Marina Xenofontos
Born Limassol (CY), 1988

marinxeno@gmail.com
 
'Sunlight Vandalism', 2018, 3D video animation 'Sunlight Vandalism', 2018, 3D video animation 'Sunlight Vandalism', 2018, single channel video, 3:17 min 'Sunlight Vandalism', 2018, single channel video, 3:17 min 'free - market orthodoxy', 2018, chameleon paint, muslin cloth, resin, metal, bolts, 69x49x49 cm
'free - market orthodoxy', 2018, chameleon paint, muslin cloth, resin, metal, bolts, 69x49x49 cm

Shifting between the personal and the public, 'Sunlight Vandalism' transforms Xenofontos’s footage of contemporary ruins in Cyprus to computer-generated imagery. Reimagining the power structure of civic spaces, the work investigates a collective memory by using personal narratives within ideological breakdowns and folkloric romanticism. Her diagrammatic approach identifies layers of displaced and mutated symbols that create a poetic loop through a complex historical language. Xenofontos continues to weave materials and symbols through her egg tempera paintings – a response to the choreography of traditional belief systems. Sculpturally, in 'Syllogism', Xenofontos creates a series of reflective works in copper, iron, aluminium, and red-based pigments poured onto muslin fabric. Each work functions like a never-ending rehearsal of a play that examines the intertwined relationship between appearance and reality.