The internal queries and the consequences as the result of the experiences thatoccur in one’s life have been the cornerstone on which my work has been based.Considering as crucial the liberation from the binarism of good/bad or black/white, Ioustini approaches her subjects more experientially rather than rationally. Through her images she is interested more in the evocation of feelings and experiences, rather than the creation of just an aesthetical pleasure.
Ηis main interest focuses on the basis of the current social and interpersonal issues about human nature. An approach based on Europe which started in 2012 in Greece and continues until now.
Ilias’s debut series of work named "Over.State" has been shown in various international festivals, solo and group shows across the world and has been featured in on-line and printed publications.
"Over.State" -a story of a young and lost person trying to feel free and find love- is a personal adventure and the first attempt to depict a poetic representation of the author's own existential agony while exploring the emotional variations of the human condition. An effort to understand how we express freedom, intimacy and closeness; how we seek true connection with the inner self and the other. "Vialattea"(Ilias's latest body of work) captured the process of taking a deep breath after coping with the drama of the human condition. A natural process of moving forward while morphing the author's gaze into a galaxy of flashbacks and memories of light, either sometimes intelligible or even barely mentioned. A cinematographic variation of photography fast and melancholic as fragments of a life rethought from the window of a moving train.
Katerina has created photographs called "Once Upon a Covid-19" in order to visualise the phenomenon of isolation that ended up to be her escape from reality.Through this residency, Katerina will expand the project to a newborn idea: "The Planet C," a silent reality with added surreal elements.
Lydia is currently working on a little project which she is provocatively calling 'Touching Myself'.
"It's reflecting on the fact that living alone in quarantine, Lydia haven't been tactile with anyone else in weeks and yet, thanks to yoga and as a result of excessive hand washing etc, I'm touching myself more than ever! I'm making some Lino prints as well as taking pictures of all the corners of my little flat (my prison and my haven) and hoping to juxtapose these images with words regarding the science of touch. ."
"Rooted in my practice and ongoing blog, ‘ Stills for a game’ ...it offers an opportunity to shift from responding to physical space, to an online space. Pertinent to the situation now, using an online residency to ‘ travel’ or blur boundaries, is a an interesting challenge . Continuing the use of everyday choreographies, movement, gesture, performative texts, as a process for translating, I would like to use images made a few days ago, during lockdown as a starting point . It asks questions, and see that as an interesting way to begin. I would also be interested in incorporating performative texts as a way of exploring imagined spaces, also connecting to a curtailed freedom."
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