Tombolo Blog

  1. Seeding our Eco-Future

    16 Jan 2022
    by Gabriela Bulisova & Mark Isaac There’s never enough time.  We showed up for our six-week residency in Pafos, Cyprus with only a month to go before the final show had to be hung. Everything was a race for time: capturing new images and video, editing and post-production, printing, and…

  2. Blazing a Path Forward

    22 Dec 2021
    On July 3 in the small village of Arakapas, Cyprus, the temperature was about 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit). The sun was blazing and the wind was fierce. Suddenly and without warning, a wall of fire raced down the bed of the local stream, endangering everything in its path.…

  3. An Opening for Action

    20 Dec 2021
    The debut of any exhibition is bursting with nervous energy, and our opening in Pafos, Cyprus at the Municipal Gallery was no exception. But following the stressful job of meticulously editing photos, printing and reprinting, perfecting the multi-channel video, composing a soundtrack, arranging found objects, posting blogs, and preparing remarks…

  4. The Path Toward “A Tree for the Forest”

    16 Dec 2021
    The installation of A Tree for the Forest, our latest exhibition, has now begun at the Municipal Gallery at Ibrahim’s Khan in Pafos, Cyprus. It was an occasion for exhilaration, nervousness, hard work and considerable coffee consumption. It was also a moment to fully acknowledge the creative vision of curator…

  5. Art on the “Wood Wide Web”

    15 Dec 2021
    We’re currently in Paphos, Cyprus as part of the Episkeptes artist residency program at Kimonos Arts Center. Our project focuses on the ecological threats facing trees and forests, including the climate crisis and rampant wildfires. But it also has a hopeful side.  We’re creating new images devoted to expressing the…

  6. Visiting The Sites of Recent Cyprus Wildfires

    05 Dec 2021
    Earlier this year, Cyprus experienced the largest wildfire in its history in the Limassol District. The fire killed four people and required assistance from several other nations before it was brought under control. However, smaller wildfires have continued since then, including several in the vicinity of Paphos. As we work…

  7. Climate Crisis Project Underway in Cyprus

    30 Nov 2021
    We’re already hard at work on our project as part of “Episkeptes, a residency at the Kimonos Art Center,” based in Paphos, Cyprus. Much of our attention centers on ecological themes, and our work in Cyprus is focused on the ecological threats facing trees and forests, including the growing impact…

  8. And the Winner Is: Uh Huh

    12 Jul 2021
    The music video we created for Joy on Fire’s hard-hitting song about gun violence in the United States, Uh Huh, continues to tear up the festival circuit and has now garnered its first all-out win: The Obskuur Ghent Film Festival in Belgium. Moreover, it just won the runner-up award at

  9. The Crown’s Silhouette

    22 Jan 2021
    Mark Isaac I admit it. When it comes to the wild proliferation of images in the world, I’m an unreformed offender. Not only do I capture them recklessly and with abandon, but I store endless numbers of images in an ever-expanding battery of costly storage devices with a proclivity to…

  10. Revival

    16 Dec 2020
    Gabriela Bulisova and Mark Isaac Recently, we were interviewed by “Revival,” a research and knowledge exchange project based in Estonia that brings together scientists and artists who “are passionate about cultural outreach and creative approaches that are focused on the relationship between ecology and human activity.” The interview focuses on…

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