Where are you going young man, handsome like a legend.
Point Centre for Contemporary Art
Nicosia, Cyprus, 2017
In this new series of images Kallinikou continues his research on the politics of the landscape. This time he creates photographs of enigmatic landscapes of Cyprus’ nature. At most of these landscapes one can notice caves that introduce the human element in these images. A primitive form of architecture or gates to another dimension? What we actually witness is Kallinikou’s peripatetic journey and effort to find and photograph the hideouts constructed and used by the EOKA guerrilla group during the national liberation struggle of 1955 – 1959 against British rule. The forest as a holy place becomes the space where Kallinikou, moving through primal paths, wonders about the true nature of things.
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