Mitos and Mağusa Kale Pasajı: A Buffer Fringe partnership
This partnership between Limassol-Famagusta consists of Elena Agathokleous (centre of performing arts MITOS) and Nurtane Karagil Famagusta based artist (using neighbouring community space Mağusa Kale Pasajı) and stems from a direct assignment for the two artists/spaces to each curate a Buffer Fringe event for the 2020 Festival. The concept of displacement is aimed to be reversed from a negative connotation to a positive one and therefore is dealt with as the ability of humans to communicate their ideas that are remote in time and/or space, as the new opportunity to discover a new dynamic, as the possibility to feel connected and at home.
Inspired by the space between the two cities which is 95km, Elena and Nurtane will create complementary maps with 95 stops which will be worth to stop-feel-listen-learn-hear in. During Buffer Fringe Festival the two artist/creators will present a six-hour program in Limassol and Famagusta and simultaneously and possibly in other places. Elena Agathokleous and Nurtane Karagil will also share the work online.
Elena Agathokleous is a director, performer and culture operator, as well as co-founder, artistic director and production director of MITOS (Limassol centre of performing arts). With post-Grotowski theatrical education, she participates in international/European programs and meetings on performers’ techniques and the role/responsibilities/functions of the performing arts. She designs/leads European programs, festivals and residency programs. She works for the sustainability of the art space Vinegar Factory. Lastly, she is a theatre instructor for the lipasma program, for theatrical workshops in school-priority zones and for international workshops for professionals/amateurs.
Nurtane Karagil is a Famagusta based multi-disciplinary independent artist. She has university teaching experience, collaborates with non-profit community organisations, works with/mentors young people and creates mural painting. Her work utilises the power of memory, dreams and surreal fantasies to create another reality that combines her childhood memories and chaotic everyday life in Cyprus. Her collaborative work seeks possible potential among participants towards their creative optimum, as a mentor and consultant.
The participant artists will be confirmed.