Dandilands

 

In collaboration with:

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Marc Bijl, Mustafa Hulusi, Mahony, Jumana Manna, Michelle Padeli, Liliana Porter, Kevin Schmidt, Socratis Socratous, Kostis Velonis, Carla Zaccagnini

 

 

Dandilands is found in a location in the high forest of Troodos mountains whereby we welcome a circular trail walk of 7km through a rocky path overlooking wild trees with a view beyond the forest and over the island. A random audience walking along an existing path anticipates an almost unassuming ritual of treading. What is expected to happen seems to be prescribed by the particularity and the surrounding codes and functions of the space itself: follow the route - read the engraved signs - rest on a bench - stop for a drink of water. And perhaps doing all those things is also part of an experience in the woodlands; however, we would like to evoke moods that may lead to other experiences and potentialities.

 

Our understanding of urban and natural landscapes as sites of both intimate and destabilizing experiences through a token of perception, materializes in what we propose to be a standing sign. This sign is both site and object; a place of intention and image; a setting of the social. Unlike signs steering elsewhere, this one betokens one’s intimacy to the body as experienced in pulsating landscapes with the sensual and sensible sharing in the present and public momentum embraced in breathing pine trees and boundless dandelions.

 

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