Material: mdf wood, prints on paper,wireless headphones
The term "nostalgia" was used in the 17th century by Johan Jakob Harder to name the "disease", in other words,... Read More
The term "nostalgia" was used in the 17th century by Johan Jakob Harder to name the "disease", in other words, the mental pain felt by the Swiss mercenaries of Louis XIV by the unfulfilled longing of their return home. In his book "Mourning and Melancholia" Sigmund Freud defines nostalgia as a persistent denial of loss, a repressed longing for whatever is "lost". The term "custom" describes an established action by a nation's tradition that is repeated in specified circumstances. While in Greece bazaars started as urban markets, a vital institution for the Ottoman model of urban economic development, when preserved, they have transformed into a "custom". My research deals with the dynamic relationship between customs and nostalgia and attempts to link them to the preservation of national identity. The installation "The resonance of the Bazaar" aims to present through sound the above research process.