kyklàda press: Vol.2/4. Free Love Paid Love (set of 4 books, order only once!)
The booklets are online only available in sets of four (8€ each). Set of 4 books: 32€. PLEASE ORDER JUST ONCE / 1 TIME !
Juan Duque, Nicolas Lakiotakis, Dimitra Kondylatou, Denis Maksimov
kyklàda press, 2020
Vol.1. The Architect is Absent: Appraoching the Cycladic Holiday House, Vol. 2. Free Love Paid Love: Expressions of Affection in Mykonos, Vol.3. Public Health in Crisis: Confined in the Aegean Archipelago, Vol.4. The Sleeping Hermaphrodite: Waking Up from a Lethargic Confinement. Set of 4 books: 32€. PLEASE ORDER JUST ONCE / 1 TIME !
kyklàda.press is a small imprint, producing a series of texts resonating with phenomena in the Aegean Archipelago. kyklàda.press is a book project driven by a trans-disciplinary team directed by David Bergé, exploring critical and experimental positions in writing. With each volume in this series, we are slowly forming a catalogue of liquid forms of modernity: corporeal bodies – historical and actual, real, and imaginative.
key words: island topographies, archipelago culture, urbanism, architecture, corporeality, historical (dis)continuities, experiences of landscapes, queer culture, gender equality, non-patriarchy, travel and tourism narratives, photography, art, poetry and other liquid forms of modernity.
Through navigation, our westernized sense of perspective has established a common horizon, simplifying islands as visual spots at the surface of the sea. Islands are not exotic entities alone in the sea waters. Islands remain interconnected with the mainland and each other, from the top of the mountains to the hidden topographies of the sea bed: a myriad of creatures and non-organic matter which lives in constant symbiosis with water; tectonic plates, fossil fuel pipes, and data cables.
Vol.2: Free Love Paid Love:
Nowhere in Cycladic culture has love been defined in a singular all-encompassing manner. Forces of attraction, affection, connection, and relation were ascribed in a plurality of ways. Through symposia in Delos, the tax haven of antiquity, 17th-century transactions of love involving pirates, slaves, and Mykonians; naturist communities reliving sexual freedom in the 1960-70s and 21st-century tourists quest in search of love, free or paid; this book gathers fragments of expressions of affection across Mykonos island. Mykonos has long defined itself as a self-ruling place far away from realities lived elsewhere.