Respublika! Community Media Arts Festival
Artist: Mathieu Devavry
Montage: Mathieu Devavry
Sound: Elena Volina
9/12 Faneromeni Square, Nicosia
10/12 Hoi Polloi, Nicosia
Connecting some Historical announcements; historical, war, peace, science, arts, technology, music, sports, medicine etc. in different languages on a tape, the listeners who comes in contact with the tape is able to express their thoughts and impressions through painting.
Painting is the imprinting medium of the participants’ feelings or thoughts while they are hearing the material. Choosing a color and different kinds of materials, the participant creates a massive emotional manifestation of this tape. Each color and material represents an emotion, a thought, a reaction, probably also a nothing.
This project is trying to evoke the participants’ thoughts through sound and express those through painting instead of using writing, papers, books, speaking or sharing of opinions. This is an open invitation for participating in a public place of Nicosia. The project works towards the democratization of History, opening up official narratives and giving people a means of expression in the narration of history.