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Celebrating Emerging Greek Photography: Nikolas Ventourakis – ‘Defining Cyprus’s Borderlands’

Nikolas Ventourakis is a visual artist living and working in Αthens and London. His practice situates in the threshold between art and document, in the attempt to interrogate the status of the photographic image.

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‘Defining Lines – Borderlands’ is a project focused on the areas in and around the Western Sovereign Base Area of Akrotiri on the island of Cyprus. The Area, which is one of the two British Sovereign Territories created in 1960, is autonomous and has as head of the state the British Monarch. There are no border barriers, no custom posts between most of the Area lands and the Republic. Normal civilian day to day life takes place along the peninsula and right next to and inside the border. It is hard to tell if you have crossed into UK land. Using modern technology and such devices as iPhones and services like Google Maps the border becomes apparent and real. These borders are open at all times. They separate the land at all times.

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Nikolas Ventourakis is exhibiting his work at Athens Photo Festival 2015.

 

 

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