OROBORO

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Oroboro rephrases ouroboros (the archetypal serpent eating its own tail) by staging a motorized looping belt who feeds ceramic items (bricks, plates et al) produced by the artist into free fall.

OROBORO, 2019 hosted in Rhodiola by 3137 in Alserkal Avenue, Dubai, UAE

[ with operators Mona Ayyash, Engy Ehab ]

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ANIMALIER* WITH NO TASTE FOR THE SUBLIME

I have not made the originals of these paper casts. I have made a selection out of the many public sculptures of the city of Athens. Giving an emphasis to the gender and social role ascribed to the represented figure. Making an observation: represented female figures are outnumbered by male ones.
I made the casts only when the circumstances allowed me to take time and space to work directly on them, on site. These figures belong to different historical times and some constitute a symbol (mythological, popular or nationalistic) of their own category. Some are well maintained, others become dirty through time. They mostly remain unseen, but are real landmarks of the landscape. Some are made by gifted sculptors, others feel funny to look at, maybe because of their awkward placement. I
like to cast them in color papers. The originals are brought from the outside inside a room, turning stone, marble and bronze into a thin skin of paper and glue. These paper shells are here virtually free of weight. I see in the cast the plain nature of the original.”

*an animalier is an artist, mainly from the 19th century, who specializes in, or is known for, skill in the realistic portrayal of animals. (in Greek: ανιμαλιέ).

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Werft 5, Kunsthaus Rhenania, Cologne

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Spiros Louis

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885608_771410592978890_3193564250514146888_o‘Athena Mesolora’, 1957 by Michael Tombros at the Athens Red Cross Hospital

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LE COLLANT _ THE THING YOU CAN' T GET RID OF

chez John Lobb & CO in Northmapton UK
with the support of Fondation d' Entreprise Hermès
[a set of 105 pairs of shoes: leather, rubber, paper, latex, glue, plaster, MDF, employees biometric recognition system machine] These shoes are a reduction of the nature of footwear. They are not meant to be worn. They are no-shoes.
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installation view at Palais de Tokyo, Paris, ‘LES MAINS SANS SOMMEIL’

Les mains sans sommeil

davinstallation view at Museum of Cycladic Art, DESTE FOUNDATION ANNIVERSARY

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I PUGNI IN TASCA.srt

Mediation Code:

“Fists in the Pocket”

@Athens Biennial 5-6, Omonoia

 

screening: “Fists in the Pocket” (I PUGNI IN TASCA, 1965) by  Marco Bellochio

with original subtitles and 30 seat covers at Hotel Bageion in Omonoia square

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00:20:27,759 –> 00:20:31,092
MOTHER: I feel a draft.
Is the window open?
00:20:31,363 –> 00:20:34,025
ALESSANDRO: It’s closed. I found the newspaper.
What should I read?
00:20:36,768 –> 00:20:40,135
MOTHER: Would you be so kind
as to read me who died?
00:20:43,308 –> 00:20:44,639
ALESSANDRO: Let’s see.
Zerpani, Luisa. Cavalli, Giambattista.
Paracioppi, Gustavo. Saraceno, Elisabetta.
Anyone you know?
00:20:53,919 –> 00:20:56,649
MOTHER: No, no one. And births?
00:20:58,390 –> 00:21:01,484
ALESSANDRO: No births, no weddings,
no graduations.
What else should I read?

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