from greece with love, 2009
A site specific installation, digital print on a double-sided canvas, 2,10 x 3,20 m.
A curtain, cut vertically in stripes, is specifically designed to fit on the entrance of the In Dire(ct) Democracy exhibition space in Athens School of Fine Art. A well known, colorful, post-card-like image of a church on a Greek island, is printed on the one side. The original landscape is deconstructed into 4 overlapping shapes, based on the CMYK printing color mode, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black. A black and white version of the same image appears on the back side of the stripped curtain, designed to be viewed on the way out of the exhibition space.
“A perforated door to fortress Europe, a door as inconspicuous as a curtain, but still there. Decorative and functional at the same time, it keeps out every unwelcome gaze, while it returns an archetypal and harmonious image, like the ones found on postcards. A door to ‘democratic’ Europe, the colourful continent of multiculturalism and difference, that Europe has learned to tolerate and naturalise”. Text copyright: Irene Gerogianni.
In Dire(ct) Democracy, curated by Gelly Grindaki & Margarita Kataga, School of Fine Arts, Athens 2009.
Art Athina / Jannis Spyropoulos Awards 2006-2009, curated by Olga Daniylopoulou, the Faliro Pavilion [TaeKwonDo], Athens 2010. http://indiredemocracy.wordpress.com/, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xw1PGFXfW4o, http://www.art-cat.gr/exhibitions/in-direct-democracy/
Documentation of the installation at In Dire(ct) Democracy, School of Fine Arts, Athens 2009. Photos by Lea Petrou.
Documentation of the installation at Art Athina / Jannis Spyropoulos Awards 2006-2009, the Faliro Pavilion [TaeKwonDo], Athens 2010. Photos by Lea Petrou.