Since the beginning
Works in Limassol Cyprus

NeMe is a non profit, non government, Cyprus registered cultural organisation founded in November 2004. NeMe works on two platforms - a virtual and an itinerant one - and focuses on contemporary theories and their intersection with the arts.

NeMe's itinerant platform, the "IMCA" (Independent Museum of Contemporary Art) presents NeMe projects which include, exhibitions, performances, new media events, symposia and archives. The form of the IMCA is determined as a practice or process by the nature of each project with the notion of the exhibition "space" being constantly revised and redefined.

NeMe's virtual platform resides in two sites:

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Articles by Stelarc and Belinda Barnet at NeMe

Following the first Stelarc article NeMe published on 7 Nov 2005
"FROM ZOMBIE TO CYBORG BODIES - Extra Ear, Exoskeleton and Avatars" on
we have now published his remaining two articles submitted to us:
"Suspended Bodies - Uncertain, Anxious and Obsolete" on
and "Prosthetic Head: Intelligence, Awareness and Agency" on

Also now available is Belinda Barnet's
"The Erasure of Technology in Cultural Critique" on focuses on arts calls, news and critical articles.


Stelarc articles

Our site has secured 3 texts by Stelarc which we will be publishing on line in the next 10 days. The first one, FROM ZOMBIE TO CYBORG BODIES - Extra Ear, Exoskeleton and Avatars" is already on line on

Stelarc joins our list of writers we already published which includes Simon Sheikh, Peter Lambert Wilson, Charles Esche, Michael Haerdter, Richard Barbrook, Lev Manovich, Steve Dietz, Paul Vanouse and Nikos Papastergiadis. focuses on arts calls, news and critical articles.


Open letter to Manifesta

The race for the Green Line as a cultural commodity has begun.

(Respons to Manifesta's new year greetings ecard with an image of UN controlled Nicosia airport situated within the Cyprus green line.)

Most of us in Cyprus understand that this division, a legacy which many of us have inherited, confronts us with the residues of an un-welcomed conflict, a time both past and present, of a socio-political madness. 'Wishing you all the best for 2005' offered by International Foundation Manifesta imprinted in a moment of nostalgic indulgence upon an image representing this unresolved political and physical division is an act of colonialist madness disguised as cultural liberalism, a liberalism which is willing to submerge and consume the sensitive dynamics of a place in favour of the international cultural object. The "green line" unfortunately still exists as an open wound for all Cypriots. Artists and curators must exercise both sensitivity and caution when using either its imagery or physicality so not to dislocate the space from its inherent political and social urgency and merely exploit it as "cultural capital" for the purpose of self-valorisation.

But then again...

"What difference does it make to create ten happy islands in a world where everything keeps functioning just like before? In this way the institution is not being attacked. Madness is being recuperated, encapsulated by the system and loses its function to subversive activity."

(Asylum - to dwell in Strangeness by R.D.Laing quoting Dr David Cooper)

Responses welcome on


manifesta ecard

(ecard sent by International Foundation Manifesta showing the UN
controlled Nicosia airport situated in the buffer zone, inaccessible to
all Cypriot citizens since 1974. Nicosia will host Manifesta 06)