Nicolas Lambouris is a visual artist and researcher. His work, primarily photographic and time-based media, investigates issues of collective memory and cultural identity focusing on the production, assimilation and dissemination of photographic images as visual and cultural tools. Lambouris’ work has been exhibited in Cyprus, Greece, UK, USA and has been published by Yard and IAPT Press. He is a member of the board of directors of the International Association of Photography and Theory, the director of Unit [Arts.Media.Visual Studies Center] and a faculty member at Frederick University.
Inextricably engaged with national history(-ies), and national narrative(-s), memorial structures operate as public platforms onto which selected contexts, desires and claims are being negotiated. These structures serve as tangible records of collective memory, and function as constructed archives of political, cultural, social and national agendas. The project investigates the nature and manifestation of the memorial monument within the Cypriot context by focusing on the capacity of the photographic medium as an interpretive act of the material space and time in terms of the physicality of the structures, the representation of the materials, and the signified narratives.