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Chapters I-XXX
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Haris Epaminonda Chapters I-XXX
Edited by Haris Epaminonda, Mirjam Varadinis, Mirjam Fischer.

Graphic design: Marco Walser (Elektrosmog).
published in April 2014
English edition
23 x 31 cm (box set)
64 pages + 26 posters
ISBN: 978-88-908418-5-9
EAN: 9788890841859
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Artist's book: a deconstruction of a 16 mm film shot by Haris Epaminonda in Cyprus, embarking on a new set of associations between image and subject, source and information, meaning and abstraction.
Chapters focuses primarily on the artist's most elaborate film project to date, filmed in various locations in Cyprus and presented in four venues: Kunsthaus Zürich, Modern Art Oxford, Point Centre for Contemporary Art, Nicosia (2013), Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venice (2014). In the film, she questions the nature of classical film-making. Rather than following a linear, predefined narrative structure, the project unfolded over the months at the various venues in which the exhibition has been shown.
The book aims to be something like an encyclopedia, being conscious of the impossibility of such a task at the same time. It includes all the material that Epaminonda had used for the film, examining cultural rituals, their presentation, preservation and representation. Objects, costumes, animals, actors and also reference material that was important for the artist (from Fra Angelico to Parajanov, Dante to Pasolini, maps and more) are here collected in 26 posters.
Published on the occasion of the exhibition Haris Epaminonda. Chapter IV at Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venice, 14 March – 18 May 2014.
Haris Epaminonda (born 1980 in Nicosia, Cyprus, lives and works in Berlin) uses video and film, collage, photography, books and objects in an extensive process of assembling and disassembling appropriated materials to reconstruct non-linear narratives. The artist works with found images from the past—sometimes faded travel photographs, or the pages of old nature magazines, ethnographic artifacts or footage from forgotten television programmes. Epaminonda then manipulates the images, cutting and layering, to create new works that feel wholly part of the present.
Haris Epaminonda's work has been presented in several solo exhibitions in some of the leading institutions for contemporary art such as the Museum of Modern Art, NY (2011); the Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany (2011); Tate Modern, London (2010); and Malmö Konsthall, Sweden (2009). She has also been included in significant group exhibitions, like dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel in 2012, the 2nd Athens Biennale (2009) and the 5th Berlin Biennale (2008). Haris Epaminonda co-represented Cyprus at the Venice Biennale in 2007.

See also: Daniel Gustav Cramer & Haris Epaminonda.