Event | DepartmentResearch

30 Mar - 21 Apr Common Territories

Simon Pruciak and Alexandra Reddaway
Common Territories

Loukia and Michael Zampelas Art Museum 
27 Arch. Makarios III Avenue
1020, Nicosia, Cyprus

In July 2016 Simon Pruciak and Alexandra Reddaway started their one year, round-the-world by motorbike journey. The journey started in Brazil, South America, and having travelled 45 000 km across 40 countries and 4 continents in July 2017 the couple successfully completed a full circumnavigation of the planet.

This one year long Journey was also a research project. With support from the University for the Creative Arts (UK) the objective is to explore common territories and boundaries of con- temporary visual arts and geography through the crossing of the frontiers of diverse cultural contexts to establish a discussion on both the differences and commonalities of territories in a cultural and physical landscape.

The journey was mapped along modern and historic trade routes. Over the centuries con- trol of the trade routes has proved a far more profitable venture than simple possession of the sources of raw materials. The existence and flourishing of trade routes has been dependent on a secure environment for the conduct of trade. Examining them, therefore, can tell one much about the interactions between trading regions, and of the factors, which have led to econom- ic expansion or to the contrary: economic contraction and political collapse. The work explores the surfaces of the trade routes and travellers journey along those.

Opening Times: Tuesday – Saturday 10am-1pm, 3-6pm
Private View 30 March 2018 7pm
Artist Talk 30 March 2018 7pm 

Supported by The British Council, Cyprus, Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Nicosia, University for the Creative Arts, Loukia and Michael Zampelas Art Museum