3D animation: duration 02:07
I Bienal del Sur: Pueblos en Resistencia -1st Biennale of South: People in Resistance- Caracas, Venezuela
Oh that I had a Thousand Tongues
Tinos Quarry Platform, Tinos, Greece
Curator: Nikola Dietrich
EMST-National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece
An exhibition of AICA-Hellas
Curator: Sozita Goudouna
“Left of the Parthenon” is a 3D animation with sound, 2 minutes long and displayed on a loop. It demonstrates an anxiety, the cries for help, the alarming efforts to find a way to escape, and after a long struggle to overcome fear, it leads to a revolt for freedom.Read More
“Left of the Parthenon” grew out of a realization that when relations or conditions seem to reach a deadlock of generation and sustainability, new prospects and creative outlets emerge as a result of these. The existing social economic situation was confronted with a standstill that has led to breeding even more pressure to the people, consequently producing new networks of solidarities and alternatives that resist all forms of enclosure. After an exhaustion of all possible and familiar attempts to resolve the shortcomings of the existing structure, the overcoming of the fear of an unknown or precarious future has provided potentials for organizing systems, current collective efforts, and creative processes. In the project, “Left of the Parthenon”, the cat exposes this struggle to defeat fear, and leap into her freedom.
The setting of the animation is in the commercial area of downtown Athens, which is mostly deserted at nights and on the weekends. A cat is locked outside a narrow balcony on the first floor office of a commercial building when the office is closed. We observe the cat’s desperate efforts to attract attention as if there were someone inside the office. We watch her nervously and endlessly pace on the balcony, while picking up her pace in repeated movements to calculate a possible jump on the street. We hear her constant, distressed meowing as she searches for someone to help her. Finally, we witness a vicious attack, which, nevertheless, drives to a miraculous escape.