You may listen to the interview I gave to Evi Karkiti for the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (Αθηναϊκό-Μακεδονικό Πρακτορείο Ειδήσεων) at 104.9fm about my newly published book: “Homes Sweet Homes”.
Το “Homes Sweet Homes” θα κυκλοφορήσει επισήμως το Σάββατο, στις 22 Οκτωβρίου στο “Το Πικάπ”, Ολύμπου 57, Θεσσαλονίκη, στις 19:00. Σπίτι μου σπιτάκι μου και σπιτοκαλυβάκι μου, λέει μια παλιά ελληνική παροιμία. Η λέξη «σπίτι» κατάγεται από τη μεσαιωνική ελληνική λέξη ὁσπίτιον (hospitium στη λατινική) που σημαίνει δωμάτιο, σπιτικό, πατρίδα, ξενώνας, κατοικία, οικογένεια. Οικογένεια: σύνθετη λέξη από το αρχαιοελληνικό οίκος και το επίσης αρχαιοελληνικό ρήμα γίγνομαι. Στη φωτογραφική σειρά “Homes Sweet Homes” επιχειρείται μια φωτογραφική προσέγγιση του οικείου, του κοινότoπου που συναντά κανείς στο σπίτι του, σε σπίτια φίλων, οικογενειακές συγκεντρώσεις, σπίτια που ζούσε παλαιότερα και τώρα έχουν εγκαταλειφθεί. Υπάρχει …
My photographic series “Homes Sweet Homes” was exhibited at the Athens Photo Festival ’16 in the context of Satellite Exhibtions on June 2016. The exhibition took place at the gallery of “six d.o.g.s.” in Athens. More details about the exhibition, here.
Trying to identify the meaning of the country, I made two slideshows in the context of the presentation of the new book of Vicky Tselepidou (“Αλεπού, αλεπού, τι ώρα είναι” / εκδόσεις Νεφέλη) at the 13th Thessaloniki Book Fair. The music I used was from Magnanimus trio.
I enjoyed answering these questions in this small talk in photomind.gr!
Inspired by the dark, haunting and dreamy music of “The Fog Ensemble”, I made 7 small video clips, one for every song of the album. The places I filmed include Thessaloniki, Karpathos, Leros, Brighton, Berlin and views from windows of trains and aeroplanes.
Based on Antonio Gramsci’s “Prison Notebooks” and the concept of “Romance”, 10 artists worked in Yeni Djami for 8 days in the context of the 5th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art and focused artistically on its multiple readings. Here are some photos mostly from the opening of the exhibition. _Making preparations for the opening. _Virginia Μastrogiannaki and Original Replica having a deep conversation in front of original Replica’ s work. _Spectators watching Antigoni Theodorou’s performance. _Concept and video stills form Virginia Mastrogiannaki’s performance. _Photo from Nicolas Paradiselo ‘s work. _Photos from Sophia Tolika ‘s work. _Concept and photos of Ilias …
Taking part in this Young Artists’ workshop has been an extremely interesting and tempting experience for me so far. First of all, the title of the workshop is “Romance” and our approach to the subject should have come from the book of Antonio Gramsci: “Prison Notebooks” (I am very happy that I found it and read it) written between 1929 and 1935, when Gramsi was imprisoned by the Italian Fascist regime. Then, the people who are taking part formed a nicely diverse, creative, dynamic and funny team. We ‘ve laughed alot, discussed with each other and interacted perfectly. Areti Leopolou, …
During the exhibition of “Homes Sweet Homes” in Tabya last February, I left a book at the place for the visitors to write their impressions, feelings or thoughts about what they had just seen. When I am down, or feel insecure about what I am doing, this little book really cheers me up! Thank you all for your comments!
Few days ago, I had the chance to make a workshop with a photographer whose work I admire, Eva Voutsaki. The workshop was about making a photo-book (a dummy) from the early stage of collecting and editing photos, to the final stage of designing and finding ways to publish it. These were 3 days full of inspiration, imagination, fantasy, having nice talks and fun with all the people there. I am really glad I did it and feel full of photographic energy!