OROBORO, 2019 hosted in Rhodiola by 3137 in Alserkal Avenue, Dubai, UAE
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.
[ with special thanks to operators/performers Mona Ayyash and Engy Ehab ]
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).
Werft 5, Kunsthaus Rhenania, Cologne
‘Athena Mesolora’, 1957 by Michael Tombros at the Athens Red Cross Hospital
ACHARNAI SEAT paper & chairs
IBIS NORTHAMPTON. room 341.
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.
installation view at Palais de Tokyo, Paris, ‘LES MAINS SANS SOMMEIL’
installation view at Museum of Cycladic Art, DESTE FOUNDATION ANNIVERSARY
Keep the eyes rolled, so the whites are visible. Pulled back head. See now how it keeps weaving itself. That flock of birds taking off is a sign that something is moving in the area. Enough people are gathered already in the park below.
How to Hide in the open
@CURIOSITY, Tinos Quarry Platform [http://tinosquarryplatform.com/exhibitions/]
@ NOW, Piraeus Municipal Theater, JUNE 2016