Christodoulos Panayiotou

Prologue: Quoting Absence, The End

Christodoulos Panayiotou’s art is concerned with social concepts and practices of performance such as rituals and festivals. Frequently integrating video and sound into the framework of his installations, he conceives thematic fields that remain open to fresh arrangement and reinterpretation at any time.

Panayiotou’s exhibition in Studio 2 will be presented in two sections or phases: from 2 – 3 pm, it will be possible to hear the audio work “Prologue: Quoting Absence” in the almost emptied exhibition space; this is the first in a series of three pieces imitating a classic academic dissertation on the subject of ‘absence’. The 4-channel audio installation, which is always presented in an entirely empty room, is based on a recorded round of closed discussions on the subject of ‘absence’ held by four academics of different disciplines. The discussions were initiated and commissioned by the artist.

From 3 – 7 pm, Christodoulos Panayiotou will be showing a series of works entitled “The End” – this heralds a project to be completed in the Electoral Opera House in Bayreuth on 26th June 2009: there, the artist intends to replace the theatree’s historical backdrop with a deep black curtain for the duration of approximately one hour.

“Quoting Absence / The End” conveys a feeling of isolation and melancholy, so emphasising the aspect of ‘absence’ on which Christodoulos Panayiotouu’s artistic practice is focused.

27.03. – 12.04.2009
Tue - Sun: 2 - 7pm
Admission free

7 - 10 pm

Christodoulos Panayiotou holds a fellowship from UNDO Foundation, Cyprus, in the context of our International Studio Programme.

Studio 2, Bethanien