Essays VI - dialogs IV

04/05 - 31/05/2007


The exhibition takes place at the occasion of the Amore theater's program Essays VI - Dialogs IV (festival of experimental representations based exclusively on young greek writers), and focuses on the idea of temporality (moment, repetition, continuation…), a common element both of the theater praxis and contemporary art.

It features recent works by 4 young greek artists and will be comprised of video-animations, photographies and a poster which will be at the disposal of the public and used as a kind of patterned background for the exhibition.


In the photographic series Low Profile,Vassili Balatsos uses the automatic photomaton that one easily finds in railway or subway stations, supermarkets or other public spaces. In this on-going project, which started in 1988, the artist re-appropriates the conceptual form of serial registration and classification. Each picture is titled after the original place and date. Whereas one might expect an ID portrait, what is captured here is themomentof non-appearing identity, the unique and elusive prints of colored curtains and neutral laminated background addresses the deficiency of the subject.


Christos Lialios is well known for his graphic designs, fonts, limited editions and his collaborations with musicians and  directors. He recently designed the exhibition catalogues for the greek participation at the Sao Paolo Biennale. For the exhibition at the Amore theater, he will design aposter, which will be used as a background, a kind of wall-paper and will create a pattern and a link through the theater space. At the same time, it will also be at the disposal of the visitors, and will then continue toexistindependently of the exhibition's space and time.


In the Frames series, Myrto Vounatsou and Stelios Dexis isolate and register simple events and elements that evokes the human presence. Then, they compose a discreet movement in continuous loops, playing on autonomous small digital screens, suspended throughout the space. This recent series investigates the idea of time and damage (wear and tear), the movement in its most minimal expression, the repetition, creating an internal rhythm, both of each piece as well as of the ensemble.