A kind of a "dangerous supplement", marked, scarred on a body, post-orgasmically, always, already in anticipation of (a) crisis OR for a desert avec 'agape'. Mindb(l)ogg(l)ing Noise. "Avalanche, would you share my last pursuit?" (Baudelaire)

Thursday, April 28, 2011

fig 1, Black ink on left arm, Artist: Giulio at The Family Business, EC1R 4QE, London, 28th April 2011.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Saturday, April 23, 2011


"Love is when you meet someone who tells you something new about yourself." Andre Breton

Monday, April 18, 2011

Rethinking Cat Stevens

Or Electro-Disco Is A Cypriot's Invention

"It has been said that this could be the first ever electro track from way back in 1977. It even has the dog barks that became so synonymous with many electro tracks of the 80's. A classic and quite possibly seminal electro track. A&M records Catalogue 1971-S."

"Although this single did not come out until November 1977, the album which spawned this track (Izitso) was released April 1977 (some sources say May).
Although 50% of the Proto-Electro of the 70's is an offshoot of Kraut-Rock turned Space-Disco, the other 50% is an offshoot of Funk-Jazz. Being Chick Corea (of Miles Davis's Bitches Brew album) is largely featured on this track, one can tie this to the Proto-Electro lineage that includes other Jazz luminaries as Herbie Hancock and Lionel Hampton, leading to Tyrone Brunson and Paul Hardcastle. In contrast to this track, the remainder of the album was backed by the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section."

"As history goes, "Was Dog A Doughnut" is not recognized as one of the most important Electronic records ever made. People always give Kraftwerk's "Trans Europe Express" a name-check for that. But Cat Stevens did produce this track without hearing Kraftwerk. This could be the first Electronic record ever recorded and Cat Stevens was known as a Folk/Rock artist and not a forefather of Electronic Music. On this 1977 release we have the prototype electro track, one that pre-dates Giorgio Moroder, Kraftwerk and YMO. We have a timeless classic here, Moog eruptions and electronic drum programming which arrived 5 years prior to The Roland 808. We have the Dog Barks, which became the electro standard in 1982, we have Mantronix and Freddy Fresh, name-checking it, while Jellybean did his own cover version, yet people still do not know...."

The End of Youth

Thursday, April 14, 2011

The Way To Love

For being in love is to be relieved of gravity.

Scene from the 1984 film Τρελλός απο Αγάπη.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The APOTHEKE Revolutionary Anthem

Untitled (Getting off the bus at Nicosia International Airport), 2011

Monday, April 11, 2011

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Past Tenses

Μαρία Αναστασίου
7-22 Απριλίου 2011

Με την ευρηματική εγκατάσταση της νεαρής δημιουργού Μαρίας Αναστασίου, Here, This Time. A Terrible Beauty, εγκαινιάζεται το πρόγραμμα εκθέσεων της APOTHEKE, για το 2011.

Προφητικά γοητευμένη από την διάδοση φυσικών καταστροφών δια μέσου των εικόνων, η νεάρη Κυπρια δημιουργός, βραβεύμενη με το Deutche Bank Award for Art, διερευνά στο έργο της την ιδιοσυγρασία και τις τάσεις κατανάλωσης του οπτικού.
Αντιλαμβανώμενη την στιγμή της εννοιολογικής κατανόησης, το 'περιεχόμενο', ως απλα αλλη μια επιφάνεια, μια διαστρεβλωμένη τέταρτη διάσταση, εξ ίσου μετατοπισμένη απο το γεγονός και τυφλωμένη από το φένεσθαι , η δουλειά της Μαρίας Αναστασίου με τίτλο Here, This Time. A Terrible Beauty, εξερευνά την φύση του θεάματος, και το θέαμα της φύσης, ως ένα άμεσο υπολειμμα, ένα αρχείο που θα μπορούσε να αποσαφηνίσει, προσωρινά και ατελώς, τη διαρκή εναλλασόμενη σχέση μας με την πράξη του βλέπειν.

Η Μαρία Αναστασίου αποφοίτησε από το Royal College of Art του Ηνωμένου Βασιλείου, έχωντας ήδη βραβευτεί για τη δουλεία της με το Deutche Bank Award for Art, το 2010. Έργα της έχουν παρουσιαστεί στο British Film Institute, στο Centre for Contemporary Arts Glasgow και την γκαλερί Chisenhale στο Λονδινο. Ζεί και εργάζεται στο Λονδίνο.

Μαρία Αναστασίου, Here, This Time, A Terrible Beauty
Εγκαίνια: Πέμπτη, 7 Απριλίου 2011, 20:00
Διάρκεια Έκθεσης: 7-22 Απριλίου 2011, Δευτέρα -Σάββατο, 17:00-21:00
Κλεάνθη Χριστοφίδη 23, Πάροδος Λεύκωνος, Λευκωσία
Πληροφορίες: 99764816 / www.apothekecontemporaryarts.com

Στις 5 Μαϊου η APOTHEKE παρουσιαζει την καινούργια έκθεση του Κωνσταντίνου Ταλιώτης με τίτλο MERCEDES.
H ΑPOTHEKE θα λάβει μέρος και στην φετινή ART ATHINA, απο της 12-15 Μαϊου 2011, με έργα της Μαρίας Τουμάζου και Μαρίας Αναστασίου.

Maria Anastassiou
7-22 April 2011

APOTHEKE kicks off its 2011 programme with the innovative film work Here, This Time, A Terrible Beauty, by Maria Anastassiou.

Prophetically intrigued by the proliferating visual dissemination of natural disasters, the young Cypriot Deutche Bank awarded artist's work engages with the temperament and trends of the consumption of images. Understanding the moment of present meaning, of 'content', as a mere surface effect, a distorted fourth panel, removed from the event and fascinated by appearance, Maria Anastassiou's film work Here, This Time, A Terrible Beauty explores the nature of spectacle, and the spectacle of nature as an immediate relic, an archive that could imperfectly unlock our ever-changing relationship with the act of seeing.

Maria Anastassiou graduated from the Royal College of Art, having already been awarded the Deutche Bank Award for Art, in 2010. Her work has been exhibited amongst others at the British Film Institute, the Centre for Contemporary Arts Glasgow and the Chisenhale Gallery. She currently lives and works in London.

Maria Anastassiou, Here, This Time, A Terrible Beauty
Opening: Thursday, 7th April 2011, 20:00
Duration: 7-22 April 2011, Monday-Saturday, 17:00-21:00
23 Kleanthis Christofides Street, Off Lefkonos Street, Nicosia
Info: 99764816 / www.apothekecontemporaryarts.com

Next Show at APOTHEKE: Constantinos Taliotis, MERCEDES, 5-20 May 2011
APOTHEKE will also be participating at ART ATHINA 2011, in Athens, from the 12th to the 15th May 2011, with new works by Maria Toumazou and Maria Anastassiou.

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Την Μάνα Σου!

"Ναι ρε γιατί εσένα 'εν σε γέννησε μάνα; Εφύτρωσες;"

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