| Encounters with the Balkans
Days In Between is Marianna Christofide's decade-long project of multi-layered encounters with the Balkans, one of Europe’s most historically and geopolitically contested "fracture zones". Initially realized as a 16mm essay film, the project has continued to evolve in various modes: as multi-channel analogue film projection, site-specific audio installation, serigraphy prints, light sculpture, geologic-photographic assemblage, text and 16mm film study. This book draws on Christofide's recent solo exhibition at MNAC, Bucharest and gives, for the first time, a profound insight into her diverse aesthetic work and unique artistic practice. It assembles nine critical voices from the arts and academic world. Thinking with new materialism, Deleuzian film theory, and philosophical studies on time and space, the contributors highlight the multiple enfolded ways in which the artist’s work opens up to conversations around landscape and space in postcolonial contexts, essayistic film practice and forms of critical-emancipatory knowledge production in the arts.
MARIANNA CHRISTOFIDES (*1980, Nicosia, Cyprus) is one of the internationally most acclaimed artists from Cyprus. She studied painting, photography, media art and film in Athens, London and Cologne. In 2011, Christofides represented Cyprus at the Biennale di Venezia. Her works have been showcased widely, among others at the Kunstmuseum Bonn (2019), the Museum of Contemporary Art Siegen (2018), the Akademie der Künste, Berlin (2016), the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (2013) and BOZAR, Brussels (2012). In 2019, Christofides was finalist for the Berlin Art Prize. She is currently fellow of the Berlin Artistic Research Grant Programme and prize winner of the innogy Foundation VISIT 2020. She lives and works in Berlin.
ASSOCIATE INSTITUTIONS Berlin Senate Office for Culture and Europe (DE); Stiftung Kunstfonds, Bonn (DE); Künstlerhaus Büchsen-hausen, Innsbruck (AT); MNAC Bucharest (RO); ENSA Bourges (FR); Berlin Artistic Research Grant Programme (DE)