In a data-saturated Covid-19 era artists seek channels and methods of communication to share their interests and practice within an atmosphere of growing precariousness and postponement.
And oh those eyes that were data-saturated * (D-S) is an online project initiated by visual artist Leontios Toumpouris and the Cultural Section of the Cyprus High Commission in the UK, aiming to minimise the sense of disengagement that the arts community might be experiencing. D-S creates circumstances of self-curation with a format that facilitates the exchange between 24 Cypriot artists and the sharing of their research, informed by ideas of relevance, presence and process.
Three artists are posting material related to their current research interests weekly, before inviting the artists who will succeed them in a chain of participation and exchange. The project unfolds on data-saturated.com in three parallel directions, revealing various degrees of correlation and correspondence between the participants and their practice. In addition, two writers are invited to respond to the project’s objectives and its process of development.
* Suzette H. Elgin, Native tongue, (London: The Women’s Press, 1985), 57.
The D-S project is organised by the Cyprus High Commission in the UK - Cultural Section and supported by the Cultural Services - Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth of Cyprus and the Cyprus Visual Artists Association (EI.KA).