Yiannis Sakellis

Janus

Wooden installation 366X1220cm,

Ibrahim's Khan, Pafos.

Sept. 2017

A project by the European Capital of Culture PAFOS2017.

 

Janus is a musical composition for violin and cello accompanied by an animated film combined with video art, projected on an on-stage installation. The project uses the Khan as an allegory for the political and social reality of Cyprus. It stands for the coexistence between the Turkish Cypriot and Greek Cypriot communities, as well as the desire for this state of affairs to return. This audiovisual presentation focuses on the Khan and its transition from a meeting point to a deserted site and the possibility of it returning to its original state. The different forms of art employed and combined in the project function as a metaphor for the possibility of the co-existence between people of a different background -a possibility of which the Khan is one of the strongest symbols.

 

Composer: Zacharias Mouzakis

Violin: Chrysostomos Neophytou

Cello: Thibaud Verbe

Animation: Charalambos Margaritis

On-stage installation: Yiannis Sakellis

Video art: Charalambos Margaritis and Yiannis Sakellis

Artstic Director: Chrysostomos Neophytou.

 

Watch the trailer of Janus here