ISLAND IN THE SUN
The audio-visual installation mediates fragmented life experiences of migrants, propagating new interpretations and perspectives on the global movement of people through the lens of Cyprus. Despite restrictive asylum and integration policies, maltreatment and deportation, Cyprus remains for many individuals the first
stepping-stone to reach European soil.
This journey is a play with fate. In hope of escaping the cycle of poverty and hardship, individuals negotiate their existence between work visas, pending asylum cases and intermarriage. Whilst separated from family members, the desire for freedom, safety,
and self determination proves resilient. Overcoming barriers through the connectedness of social media and mobile technology, the imagination of future possibilities seen and unseen is without end.
Please contact us for partnership opportunities and if you like to host the exhibition in your community, school or outreach event.
Exhibition: Island In The Sun
Video and Photography by Maren Wickwire
Text by Melissa Hekkers
Goethe-Institut Nicosia, Exhibition Hall
10 – 18 November 2016
Restart Europe | Cyprus Youth Council
23 – 24 of May 2017
Cultural Centre Mills in Kaimakl, Nicosia
April 2017 | Nicosia
We are grateful for the support of:
ST.JOSEPH SOCIAL CENTER & CARITAS CYPRUS