exhibition @ about:
The distant relative of a blind man
24th of May 2012 – 16th of June 2012
Alexis Avlamis // busy building // Christophoros Doulgeris // Dimitris Georgakopoulos // Giannis Grigoriadis // Giorgos Gyparakis // Georgia Kotretsos // Thanassis Moutsopoulos // Ioanna Natsikou // Natassa Poulantza // Maria Savva // Konstantinos Stamatiou // GiorgosTserionis // Nikos Vassiliou // Antonis Volanakis // Andreas Vousouras // Giannis Xristakos

Opening:Thursday 24th of May, 20.00
Duration: 24th of May 2012 – 16th of June 2012
Opening hours:
Wednesday-Friday 17:00-21:00, Saturday 12:00-16:00

The distant relative of a blind man

Curator: Giorgos Tserionis

Parallel Events:

Thursday 24th of May, time 20.00: Opening of the exhibition & performance by the composer Nikos Vasileiou.

Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th of May, time 20.00: Urban Soundscapes, electroacoustic two-day event. Curator: Anargyros Deniosos.

Friday 1st of June, 20.00:Lecture by Thanassis Moutsopoulos entitled "Filling the gaps, smudging the whole".

“There is an intermediate time and space, between the finite, the measurable, the already unavoidable known of the past and the forthcoming, unknown of the imminent future, a conception of time and space inherent in the notion of temporality, of transitivity, of absence, which by being emotionally ambivalent, oscillates between anticipation, expectation and fulfillment, pause and movement, the void and the complete. Embodied in the Purgatory, the ou-Topos of transition between Hell and Paradise, it is implemented in R.E.M, the transition of brain operation from the alertness to the highway of dreams. How is the concept of the void, the space between boundaries and the in-between place defined? The answers impend in any case, they remain hesitant and ambiguous, and they linger, contradict and repeat the questions in a circular fashion. The participants are required to decipher and determine their understanding of the concept of the void. It is the end of the nightmare, the familiar one relived as a horrendous reality or is it the construction of new familiarities? The pending issues remain and invite the viewer to participate and possibly explore the universe of the image.”* The wandering may lead the viewer to discover one’ s own BIRTH PLACE.
“The end is in the beginning and yet you go on” says one of Becket’s characters. Even in the most ominous of situations, life meets our expectations with or without our consent and is sharpened by the individuals and the space that surrounds us. Within our most radiant memories the shadows always remind us the verification of time as a quasi-circular procedure and the confirmed ceaseless progress of the deterioration process with an almost mathematical precision.
From the starting point until the end the only thing that seems to separate man from death is a curtain of sounds and images, validating the flow of life through time and history.

Giorgos Tserionis

*from the text by Vassiliki Vayenou entitled “Between”