The second main R! exhibition at the NeMe Arts Centre displays 14 projects, selected through two open calls. The exhibition combines art projects that reflect on democracy and participation, and art projects that are forms of participatory art.
Life:Moving revolves around six films made by people affected by terminal illness as part of a collaborative participatory and research-based arts project. Over six months, through workshops and home visits, participants from John Taylor Hospice in Birmingham were given practical and critical training and support to develop and co-create their films. Working closely with filmmaker, Briony Campbell, and academic, Michele Aaron, different ideas, priorities and devices were explored and six films generated. The six films are screened at the NeMe Arts Centre, Limassol, but are also featured in a separate exhibition at the Materia Care and Rehabilitation Unit in Latsia, Nicosia.
The exhibition, features the work of Christoph Wachter and Mathias Jud who have been working together on participatory community projects since 2000. Their work centralises on critically examining the power of the existing networks and providing tools to resist it. These tools are seen as both a hack and a tool as they hack into the vulnerabilities of existing networks and provide toolsets for the creation of new ones.