greeting [made in hondos center], 2007
3,5 min video, color, sound.
The Greek poet Zoi Karelli mainly uses adjectives to define the notion of time in the poem “Greeting”. Different Hondos Center cosmetic assistants of the Omonia sq department store, were invited to participate in order to compose a word by word recitation of the poem.
To watch part of the video follow this link.
Karaoke Poetry Bar, curated by Into The Pill, parallel to the Athens Biennial 2007. http://karaokepoesie.blogspot.com/
Video stills, documentation of the exhibition at Karaoke Poetry Bar and the making of the video, photos my Maria Petrou & Lea Petrou. Many thanks to the department store and all the participants for the collaboration and participation.
fatal maybe even futile
entire thinkable endless
eternal inexhaustible perpetual intact
still sheer uncommitted
dense indifferent impenetrable
not-chosen inaccessible untold
unrecognizable unknown dubious
complicated diverse inexplicable
unconstrained time unexpected
time deep and harsh.
Lofty plentiful, abundant
precise time abrupt
obvious rightful proud
the one and only time, splendid
the exquisite constantly young
glorious divine time.
by Zoe Karelli
[“Greeting”. The fantasy of time, 1949. The poems, ‘A. The friends’ publishers, 1973. 169. Translation by Lea Petrou]