Dreaming and Walking 2016

NICE
A poetic exploration about the possibility of return, of memory, homeland and loss.

NICE!
an exhibition and a book
Cultural Center Manos Loizos, Nikea

catalogue text

DREAMING AND WALKING

who knows why one photographs the things one does

[…]a flaneur through this city since my return, approximately nine years ago, I collect, without any conscious reason or research design, images of perfectly ephemeral narratives of the urban landscape, fragments of insignificant interventions which, inert though they appear on the surface, nevertheless inscribe the face and the everyday life of the city […] details, trappings and markings, symbols that facilitate the flow of social performances, modifications and interpositions of the social subject on public space, shapes that are recognizable, with a codified symbolic function and images without overt reference, trace upon trace, are articulated in my archive as inoperative experiences with none of the intentional charge of a nostalgic reminder, but as a momentary promise of return, as a mnemonic reference which might, at some point, enforce a return, might recall the random memorandum transforming it into conscious narrative […] testimonies of the eye which, whether accidentally or not, “fell” on something and subconsciously preserved the picture, Benjamin’s “flash image” […] I went back to the archive, the obsessive recording of those footnotes which are without knowledge of why and occasionally of when and where, and from the representation of the subconsciously imprinted image, I articulated a conscious discourse, a narrative on the non-normalcy of the familiar. Dreaming and walking #1, #2, #3 and #4 are reflections of fragmented reminders of the urban landscape.



DREAMING AND WALKING #1





Metal, Wood, Cloth, Rubber, Leather, Syliconeand acrilyc
20 x 20 x 60 cm (7.8 x 7.8 x 23.6 inches)  



DREAMING AND WALKING #2






Metal, Wood, Leather and ceramic tiles
32 x 32 x 17 cm (12.5 x 12.5 x 6.6 inches)  



DREAMING AND WALKING #3


Metal, Wood, Leather and fake fur
40 x 30 x 34 cm (15.7 x 11.8 x 13 inches)  



DREAMING AND WALKING #4




Metal, Felt and bricks
32 x 32 x 14 cm (12.5 x 12.5 x 5.5 inches)  



DREAMING AND WALKING #5




Wood, Leather, Led, Cotton, Pigments and acrilyc
29 x 29 x 30 cm (11.5 x 11.5 x 11.8 inches)