Composition is the work I presented for my degree show at Athens School of Fine Arts in September 2017. It... Read More
Composition is the work I presented for my degree show at Athens
School of Fine Arts in September 2017. It looks at alienation as a social
phenomenon and as a psychological condition. It is divided in two sections: Chapters
The first section, Chapters, gives a record of contemporary
reality, and attempts to criticize visual culture and capitalism, describing it
as a prison where the individual loses itself. Specifically, in Chapter 1
subjectivity, separated from the self and portrayed as a fish, is trapped in a
multitude of images, commodities and patterns, where it tries in vain to focus
its attention. The individual, like fish in a bowl, is locked into this
constant flow of information. In Chapter 2 the repetition of a person’s
figure-patterns by another person, pertains to mimesis as a form of influence.
Individual and figure-patterns aim to become one, however, this identity is
false and is constantly failing. In Chapter 3 two projections inside a
sink, one on top of the other, define a new collective “reading” of images.
Optical fragments from the Second World War and from the film “Gilda” are
subject to a levelling, an equation of meaning, by becoming “images” of the
same significance and value in culture industry.
The second section, Portraits, communicate the psychological
condition of the contemporary individual as a result, and in relation to, Chapters.
Here, three faces float in an indefinable and timeless universe in which they
loudly experience their loneliness.