A reconstruction of the experience of space, or in other words: how to redefine and reconstruct the living parts of the square, and the psychological spaces of a body
/Mixed media installation, 2012, ASFA, Athens, Greece////////Film, 23' 6'', 2012, Action Field Kodra , What we want, Thessaloniki, Greece. Curated by Vasilis Zografos
The project "Square" is the result of a ten-month fieldwork I completed in Syntagma Square at the centre of Athens, and of my personal engagement with the area and its people. The work consists of audiovisual material which I collected primarily from interviews with acquaintances or strangers, regulars of Syntagma Square or passersby, while I was posing them a constant and repetitive question: why they were in the square at the time.
Having a video camera as an extension of my hand and my senses, I attempted to approach different stories of social, political and personal paradoxes, using methods of provocation in a provocative and tense environment.
With this film, I intend to approach the various dimensions and parameters of a Space “in crisis” taking into account my personal position in a constantly re-defined Public Sphere. In this case, the role of the camera as a medium, was catalytic. It enforced the terms of an endless repetition, a repeated viewing of an event that made “fluid” my physical presence in the square. Have I ever been there?