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CEMENTOGRAPHY

Cementography is a wonderful three-year journey. It is a documentary about an art form that carries a Cypriot identity. From the sketched idea onto paper, to the making of the polystyrene mould, to the celebration of a finished piece, this documentary follows for over three years Costas Economou's making of his latest works using cementography. Introduced for the first time by the innovative Cypriot artist Christoforos Savva in the 1960’s and continued today by the 90 year old artist Costas Economou, this technique transformed its decorative elements into a new and exciting form of art.

 

Even though such cement ‘reliefs’ of both Savva and Economou decorate several public and domestic spaces all over Cyprus, little did we know about the existence of this form of art and its making process.

 

Because this technique was 'born' in the recent years, it did not even have a name, giving the chance to Costas Economou to create a new term to describe it and  introduce it to the world, and therefore bringing it into existence: ‘Cementography’.

During the filming of the documentary, young artists had the chance to be involved with this technique and already started trying to create their own artwork using cementography. This documentary became the link between two very distant generations to come together and realize that they have more things in common that they previously thought.

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Directed by: Nicolas Iordanou & Sylvia Nicolaides

Director of Photography: Nicolas Iordanou

Edited by: Sylvia Nicolaides & Nicolas Iordanou

Sound by: Sylvia Nicolaides

Music Performed by: Nicola Georgiev

 

Cyprus 2015

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