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The Mothership: The Afro Banana Republic Festival
Friday & Saturday, 12 - 13 September 201415 Euros for a Single day, and 20 Euros for Two days at Kornos
Light years away from daily reality, ‘The Afro Banana Republic’ (ABR) opens its gates for the fourth year in a row. The Community invites you to come on board ‘The Mothership’ and join its permanent residents on 12th-13th September, for a two day otherworldly experience, in a parallel musical universe.
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Having created what is effectively a community today, through last year’s takeover of the abandoned army camp 361 with «COLONY 361», The Afro Banana Republic Festival this year, establishes its action through «THE MOTHERSHIP». It is now a well-established community, which has developed its own way of thinking and being, with its own customs and rituals.

The Festival is expanding as an idea. It’s expanding in scope. The interactive nature of the festival is strengthened with the incorporation of 20 new citizens, members of the «PARAVAN PROACTIONS» theatre troop. They are effectively undertaking essential roles in the state, such as the post-office and radio station. The team was brought together with the aim of giving the organisation a vivid theatricality, intense interaction with the public, and perhaps most importantly, a unique personal experience.
The eclectic choice of music produces a fusion of many styles, thus creating a kaleidoscope of sounds and emotions. The crowd’s experience will be navigated through the three music stages, presenting renowned bands and DJs from overseas, as well as some of the most active musicians of the local scene. Through organic and highly electronic sounds, choices range from funky, afro-beat rhythms and world music to the best Disco, House and Techno.
Closely paralleling the continuous evolution of the Community, is the rising standard of living of The Afro Banana Republic. There are new additions to the Festival grounds, such as a space for camping, floating beds and a special version of the beloved Nicosia coffee shop ‘Haratsi’. Not forgetting, the good selection of interesting food choices right down to the ubiquitous ‘Frutaria' where visitors can have their freshly squeezed juices or just shop for their weekend's fruit supply.
For more information afrobananarepublic.com and Facebook: TheAfroBananaRepublic

The Mothership: The Afro Banana Republic Festival

Friday & Saturday, 12 - 13 September 2014
15 Euros for a Single day, and 20 Euros for Two days at Kornos

Light years away from daily reality, ‘The Afro Banana Republic’ (ABR) opens its gates for the fourth year in a row. The Community invites you to come on board ‘The Mothership’ and join its permanent residents on 12th-13th September, for a two day otherworldly experience, in a parallel musical universe.

Paul Klee in 1911 photographed by Alexander Eliasberg
Around the fish (1929)

Paul Klee

18 December 1879 – 29 June 1940

Paul Klee was born in Switzerland. During the course of his career, he not only participated in various art movements, but he was also one of the leading forces in many of these movements. Some of the forms he worked on during his career include expressionism, cubism, and surrealism. During the later portion of his career, he also worked as an art instructor for some time, prior to the Nazi rule removing him from his post; at this point, he and his family fled Germany, and went back to Switzerland, where Paul Klee remained until he died several years later.

Jung Yeon Min

Jung Yeon Min’s works are highly imaginative and rich. One finds multiple worlds, the extraordinary and the realistic, notions of micro and macro, and manipulations of space and time in her work. Specifically, her work offers two equal but divergent investigations. On the one hand, she envisions and explores a mysterious and fantastical world. In a separate but concurrent investigation, she examines the effect of time in the pictorial realm. Sometimes colliding, these two points of inquiry form an intriguing basis for a closer reading of Min’s works as opening up places of potential and possibility.

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Artwork of the week #27
by Labra from “Fiber Futures”
Fiber Futures exhibition at Design museum of Helsinki displayed contemporary Japanese textile art. The exhibition was co-organized with Japan Society, New York, International Textile Network Japan, and Tama Art University Museum. The identity draws its inspiration from Japanese aesthetics. Art work detail is from Yasako Iyana’s Umi kara no okurimonos art work that was part of the exhibition.
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Artwork of the week #27

by Labra from “Fiber Futures

Fiber Futures exhibition at Design museum of Helsinki displayed contemporary Japanese textile art. The exhibition was co-organized with Japan Society, New York, International Textile Network Japan, and Tama Art University Museum. The identity draws its inspiration from Japanese aesthetics. Art work detail is from Yasako Iyana’s Umi kara no okurimonos art work that was part of the exhibition.

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