20:00 - 22:00 handmade, 2004 - up to date
2 hours video installation, color / no sound. 6 tv monitors, 6 DVD players, wooden construction

3 TV monitors represent the time on a digital clock format: hours, minutes and seconds. Photographs of hands counting appear
on the TV monitors instead of numbers. Since the hand-counting differs from place to place, the time has been interpreted in Japanese,
Greek and Egyptian up to now. Each digital clock can be presented by itself or even next to each other.
Visions, curated by Irene Gerogianni, organized by Kappatos gallery, Imperial & Makedonia Palace hotels, Athens & Thessaloniki
The loss project, curated by Maria Konti, www.thelossproject.net
Intrude 366,
curated by Mr Shen Qibin, Marienbad cafe, Shanghai, www.intrude366.com
The World One Minutes, curated by The One Minutes Foundation, www.theoneminutes.org

installation view, Visions, Imperial Hotel, Athens, photos by Lea Petrou

palm open, thumb folds over first, number one
followed by the forefinger and the etceteras, until the thumb gets totally covered and the hand forms a well behaved yet knotted punch, number five
subsequently imagine the reversed move, from 6 to 10

my foremost understanding of Japanese hand-count starts with fingers folding inwards 1,2,3,4,5 then unfolding outwards 6,7,8,9,10
relatively opposite to the so recognized western way

i photo-interviewed Japanese people on the streets counting from 0 to 9, surprised to have accumulated 3 ways of counting together with
loads of indecisive combinations. I got a little confused, as always when there is too much on offer

60 images
with the use of split screen format, the double combined image of the 1st person appears to count from 0 to 9,
followed by the 2nd person that counts from 10 to 19, the 3rd one that counts from 20 to 29, the 4th one from 30 to 39,
the 5th one from 40 to 49 and the 6th one from 50 to 59 then back to 0

a handmade watch based on a digital readout

3 monitors
3 videos play simultaneously on a 3 -monitor set-up after a digital watch formation. In total 6 close-up of people's hands appear counting
throughout 60 still images
the monitor on the left shows 2 combined images in total, lasting 1 hour each. While the 2 nd monitor shows 60 combined images
lasting 60 seconds each. And the 3 rd monitor shows 60 combined images lasting 1 second each. Every 60 seconds that the latter,
1 minute construction is complete, it repeats itself over again while the combined image in the middle monitor changes. When the
60 minutes construction in the middle monitor is complete, it repeats itself over again while the very 1 st monitor image on the left changes

22:00 to 00:00
the greatest reality lays in the realm of imagination and fantasy

recording, observing, illustrating time
for 2 hours. Starting at 20 :00:00 the time is up at 22 :00:00 when it loops back to 20:00:00
once in a day, for 2 hours, fiction sinks into present time. Consequently the duration of the live is extended to the pre-recorded, fictive time,
then it grows back to the real, followed by the fabrication, then the truth, then again the illusion and so on

i am stuck around the idea of making a countdown, from 10 to 0 , but I can't decide what happens below zero
then I thought of working vice versa: from 0 to 10

Stills from the Japanese, Greek and Egyptian clocks

installation view of the Japanese clock, Marienbad cafe, Shanghai
partial view of the video installation, 20:00 - 22:00 handmade
(kitakyushu - athens), Visions
exhibition, Athens Imperial hotel 2004
one Japanese minute, CCA Kitakyushu 2004
one Greek minute, Athens 2004 one Egyptian minute, Alexandria 2009
one Cypriot minute, Nicosia 2010 one Skopjan minute, Galichnik 2011

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