Maria Loizidou was a young graduate of the Lyon School of Fine Arts and still based in Paris, when she caught the attention of the special Committee assigned by the Ministry to propose artists for the biennial. Loizidou’s work, borrowing themes from Greek Mythology, was a minimal installation, atmospherically lit, making use of ephemeral materials like rice paper, as well as video projections and sound effects. The Arsenale space, with its heavy industrial architecture and high ceilings, was very difficult to work with from a technical point of view. The budget was nominal and the Cypriot mission (artist and curator) had to rely on the random support of the biennale crew responsible for setting up the official sections in the Giardini and Arsenale. This made the process extremely painstaking and stressful, but the result was up to standard and Loizidou’s work, in tune with the main shows emphasizing new media technologies, was well received. The installation has been faithfully reproduced for the purposes of this exhibition, based on the artist’s original designs.