Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany, 2019


Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany, 2019


Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany, 2019

Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany, 2019


Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany, 2019




Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany, 2019


Radar station, 2018, archival pigment print, 40x28cm
Trailer, 2019, Video,
4 monitors, sound, loop

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Künstlerhaus Bethanien

The video work “Trailer” is a collage of research material from and about the Akrotiri Area. The British Sovereign Base Area of Akrotiri is a space suspended between different and complex narratives. In its landscape, British military facilities intersect a wetland with incredible biodiversity, vitally important for the wider eastern Mediterranean region. On the one hand, thousands of migratory birds use the area as a temporary home; on the other hand, the British military base serves to monitor the flow of political developments in the eastern Mediterranean and Middle East. The work is inspired by videos on YouTube, showing adolescents participating in a summer school at the military base, creating and uploading the videos for fun. Kallinikou put forward an abstract, poetic film carried by a specially composed sound work by Panagiotis Mina, which is an attempt to encapsulate the complicated nuances and contradictions of the area.