This is an edition based on The Image’s Tail (2020, two channel video, sound) a re-assemblage of archival videos of the artist’s various occurrences with and within different environments, while travelling across her homeland. Three video stills from the two channel vdeo have been print on Hahnemühle Photo Pearl 310 gsm paper
using archival quality inks to support the Art Seen activies.
On one of the screens, the window of a Turkish-Cypriot building in Paphos, now used as an office by a Greek Cypriot, flickers its lights from time to time. The shape of the windows recalls the floor pattern outside the gallery and the pattern of the abstracted sun inside its space. On the second screen, a flow of various spaces are presented, from near the gallery space (a building façade with a pseudo-modernist exterior ladder, the business centre under which the geometrical floor patterns exists), or from across the island (a swimming pool hidden in the mountains, a rundown structure along a water pond in the winter forest, a seafront scenery of a beach town, a 1960s fountain that was never used). All these, are repetitively interrupted by scenes of a peacock moving on the roof of a house in a rural village of Cyprus, which the artist happened to stumble across. While moving towards the imaginary, these spaces converse in errant manners to the works presented in the gallery, setting a different trajectory of possible narratives.
Vicky Pericleous is a visual artist and assistant professor at Frederick University, in Cyprus. She has studied at Manchester Metropolitan University, Wimbledon School of Art, London, and the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice. Pericleous’ work investigates her interest in examining and producing images where environments, gestures and encounters oscillate between the familiar and the alien, the ruin and the model, and notions of the near and far, in respect to postcolonial situations and geographical and cultural imaginaries. The idea of the fragment as well as spatiotemporal proximities and speculations are negotiated throughout her artistic oeuvre.
Her work has shown in exhibitions at various international venues including Espace Commines, Paris, Hasselblad Foundation in Gothenburg, Zahoor Ul Akhlaq Gallery of the National College of Arts, Lahore, Multiplied Art Fair, Christie’s, London as well as in various private galleries abroad. She has also exhibited in Evagoras Lanitis Centre, Limassol, and NiMAC –Municipal Art Centre, Omikron Gallery, Art Seen, Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation, amongst others, all in Nicosia. Pericleous exhibited in Monodrome, the 3rd Athens Biennale, and at Sanat Limani, as part of the European Capital of Culture Istanbul 2010. She has initiated and participated in the international visual-research project “Uncovered: Nicosia International Airport,” 2010-13. She has been an active member of the Noise of Coincidence Art Group, an international art group/platform that has organised several exhibitions, actions, happenings and talks in Cyprus and abroad.
Currently the solo exhibition The Idle Fountain at Art Seen, is taking palce in Nicosia until 10th of April 2020.