Ibrahim’s Khan, Pafos, Cyprus
October- November 2017
Part of the official program of European Capital of Culture Pafos 2017
Apus apus is the Latin name for the common swift, a bird whose annual migration route links Finland and Cyprus. The swift is a nomad, capable of remaining in near-constant flight during the early years of its life. These attributes inspired the group, members of which have adopted various cultures and countries as their home during the course of their lives.
Konstantina Achilleos shares her thoughts on the hybridity of cultures through her art. She believes that every individual has a unique cultural identity, which is similar to one’s
neighbour, and has common aspects with cultures from the farthest point of the globe.
Observing you communicates the importance of perspective, understanding that one
person’s view is only one side of a reality. Reality has endless viewpoints, which are all
equally true. I wear you expresses our foremothers’ role in the formation of one’s cultural heritage. Those characteristics that we consider representative for our homeland, might be personalized.