Andreas Pashias - Visual & Performance Artist
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News & Upcoming Events:
09/01/15, Friday at 21:00
"You're in my head" - Live performance at The Performance Shop, Nicosia Pop Up Festival 2014, Nicosia - Cyprus
The Performance Shop is proud to host on Friday 9th of January the visual artist Andreas Pashias in one of the most intimate
works of his practice, entitled “You’re in my head”, presenting the process of ‘thought’ through the art of performance. Starting
from the head as the central core for producing thought, the work takes over its surrounding physical space in order to
transform it into a field of ‘cognition’. Beyond the mental capabilities of interpretation and reasoning, the corporeal presence
and its related activity emphasize the ‘unified body’ as an instrument of experiential perception. At the same time, the meeting
up of audience and artist within this space, examines the ‘value’ of each person as an active element in shaping the cognitive
process of someone else.
More information can be found at: www.theperformanceshop.org
Contact at: 99182683
Entrance: 5 euro
Location: The Performance Shop, Aphrodite's Street, Makarios Avenue (opposite City Plaza)
Facebook event: http://on.fb.me/1tJivW5
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As a visual and performance artist, Pashias’ practice is grounded in the field of performance art through the creation of live performances, video performances, installations and performance photography.
By establishing the artist’s body as the basic material for creation, Pashias sets up performances in the form of a situation or an environment, where the artist’s body meets the bodies of audience members, in order for ‘action’ and ‘re-action’ to take place. This connection can be paralleled to the relationship of an individual to society, as the artist’s body is dismantled into a set of pieces, physical parts, habits or ideas, and it is offered to be received or perceived by others, whose ‘stance’ towards this body eventually results in it’s physical and conceptual shaping. His continuing investigation on how to establish lines of connection or alternative modes of communication with what seems to be ‘exogenous’ comes across as everyone's search for a personal/internal composition. At the same time, Pashias work is proposed as a visual experience, where action becomes an ‘image-making’ process, attempting to investigate the strength of imagery on the process of perception.
Pashias has graduated from Goldsmiths University (BA Fine Art & History of Art, 2010) and Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design (MA Performance Design & Practice, 2011) in London. Whilst presenting three solo exhibitions in Cyprus and Greece, his work has also been included in group exhibitions and international festivals taking place in the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Russia, Norway, Finland, Estonia, Sweden, Bulgaria and Turkey. In 2013, Pashias co-founded the epitelesis – Performance Art Foundation and has been active in curating exhibitions and series of events on the relationship of live action to other artistic practices, through an ongoing research into diverse exhibitory interpretations of performance art.