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Space and Time in Immersive Installations

This PhD by practice aims at exploring spatial immersive installations, which alter the perception of space and time and enable the creation of new experiences that heighten the viewers’ awareness of the here and now. Drawing from discourses around the relationship between art and architecture, as well as the notion of the exhibition as a medium, through both my practice and research I intend to create installations that attempt to problematise objecthood and representation and that fabricate continuous topographies and sensorium apparatuses.

To this end, my practice-based research will focus on a series of experiments with elements, such us lighting and sound (atmosphere), duration, repetition, materiality (haptic), geometry, colour, and a dialogue with architecture and the public space to develop multisensory spaces that explore ideas about immersion, corporeality and multi-perspectivism. As such, these installations that condition processes of immersing and states of being immersed in ways that alter the sensory, physical and temporal experience of space will question our understanding of reality and our sense of scale and duration.

Within a wider frame, the hypothesis that these installations enable experiences that go beyond the limits of the ordinary will be examined as opening up possibilities for novel heterotopias that are “radically incompatible with everyday life under capitalism” (Mark Fisher, Acid Communism). Central to my research are notions of pause, rest, playfulness, hedonism, slow movement and hibernation for their potential to propose transformative and emancipatory experiences, both at an individual and a collective level.

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Constantinos Taliotis’s art spans sculpture, photography, video art and immersive installation. Inspired by histories of architecture, film and popular culture and driven by his interest in site specificity, perception and time, his practice invites audiences into familiar worlds made unfamiliar. In his most recent works, Taliotis engages the public sphere through architectural interventions that treat the exhibition space as a medium through staged narratives about the here and now, while creating an embodied experience for the viewer.

BA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art & Design University of the Arts, London, 2006

MA Philosophy and Contemporary Critical Theory, Middlesex University, London, 2008

Lecturer, University of Nicosia, Fine Art Program, 2018-ongoing

Stage Designer, Cyprus Theatre Organization, 2 5 1, Nicosia, 2019

Production Designer, LEXI, Miss Julie, Nicosia, 2016

Production Designer, Cyprus Theatre Organization, Spring Awakening, Nicosia, 2013

55th La Biennale di Venezia, The Cyprus Pavilion, Special Mention, 2013


(2019) Appendix, Porcino, ChertLüdde Gallery, Berlin

(2019) The Pavilion, Point Centre for Contemporary Art, Nicosia

(2018) FORMS, L'Œil de Poisson, Quebec City, Canada

(2017) Paradise Productions, Pilot Galeri, Istanbul

(2013) 50 Years of James Bond against Architecture, Pilot Galeri, Istanbul

(2012) Casting Modernist Architecture, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin

(2011) You can be a cop, a criminal or a lawyer. When you are facing a loaded gun, what's the difference?, APOTHEKE, Nicosia

(2009) War Fever, Nicosia Municipal Art Center


(2019) hypersurfacing, Nicosia Municipal Art Center

(2019) Terra Incognita, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy

(2018) Imago Mundi: Join the dots, Salone degli Incanti, Luciano Benetton Collection, Trieste, Italy

(2017) 6th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece

(2017) So close yet so far away, The Petach Tikva Museum of Modern Art, Tel Aviv

(2016) Never shown on purpose, Circle 1, Berlin

(2016) AyeBaDome: Super, Thkio Ppalies, Nicosia

(2013) 55th La Biennale di Venezia, The Cyprus Pavilion, Italy

(2012) Young Greek photographers’ award, Shortlisted, Technopolis, Athens

(2012) In Crisis, Terra Mediterranea, Nicosia Municipal Art Centre

(2012) Aftermath, AKBANK Centre, Istanbul

(2012) Once upon a time in the future, Galerie Metro, Berlin

(2011) Arte laguna art prize, Shortlisted for the Photography Award, Venice, Italy

(2017) 6th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, Exhibition Catalogue

(2017) European Eyes on Japan, Monograph, EU-Japan Fest Publication

(2017) So close yet so far away, Exhibition Catalogue, The Petach Tikva Museum of Modern Art

(2016) The Window of Arts, October Issue, No. 397, pg. 87, Monthly Selection Magazine Review, Japan, Article by Mihoko Nishikawa

(2015) Arcus Project, Artist-in-residency, Bi-annual Catalogue

(2013) 55th La Biennale di Venezia, Exhibition Catalogue

(2013) Aesthetica Art Prize Anthology, Exhibition Catalogue

(2012) The Glamour of Cheap Films, The pictorial worlds of Constantinos Taliotis, by Claus Löser, BE Magazine, Issue 19, December 2012

(2012) Casting Modernist Architecture, Constantinos Taliotis (ed.), Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Germany, ISBN 978-3-941230-21-7

(2010) Under the fridge’s light, Constantinos Taliotis, VDM Publishing House, Germany, ISBN 978-3-639-31917-0

(2016) Forum Expanded, Presentation series, VHS Cyprus: A lost history, 66th International Film Festspiel Berlin, Akademie der Künste

(2014) Artist Talk Series, Musashino Art University, Tokyo

(2013) Artist Talk Series, Node Centre for Curatorial Studies, Berlin