Was thrilled to be invited to contribute to the Pafos 2017 Mouttalos event – celebrating past and present life in the old Turkish quarter of the city. Our audio walk – The Quiet Village – took people into the area through a number of sound chapters. It was great meeting locals, ex-pats and students and hearing their experiences!
The audio walk can be heard here:
The Quiet Village
Arranged by: Angela Petrou & Maria Hadjisoteriou from Nicosia University.
Supported by the Danish Arts Council.
This April the Uneasy Listening duo were thrilled to have a residency at the inspiring Kimonos Art Center in Pafos. By suggestion of the Culture Capital Pafos 2017 we were to explore the old Turkish area of Mouttalos, which currently is undergoing serious renovation. The task of making a sound piece about a place with such a complex embedded history proved to be a challenge – it’s easy to fall into dramatic traps about war and refugees – and in doing so fall for artistic clichés. We ended up relating to the quiet of this area that seemed to evolve into a melancholic silence after spending time there. The four artists running Kimonos artistic heaven were amazing hosts, and organised a very honest and moving presentation of our work on April 11th. The response was very fruitful, and the piece is something we are keen to develop.
For the Culture Capital 2014 the Leftovers of the War team gather to make an exciting new interpretation of this European family saga.
This version will take place on May 28th, 29th,30th & 31st in the former KGB headquarters in Riga that will be occupied by artistic projects for the Culture Capital.
Supported by the Cultural Capital Riga 2014, the Occupation Museum of Latvia & Culture Point North