By Lennie Varvaridies
About the pillowcase
This pillowcase contains visual images of my father and Cyprus silk-screen printed, as well as oral texts of a series of accounts told in the first person by my father of his journey from occupied Cyprus to England. These accounts or narrations are in both Greek and English. They tell the story of my father saying goodbye to his mother to learn a trade young. The plan was to return back to Cyprus once he made enough money. But it was never enough. Life became complicated very fast. He learnt when instructed to shave a man from his local village on a boat he was travelling on, without cutting him with his razor and scissors, despite succeeding, that to show fear was not to get paid.
About Lennie Varvaridies
Lennie Varvaridies has a BA Fine Art from University of the Arts, London, and MA in Advanced Theatre Practise from Central School Speech and Drama. Lennie is a freelance practitioner with misfit productions, as well as freelance writer for various arts magazines. Her text installations have been exhibited in a number of venues around London and New York. She has participated in AWK-WORD: One day event of new plays presented on the 30th July 2006 at 100-108 Markfield Rd, London. After Dream Landings, Lennie will present new work at DYS (the) LEXI: Festival of Dyslexic Writers, between March 19th -25 2007 at BaronsCourtTheatre, London.