Provoking Conversation

Installation art, in my view at least, is more about concept and less about active production. It’s also about context… the who, what, when, where and why. Who are you trying to engage? What are you trying to say? When and where is it best place to do so? Why bother?

Well, that last one is simple and the same for all the pieces I will conceptualise and put on display: to provoke conversation. I don’t like one-way communication. Even as an educator I avoid lectures and prefer discussions. I don’t have the answer to all the problems I can identify, nor am I entitled to suggest the best solution for any of them. I do however believe that any solution worth trying must be born of conversation. So, let’s talk about……

Each installation will pose a different question, some timely, some timeless. I presented the first one along the corniche in Larnaca the week isolation measures were eased and have plans for a second along the Finikoudes strip next weekend, when outdoor cafes and restaurants will be reopen, after almost two months of corona-closure.

I won’t be defacing or damaging any public or private property, but as with most installations in public spaces, one can never know how long it’ll remain in tact. I’ll be sure however to take photographs and post them here so that those unfortunate enough not to live in Larnaca can engage in the conversation as well.

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