basis are pleased to present the first major institutional solo show by Cypriot artist Marianna Christofides.
In her installation, film and text-based works Marianna Christofides engages with historical documents and their potential for narrative renegotiation. Starting from the premise of a fundamental plurality of possible readings of found images and documents, Christofides applies this to reshape and reconfigure them. Born in Nicosia, the artist not only works with personal incidents and occurrences but also with gaps and inter-spaces in stories and their recollection in collective memory. Images from various media and disciplines are detached from their original contexts and transposed into the present by means of montage and de-montage. Diverse techniques, temporal layers, and contextual strata are pointedly interwoven and transferred, combining facts, fictions, and biography. Appropriated images and objects serve beyond their putatively documented reality as productive sources of new narratives and associations.
Curated by Christin Müller.