In my search for contemporary visual evidence of the everyday relationship of Cypriots with archaeological artefacts, I decided to photograph the owners of life-sized replicas of Aphrodite of Soli next to their statues. While the “original” statue is exhibited at the Cyprus Museum on a pedestal, these copies step down from their pedestals and become domestic objects, exposed to the elements and placed alongside plants and other everyday objects.
The prints that intersect the photographs in the slide show above, are riso prints of archival photographs of isolated photographers at archaeological sites. They are five limited edition prints of 50 copies each.
Part of the Ar[t]chaeology Project: www.artchaeologyproject.com
“Ar[t]chaeology”, Nicosia Municipal Arts Center, Nicosia, 2018/2019
Venice Biennale of Architecture (16th International Architecture Exhibition), Venice, Italy, 2018