The Cyprus High Commission in the United Kingdom presents the online interdisciplinary literature platform
in partnership with the interdisciplinary literature festival SARDAM.
MIXTAPE online platform is a collaboration between SARDAM interdisciplinary literature festival (founded in 2013) and the Cultural Section of the Cyprus High Commission in the UK, aiming at showcasing the work of Cypriot and international writers-performers. Revisiting Slam Poetry, which first appeared in the 1980s, or even the rhythm of words by the Beat Generation in the 1950s, MIXTAPE offers a taste of several trends related to contemporary literature and literary performance, including videos of spoken word (slamming), sound poetry, visual poetry, literature in relation to video art, literature in relation to sound/music, as well as conversations about writing and literary performance and an online creative writing workshop. In such uncertain, absurd times, MIXTAPE comes to remind us that we are all in this together, and no matter what happens, words will always be the way to bear, shake and change things.
Online interdisciplinary literature platform MIXTAPE
19 November – 31 December 2020
Video - Performances by:
Anthony Anaxagorou, Stella Voskaridou, Koraly Dimitriadis, Michael-Angelos Englezos, Maria A. Ioannou, Avgi Lilli, Pavlina Marvin, Erina Charalambous, Sergio Garau, Lola Nieto, Iga Maria Szczepańska
Anthony Anaxagorou with Maria A. Ioannou
Shelley Marlow with Maria Petrides
“Creative Writing”with award-winning British-Cypriot poet/performer Anthony Anaxagorou
Curated by Dr Maria A. Ioannou and coordinated by Dr Marios Psaras.
Organised by the Cyprus High Commission – Cultural Section in partnership with the interdisciplinary literature festival SARDAM.
Sponsored by the Cultural Services – Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth of Cyprus.