photo exhibition @ Kara Musa Pasha Mosque
Human in Space. When shadows illuminate more than light.
18th - 30th of May, 2012
Kara Musa Pasha Mosque
Dimitris Chalkiadakis

The About Cultural Venue, the Friends of the Archaeological Museum of Rethymnon, in collaboration with the 25th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities present the photography exhibition by Dimitris Chalkiadakis entitled “Human in Space. When shadows illuminate more than light” as part of the events for the Rethymnon Days 2012 organized by the Residents of the Old Town of Rethymnon Society, on the occasion of the International Museum day festivities.

Duration of the exhibition:
18th - 30th of May, 2012

The International Museum Day is dedicated to the Museum this year; the Museum, a shifting world, a world of novel ideas and challenges. In this world, Dimitris Chalkiadakis’ photographs try to capture the relationship that develops between man’s routine, being multifaceted and in constant motion, and monuments, being an evident synecdoche of the concept of Time and Memory.

Dimitris Chalkiadakis
He was born in 1975 in the Cretan city of Rethymnon. He graduated from the Physics Department of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens where he developed his thesis on “Digital Treatment of Stellar Images”. He has been scouting spaces for commercials, films, music clips and dance videos on a professional basis since 1999. From 2004 onwards, he got involved systematically with many more aspects of applied photography. He has worked as a film on-set photographer exploring the creative process in the film domain as well as in other art forms. His personal work is based on two main keystones: capturing the creative process as it evolves in time and recording the traces of human presence in space along the decay that inevitably occurs. In 2011 his solo exhibition “Human in Space” took place at the ABOUT Cultutral Venue, as part of the Athens Photo Festival 2011. The photography catalogue “Human in Space” has been published by Nissos Publications.

About Cultural Venue
Friends of the Archaeological Museum of Rethymnon
25th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities