence is elevated to an everlasting artefact. The presence of the beholder activates the transition between the sound and visual environment while the long duration of her presence in the space evokes a transformation of roles and relationships, as the context and content of the act is being constantly redefined.

The performance In Situ (other) encourages the spectator/ visitor to experience the performance as long as it needed, to exit and return in the space as many times as one wishes.

An in situ sightseeing.
Seeing exhibits
Exhibiting sights
An observation of viewing.
Viewing somebody else’s observation evokes a transformation of roles and relationships, as the context and content of the act is being redefined.
Breathing
A condition of movement. The annulment of stillness.
Stillness
Stillness before a quest for movement.

CREDITS

CONCEPT AND PERFORMANCE Elena Antoniou // SOUND COMPOSITION for In Situ (other) Stavros Gasparatos // SPECIAL THANKS to Polys Peslikas, Georgios Makridis, Giulia Galvan, Yiannis Violaris and to the Department of Antiquities Cyprus.

PERFORMANCES

Cyprus Museum
3 Days, 19 Hours
International Museum Day 2018
FUNDED AND ORGANIZED BY the Department of Antiquities Cyprus

Rialto Theater Limassol, Cyprus
1 Day, 6 Hours
Dance Throughout the Year 2018
FUNDED BY the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture of Cyprus // ORGANIZED BY Dancehouse Lemesos

Neues Museum Berlin, Germany
3 Days, 22 Hours
On the occasion of the 100th death anniversary of the archaeologist Max Ohnefalsch Richter.
FUNDED AND ORGANIZED BY the Embassy of the Republic of Cyprus in Berlin in collaboration with Neues Museum and Humboldt University

Archaeological Museum of the Lemesos District, Cyprus
6 Days, 34 Hours
Summer Dance Festival 2017 by Nea Kinisi
FUNDED BY the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture of Cyprus // ORGANIZED BY Nea Kinisi-Cyprus New Movement of Dance Companies, Dancers and Choreographers

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