Being the cat on the edge of the roof

Nurtane Karagil has transformed the rooftop of SPEL with an installation reminiscent of her own cosy Famagusta rooftop, where her beloved cats love to roam. The installation, entitled “CAT ON THE EDGE OF THE ROOF”, gave the observer an opportunity to contemplate how we can emulate the grace and confidence of cats when navigating life’s precarious situations. Much like cats, we should fearlessly embrace risks with elegance and playfulness.

This rooftop takeover by Nurtane is a continuation of last year’s Rooftop Artist Residencies of the ECRN in collaboration with Urban Gorillas and Urban Scale Interventions (Belfast). These installations explore themes of geopolitics, emigration, and the rooftop experience.

This rooftop gathering promises insightful conversations, artistic inspiration, and a sense of daring adventure that mirrors the spirit of Cypriot cats. The event was accompanied by the chill vibes curated by @annie.dmn

*This project is part of a series of events curated by Urban Gorillas in collaboration with the Sessions x SPEL, a series of queer happenings, at the State Gallery of Contemporary Art – SPEL

** ECRN (European Creative Roofrop Network – of which Urban Gorillas is one of the 9 partners) is a project co-funded by the Creative Europe Program and the Department of Cultural Services of the Deputy Ministry of Culture.