The Cultural Movement exARTis presents the new visual installation in a public space, by the group Peace2peace/Connective Threads, curated by Elena Daniil. » Elena Danielstated that it is a collective project, made of pieces of knitwear using the chisel/crochet technique.
It is, he continued, a project of social acceptance, inclusion, transmission of new knowledge, hope and inclusion in the social fabric of the city, which was embraced by women from all the communities of Cyprus, who collaborated to create it over the last seven months.
This small community that we created for this purpose, stopped for a while due to the pandemic, but they were reactivated, he noted. Indicatively, he noted that they collected over 500 knitted pieces with the participation of 100 women from all over Cyprus with the aim of the new art installation that will be placed in the Paphos Market on January 20, 2024.
The participants are Greek Cypriot women, women who are from other countries but live permanently in Cyprus, women who participate in various organized groups, such as the Geroskipou Adult Center, a group from Peyia, two groups from Limassol, and Turkish Cypriot women who have long participated in this effort. We all, she added, knit together.
When asked about this, Mrs. Daniil mentioned that the entanglement of pieces had started with Christiana Mouzouri, who, however, unfortunately, passed away. Today she continues herself, she added with the support of all the women who participate in the group. Personally, said Ms. Daniel, the effort itself is very moving because there is the same enthusiasm to create the knitted pieces.
The event and the project will be inaugurated by Georgia Detser, General Director of the Rialto Theater/Artistic Director of PPtE Paphos 2017. The event will be musically invested by a group of students from the Paphos Music School consisting of Sofia Pegeioti, Irini Christofidou, Konstantina Christofidou, Ella Zou Zitong.
It is noted that the action is dedicated to the memory of Christiana Mouzouris, co-founder of Peace2peace/Connective Threads. The action will take place on January 20, 2024 at 11:00 on Agora Street in the Center of Paphos. Entry is free.