HD Video
3'59’’ with sound

That is very beautiful, eh!” remarks a young Syrian whom Alexandros Pissourios met recently in Kastellorizo.
 The Greek island is picturesquely located in the south-eastern Aegean Sea – a magnet for tourists.  At one peak of the refugee movements in 2015, boats with innumerable desperate people reached even the most remote islands. Despite everything, it is – the young man states – a piece of paradise, Kastellorizo.

Pissourios sets the soundtrack to fragments of casual conversation and the young man’s spontaneous thoughts. The images come from earlier years such as a cruise in the Greek Islands and Turkey in 2011 and the deck of a ferry on its way from Lesbos to Athens in 2015.  From knee height, the camera follows the apping of a shirt and a pair of jeans in the wind. Next to them rest stuffed backpacks, and passengers occasionally pass by.

Terra Mediterranea: In Action, Cyprus. (right)

Duration: 5 September – 25 November 2017
Curators: Yiannis Toumazis
Venues: Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre,
Associated with the Pierides Foundation Fabrica’s Cave
Pafos Medieval Castle
8 April – 25 November 2017

Terra Mediterranea: In Action – Über den flüssigen Kontinent (left)

Curators: Michael Arzt und Yiannis Toumazis
Exhibition period: 17.09.-20.11.2016

Exhibtion venue: HALLE 14 – Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst /
Centre for Contemporary Art,
Leipziger Baumwollspinnerei, Spinnereistr. 7, 04179
Leipzig, Germany (,