Konstantinos Doumpenidis


Visual Artist and Creative Director
Lives and works in Athens, Greece 

Creative Director of Juicer Studio
Part of Esto Association

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MEME, Athens
June, 2015

In an unfinished space of a newly built block of flats, another world is coming into being. The construction works seem to have ceased for some time now, but the clothes and bedding that can be found scattered around imply a human presence. Building materials have been left behind, giving a liminal feeling to the space which can be perceived both as an abandoned construction site and a potential safe habitat. The traces between the materials narrate a story of movement of the individuals that have been temporarily occupying the space as an intermediate stop of a journey, until the next destination of a safe residence. The management of human flows is not confined within geographical co-ordinates. A new geography of materials is being revealed as an accurate metaphor of the recent reality, projecting the right to an ongoing journey. All materials either compact and rigid or fluid and fragile, they are dynamic elements gradually transforming the landscape into an ever-changing semeiology. The revelation of this unfinished space and the emergence of new political bodies pushing towards its (ir)regularity, remains vital.

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