Friday, January 21, 2011

Two Buildings

We're super soon starting constuctin on two buiding renovations 
in the the Keramikos-Metaxourgio area with Iasson Tsakonas and the Oliaros team.
The buildings, after succesfully being used for the Re-Map KM project extensively, 
are now being renovated, each in collaboration with an artist, 
who has developed an approach for the so called "blind" facades of the buildings.

On Leonidou 11, Angelo Plessas' "" mural extends to the front of the building 
and becomes part, 
if not entirely all the architecture.

on Keramikou 51, two alternating shutter systems make up the facade: 
The fabric tents of the apartment buildings 
and the wooden shutters of the neoclassical/vernacular housing found in the area.
on the sides, norwegian artist Matias Faldbakken 
brings his "book scans" series to a logical conclusion: 
Scans of "dead" or inactive areas in books are placed in the "blind" 
or inactive side facades.

Team on Angelidakis studio has included:  Alexandros Papadias, Sotiris Vasiliou, Nana Stathi, Dimitris Sylaidos, Eirini Anthouli, Minas Konstandinou, Pavlos Bakagianis

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Incidents of Mirror-Travel in the Yucatan, and other destinations

"Through the windshield the road stabbed the horizon, 
causing it to bleed a sunny incadescence."

"One couldnt help feeling that this was a ride on a knife
covered with solar blood."

"Time is devoid of objects when one displaces all destinations"

"The steady hiss of the air-conditioner in the rented Dodge Dart might have been the voice of Eecath - the god of Thought and Wind."

"Timelessness is found in the lapsed moments of perception, in the common pause that breaks apart into a sandstorm of pauses." (our plane looped)

maybe we head for The hypothetical continent of Cathaysia (1971)

or Atlantis

all images from Robert Smithson's Collected Writings, edited by Jack Flam. Excerps from "Incidents of Mirror-Travel in the Yucatan, 1969)