this is it
by Dimitris Chimonas
Dimitris Chimonas has created this is it, a site-specific new piece for Mind Your Step, researching on the area of Mouttallos, where our exploration will start.
Mouttallos, a former Turkish village inhabited by Greek-Cypriots, is a perfect encapsulation of history and dream, a magma of conflicting narrations of the past and aspirations to a solid projection of the future. A space that keeps transforming by its inhabitants (Mouttallos as well as the whole island of Cyprus), opens up to Europe, stimulating notions of history, identity, and memory. The physical landscape of a community is communicated through verbal language, and reproduced or represented through imagery and sound always depending on the individual who takes on the responsibility of communicating. In this performance the artist becomes a quite original tour guide to the public, becoming the medium between audience and context.