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Europa Decapitates her Seducer with a Euro Sign, 19.6x27.5 in, digital output

Bio

Evripides Zantides is Assistant Professor in the Department of Multimedia and Graphic Arts of Cyprus University of Technology in Cyprus. He has presented papers in a number of international conferences on Semiotics, Graphic Design education, Typography and Visual Communication and has participated, with distinguished work, in refereed Art and Design Biennales and other international exhibitions. Actively involved in conference and exhibition committees, he is country delegate of Cyprus for ATypI, the International Typographic Association and member of The International Association for Semiotic Studies (IASS-AIS), the International Association for Visual Semiotics (AISV) and the Hellenic Semiotics Society. His research interests are based on Semiotics and Identity in the process of audio/visualizing aural language using image, text and sound.

 

Work Statement

Zeus, the father of Gods and men in ancient Greek mythology, fell in love with Europa. She was a Phoenician princess who Zeus seduced and abducted carrying her on his back, after he transformed himself into a friendly and stunning white bull.

2012. The rape of Europa's middle class citizens by the economic crisis will show whether there is any substance to their enlightenment tradition: will they resist or will they just eat each other? Will this crisis awaken them to the rape of African, Asian and South-American citizens by the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank in the '80s and '90s? Who are now the seducers and who are the seduced?