planetes | parallel events programme

European Capital of Culture Pafos2017

Πλάνητες [Plánetes]

28 January- 28 February 2017

Old Powerhouse | 8 Vladimiros Heracleous Street, Pafos

Residence on Shelley Street | Ex residence Pafos Chief of Police

Participating artists: Andreas Angelidakis, Rosa Barba, Inal Bilsel, Andrea Bruno, Banu Cennetoğlu, Savvas Christodoulides, Marianna Christofides, Marianna Constanti, Elizabeth Hoak-Doering, Haris Epaminonda, Ben Evans and Alkis Hadjiandreou, Eleni Kamma, Nurtane Karagil, Lito Kattou, Lefteris Olympios, Christodoulos Panayiotou, Yorgos Petrou, Re Aphrodite, Efi Savvides, Socratis Socratous, Lefteris Tapas, Marina Xenofontos, Natalie Yiaxi

Curator: Elena Parpa

Supported by: IFA |Audi| Endress + Hausser| Department of Public Works |ο φιλελεύθερος



Saturday, 4 February | 12.oo  Shelley Residence | Shelley Street, Pafos

Planites Pafos 2017_E.Parpa

You are warmly invited to a discussion and a walk in the city of Pafos as part of ΠΑΡΟΙΚΕΩ issue No2.

ΠΑΡΟΙΚΕΩ issue N01 was written and edited by Eleni Kamma, Michiel Reynaert, Bibi Straatman, Pieter Van Bogaert. It was published on the occasion of the exhibition Oh, for some Amusement! at Netwerk, Aalst, Belgium, in 2015. It consisted of archival material on the political role of Karagoz’s shadow theatre in the former Ottoman Empire, photos and testimonies from the Gezi Park events in 2013 and an email correspondence between the authors, based in Belgium and the Netherlands.

ΠΑΡΟΙΚΕΩ issue N01 attempted to bridge the conceptual and temporal gap between the historical Karagoz and people speaking out today through the notion of Parrhesia, meaning the courage to speak one’s mind.

ΠΑΡΟΙΚΕΩ issue N02 concentrates on the city of Pafos and takes the form of an open call for a discussion and a walk in the city having as ‘guide’ the essay The Politics of Public Things: Neoliberalism and the Routine of Privatization by political theorist Dr. Bonnie Honig. Sharing the belief that walking maintains the viability of public space, the discussion as walk is imagined as invitation to re-think the networks, spaces and things -what Honig describes as ‘the holding environment’- of the city’s fabric.

ΠΑΡΟΙΚΕΩ issue N02 is produced in the context of Πλάνητες [Plánetes], a group art exhibition held at the Old Powerhouse and Shelley Street Residence, Pafos, between 28 January 2017- 28 February 2017, as part of the Inaugural Events Programme of Pafos2017, Cultural Capital of Europe.

Photo: Orestis Lambrou


Saturday, 18 February 2017 |15:00 and 17:00 Shelley Residence | Shelley Street, Pafos

Planites Pafos 2017_E.Parpa

We invite you to Re Aphrodite’s kitchen at the Shelley Residence. Our guests are: Triona Martin, 15:00 and Stephanos Stephanides, around 17:00, to talk about his film Hail mother Kali! (1988). We’ll be watching and talking about the film at the same time.

We have been talking about ideas of the feminine, the shamanic, and its Cypriot otherness with Triona, a healer and a shaman, who lives in Paphos. These conversations are helping us to understand how patterns of ritual are reinterpreted in the way groups of people on the move enact cultural, spiritual and organizational-community belonging. Stephanos’ film allows us a glimpse into the worship of Goddess Kali, by indentured Indian workers in Guyana, South America. The reincarnation of the worship of the goddess by this same group of people has since then moved once again to New York, something Stephanos can talk to us more about.

Photo: Orestis Lambrou


Saturday, 25 February 2017 | 11:00 am Costa and Elli Economou’s Residence | 1, Nikola Economou, 8574 Kissonerga

Planites Pafos 2017_E.Parpa

Book Presentation | Agapite mou koumpare… Twelve letters by Christophoros Savva to Costas Economou by Savvas Christodoulides

This publication negotiates the incomplete correspondence between Cypriot painters, Christophoros Savva and Costas Economou from the late 1950s, early 1960s. The book is by artist Savvas Christodoulides and constitutes a continuation of his research on the relationship between artists and text.

Book introduction by the Dean of the University of Frederick, Dr George Demosthenous.

For more information: +357 99 339733

Photo: Orestis Lambrou