EMEIS33, Platform Project @ Art Athina 2013, 16th - 19th May
“The main ideological idea of the team is enabling the “I” in “WE”. It is the condition where members of the team co-operate and work together, constantly powered by the relationship between them and the interaction with the surrounding environment.
The construction could be described as a space frame, a network formed by a cluster of drawers – nodes. As such, it bears an inclusive, personal or domestic nature, and an outer hub that acts as a barrier or a bridge.
The project does not disclose an absolute truth. It is a constant discussion with itself and the whole. It is at the same time a machine – monsterand a living organism in development.
In the receiving space, the viewer may select his own personal view of the work, opening and closing the drawers, thus interfering with the construction and constantly definingits final form. Serving as a Co – manufacturer of this fluid system, opening the drawer makes the viewer part of it’s content.
As random artistic existences, “WE” becomes a dream, a dream in which we are it’s parts, positive and negative, familiar and unfamiliar. Elements of this “WE”: memory, weariness, travelling, uplift, in a place where everything is possible. In a wider context, however, it describes the passage of social and cultural forms from a steady state into a “fluid” one.
The construction aims to manage and synthesize drawers by inviting them to interact with each other while establishing at the same time a standalone and integrated, yet polyphonic event. It conveys, thereby, a representational space of a social or cultural structure, which through new forms is able to establish a collective meaning within contemporary fluid social and cultural conditions.”
‘Uno’ transforms itself depending on the visitor’s point of view. While standing the viewer perceives dispersed spots of light similar to constellations. Sitting on a school chair, kneeling on a prie-dieu, a carpet and a cushion – each of these positions reveals a different image to the viewer: an atom, a cross, a menorah the name of Allah and Buddha’s eyes. This work looks into the possibility and the awareness of a “whole” through the idea of dogma and faith.
In this series of works photographed old childhood friends with whom I no longer maintain contact and also individuals I have just met. The portraits were made during a conversation. From this encounter, I separated 10 photos of each one and, for the most part, I did not treat the photos with any particular color in mind, leaving the color and light as they were at that moment the photos were made, without any treatment. In a few cases, I found it necessary to use color. The basic cuts for these photos are more geometric and appear to be a continuous pattern, but they actually do not repeat, they do complement each other.