Manifesta purposely strives to keep its distance from what are often seen as the dominant centres of artistic production, instead seeking fresh and fertile terrain for the mapping of a new cultural topography.

Stefanos Tsivopoulos, CZ

Stefanos Tsivopoulos, Amnesialand, 2010 © Manifesta 8

Film at Sociedad del Casino in Cartagena

Greek artist Stefanos Tsivopoulos’s installation explored the role that images play in history and memory. A slideshow with a selection of photographs from an archive found in Cartagena was shown alongside his film Amnesialand which combines documentary material with a science fiction story in which Murcia’s mining industry has left a Mars-like landscape and large deposits of toxic waste.