2021 | Animafest Cyprus
In his film project “no man’s air” Gerco de Ruijter focuses on the abandoned plane on Nicosia Airport. He will let it play it’s connecting role again, by leafing back through the past and imagining a peaceful future.
His audiovisual research into the no man’s air above the Airport shows the sky as a connection between north and south and as a mirror of time.
The residence of Gerco de Ruijter will take place in July 2021 in the city of Nicosia and the village of Salamiou, where the 20th Countryside Animafest Cyprus will take place from 11-14 August 2021. Gerco de Ruijter will show the result of his work at the festival in Salamiou in August and in Nicosia in October. The residency is curated by Yiorgos Tsangaris (artistic director Animafest Cyprus) and Gerben Schermer (curator of animation and contemporary art, Netherlands). The residency is made possible by CBK Rotterdam (Netherlands), Droom en Daad Foundation (Netherlands) and Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture – Cultural Services.