“The breath that feeds and perpetuates creativity is one of perepetual discovery and exploration. These are interconnected by the familiar like murmurings of successive conversations and impressions. Rather than focusing on answers, curiosity compels me and allows me to realise my role as a creator.”
Jason’s practice engages a process of experimentation with different materials, a process which allows auto suggestion to reveal relationships between materials and memory. This process of intuitive exploration and extraction is therefore also a creative journey, one that is guided by a quest for personal growth and learning.
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"During quarantine I was experimenting with some plaster anti-casts that I made from my own body, with the intention of an opposite representation of it. The difference between anti-casts and simple casts is that they materialize the empty space and offer a reversed point of view. This material embosses both the texture and the fragility of the Body. Coating their outer surface with dried moss and flowers I intend to give a different perspective on the relationship between Nature and the Body. A relationship grounded in decay and deterioration."
During the lockdown, Marie Hervé examined new media, writings, and phantom imagery through spacial installations and self-published works to reveal [personal] ruins and damaged memories drawn from family archives, museum conservation, and cellphones images. This body of work calls into question the power play between image "users" and new spaces for communication and the diffusion of ideas.
These images are ambiguous in nature. It is uncertain whether they represent a confined or liberated "body" of work in context.
Somehow, this is exactly how I experienced confinement.
Katerina's practice during the Covid 19 lockdown took form as an artist’s book, addressing one of the primary subjects in visual art: the relationship of the figure to figurative as well as physical space. It is an appropriated collage book that combines magazine cut outs with the images of the book 'New Decor Design'
The embodiment of cold, impersonal spaces in the archival context was the starting idea for the work. From their cutouts confines, bodies are freed, defying identification and reclaiming living space. As the work progressed during the quarantine, it became clear that these anonymous silent beings were nonetheless deprived of speech or movement and therefore trapped in space and time.
Irene Makri & Angelina Mavrogianni
"Quarantine homes" is a photo series which depicts the beloved homes of the Athens-based duo
Irene Makri and Angelina Mavrogianni capturing with detailed poignancy the intimate stories contained by rooms and the memory of objects and heirlooms under lockdown.
Irene Makri has studied photography and is currently working as an art photographer, trying to figure out life one photo at a time!
Angelina Mavrogianni has studied cinema and music and is currently working with a variety of mediums (photography, digital collage, jewellery design, painting).
The Omega Elegies
We are the best at killing every form of life including ourselves.
“The Omega Elegies” is a process toward change and reform, a series of mourning odes in response to ecological grief as well as a funeral as well, for anthropocentric habits.
I am what you are not
Feeleash has created a new series of digital bricolage that combines elements of personal narrative, artificial intelligence and psychology.
This body of work was created slightly before and during the pandemic outbreak and lockdown and invites the viewer to consider what it will mean to get back to normal, if there ever was such a thing.
Tiniakou's practice describes notions of nature, conviviality in the urban environment in Greek folk culture.
Eirini combines fabrics, photography, text and print to create conceptual garments and objects which are then documented via digital media to create a hybrid-bricolage of "digital textiles” and surfaces.
This process allows us to re-interpret Greek culture and history with a renewed scope, and in the context of Covid 19, different "forms" of survival as well as the imminency of mortality.
You are never too old to dream.
Take a walk with your imagination and dream of [imaginary] creatures and landscapes.
Escape through nature, escape to your local jungle. Take a second to breathe, hear, and to smell.
Did you see and feel these things before?
Let supermarket visits become an everyday "trip." Get lost inside your thoughts, inside your head. You can cry if you want, start over and examine the positive side of things like you used to, many years ago…
Through her paintings, the artist Vassiliki Koukou depicts a surrealistic vision of optimism, reminding us to reawaken our imagination and appreciate our innate innocence as well as the charms and the beauty of the quotidien, of nature.