ή.τ.α.ν./rough explanation. -by maria t.

a well thought and at the same time a quite childish idea. a banner for every house that falls.

i had already sent the “manifesto” to newspapers(by e-mails) and received no replies.

with roam, we’ve put the first banner up. during our winter break.

then, we put posters around the city. during our spring break.

we got noticed by “ysterografo”(phileleftheros).

and now we shall continue during our long summer break.

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11 responses to “ή.τ.α.ν./rough explanation. -by maria t.

  1. Anonymous

    ατέ καλή επιτυχία! Δύσκολο το έργο σας γιατί απ ότι βλέπουμε ολοένα και περισσότερα καλλιτεχνήματα, κατεδαφίζοντε.

  2. Good for you!!!
    Any publicity is good publicity.
    Even in the guise of Parpa’s near-stupidity.
    Ate! Bravo!!

  3. :)thnx./
    @dem
    hmm!thimume pu previous post su oti en tin simbathas tin typissa!

  4. well….i like her and in general i like isterografo. i just do. can’t help it.

    and very smart idea to include that column with “foreigners in our city”.

    anyway back to HTAN.

    Vasika we have a couple of things in mind with Maria. About “charting” and keeping an archive. Although i am not sure how valid the archive would be since we are not “trained” to spot the culture behind the copycat or whatever.

    But i guess in our case, even the copycats matter.

  5. It is not a matter of ‘liking’ her or not.
    I actually have nothing against her as a person – and as much I can be a judge of it the same applies for her feeling to me (right Elena?)

    But when her, and others, attempt through their given public positions, to exercise a form of criticality, however restricted due to circumstances it makes me sad and angry and I am left gobsmacked by how people actually profit on the expense of us all (to talk about validation roam) while remaining totally disengaged (and in th mid to long run indifferent). What is the use of all the sloppy words of none can offer itself as a weapon? We are still loosing houses – history if you will- to no other than to people who really, really like ysterografo (and really, really can’t stand Cyprus as a process – you know, Kylie never showing up down here, bars not being able to mix a cocktail right, men having too much hair)

    You have now been officially included to the clan of cultural producers ( to carry on talking about validation, roam), right? Ysterografo. Aaaa! But if any production is to sustain itself more than a nod is needed, no? Otherwise what we will be left with is an archive of ‘waz ere”s.
    A historiography – a reportage- not a criticality, a shift, a change.

    Still, well done for getting noticed – and for all the courage and patience and stubbornness. Fare Forward!

  6. @ Demetri: i like the feeling of urban in ysterografo. The way they present their text etc.

    Words never actually did anything. Yes, they were the cradle of inspiration for people with guts but most importantly these words reached people of action. And precisely, that is what Cyprus is lacking in general; action.

    Cultural clan? Is there such a thing? I am too naive to comprehend the meaning of this. But from they way you described the situation i’d say that this clan is “divided”. We don’t need that.

    Whatever happened to pure interest into culture and not projecting it into a ‘self-achievement’…Validation is not subjective, it is very much objective. It depends on whether you have the knowledge and experience in your field.

    I have nothing to do with culture. I just posess the sheer hope that my city won’t turn into a block of ugly cement. And i will try to turn my hope into action.

  7. Oh, so that’s the activism you were talking about.

    Out of some bizarre set of coincidences those issues of the Υστερόγραφο that fell in my hands (I promised never to buy Phileleftheros again for personal reasons) were not to my liking, mainly because they generated in me the sense that they were written by people who wanted to live somewhere else and that they were directed to people who already lived somewhere else. The page you posted above however seems to have quite decent articles so I may start scavenging for copies to see if my impression will change.

    Roam for someone who has nothing to do with culture you sure are steeped in it. Like all of us. The issue is which aspects of that culture each one embraces and to what degree.As for Nicosia, for me it’s already a block of ugly cement it’s just that we like to ignore the fact by clinging into those tiny spots of beauty within the sea of ugliness.

  8. You know that old house at St.Dometios right next to the traffic lights? It looks like an English mansion from the 1900s.

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