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MUNDUS

Mundus among the favorite photobooks of 2021 according to Lensculture

Presented at Athens Photo Festival 2022

Presented at ‘Inanimate dialogues / Let the things speak’ in Zoetrope 2022

Presented at Thessaloniki Photobiennale 2021

Presented at the Athens Art Book Fair 2021

Presented at C4journal Instagram page

Selected at RADAR Photo Festival

Selected at Emergentes 2021 at BFOTO Festival (solo exhibition)

Part of the collection of Museo Universidad de Navarra

Part of the collection of Centre Canadien d’ Architecture (Mundus Special Edition)

Part of the collection of  Charles Seale-Hayne Library, Plymouth University (Mundus Special Edition)

Part of the collection of Thessaloniki Museum of Photography

Part of the collection of School of Visual and Applied Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki library

Part of the collection of Zoetrope library

MUNDUS is also being sold at the shop of NOESIS (Thessaloniki Science Center and Technology Museum)

 

Edited by: Moritz Neumüller

Designed by: Jaime Narvàez

Printed in Spain by: Artes Gráficas Palermo (June 2021)

Softcover with blind embossing

14.8cm x 21.0cm, 112 pages

Published: June 2021

 

MUNDUS (the Latin word for World) is a journey through spaces and materials, signs of life and personal items investigating the relationship between the subterranean world and the Cosmos.

Photos, taken between 2010-2019 during the construction of underground infrastructure in the city of Thessaloniki reveal an invisible world that is in constant flux, shaped through explosions and demolitions, metamorphoses and transformations, thrusts and reconstructions. Connotations are evoked primarily from visual references to outer space, space missions and astronomical drawings, as well as through the alternating scale and angle of view of the pictures.

MUNDUS brings out the beauty of exploration and the mystery of creation combining art with science, the imaginary with the real and the earthy with the aerial, through a visual process that borrows from geology, engineering, astronomy, mathematics and art.

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MUNDUS Special Edition

Sophia Tolika

Limited Edition of 20 copies –

Part of the collection of Centre Canadien d’ Architecture

Part of the collection of  Charles Seale-Hayne Library, Plymouth University

Each comprising:

– a signed, numbered copy of the book’s initial print run

– two acousmatic compositions (audio tracks downloadable by QR code) produced by sound designer Anastasios Kokkinidis, based on field recordings made by Sophia Tolika in the underground world of Thessaloniki

– a signed high quality archival Fine art Inkjet 23×15,5 cm print in Hahnemühle Photo Rag (308gsm, 100% cotton) paper. Each box includes a unique fine art print.

– a small specimen from the imaginary world of MUNDUS

 

together housed in a 24 x 18 x 3cm black eco paper box.

The fine art print is one of these 20 photos of the book put randomly in the box.

 

 

The 2 acousmatic compositions (‘MUNDUS: How does it resonate?’ – Parts One & Two) can be listened autonomously or while reading the book “MUNDUS” offering a more augmented narrative -or even a new one- and an enriched atmosphere to the photographs of the book.

You may have a preview here https://soundcloud.com/mundus_special_edition but you may listen and download the full audio works (in .WAV or.mp3 320 format) by buying the MUNDUS Special Edition.

 

 

MUNDUS (the Latin word for World) is a journey through spaces and materials, signs of life and personal items investigating the relationship between the subterranean world and the Cosmos.

Photos, taken between 2010-2019 during the construction of underground infrastructure in the city of Thessaloniki reveal an invisible world that is in constant flux, shaped through explosions and demolitions, metamorphoses and transformations, thrusts and reconstructions. Connotations are evoked primarily from visual references to outer space, space missions and astronomical drawings, as well as through the alternating scale and angle of view of the pictures.

MUNDUS brings out the beauty of exploration and the mystery of creation combining art with science, the imaginary with the real and the earthy with the aerial, through a visual process that borrows from geology, engineering, astronomy, mathematics and art.

 

June 2021

The special edition of Mundus is now SOLD OUT!

 

HOMES SWEET HOMES


self-published

edition of 150
80 pages
40 photographs
14,8 x 21cm
Date of publication: August 2016
Designed by: Monoscopic

ISBN: 978-960-93-8101-7

“Home, sweet home, my sweet old little home”, goes an old Greek saying. The Greek word for home, “σπίτι”, is derived from the medieval Greek word ὁσπίτιον (hospitium in Latin), which means room, household, homeland, dwelling, family. The Greek word for family —οικογένεια— is a compound word from the ancient Greek words οίκος (home) and γίγνομαι (to come into being).

The photographic series “Homes Sweet Homes” seeks to approach the familiar and the ordinary, found at home, at friends’ places, in family gatherings, and in previous, now abandoned dwellings.
Could there be visual, photographic interest in the everyday and the ordinary?
Through images where people, places and objects interweave, this photographic series initiates a dialogue with the past and explores memory, motherhood, playfulness, absence, the traces we leave in space, and ultimately, our own perspective of places and people in our daily lives.

It has been presented at:

  • The Photobook Exhibition of Athens Photo Festival 2016, Athens, Greece
  • 7th Feira do Livro de Fotografia de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal
  • 4th International Conference of Photography & Theory (ICPT2016), Nicosia, Cyprus

“Homes Sweet Homes” is sold out. Thank you all for your support!

 

 

 

 

 

An interview I gave about the book for the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (Αθηναϊκό-Μακεδονικό Πρακτορείο Ειδήσεων) at 104.9fm at Evi Karkiti.

 

And some testimonials:

 

 

 

Σάσα

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self-published

edition of 3
38 pages
24 photographs
15,1 x 22,8cm
Date of publication: April 2017
Designed by: Sophia Tolika

ISBN: 978-1-36-612061-8

 

“Σάσα” is the story of a young woman and her close friend through the years, written in just one day.

It started initially as an intimate text, a reaction at a shocking situation, a confession.
Later on, in order to draw the whole atmosphere of this friendship, it started being enriched with pictures of things and situations that these two women, me and her, had lived together. “Σάσα” became an attempt to combine text with photography, photography with text, trying to see how these two different languages can work together as a whole without overlapping one another.
But “Σάσα” is something more than: It is our life as a fleeting moment, the glimpse of our past, the fragile truth of our existence.

“Σάσα” is not being sold. It was shortlisted at the Photometria Dummy Awards 2017.

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And a testimonial: