May 8, 2017

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If you were written on ice you would be equally indecipherable
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Mar 21, 2017

photo by Dimitris Foutris

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If you were written on ice you would be equally indecipherable
- installation detail - 


until 24/03





Feb 26, 2017








"Foteini Palpana’s installation If you were written on ice you would be equally indecipherable focuses on the visual information, the tactile relations and the remnants of a violent dialectic organized around a steady observer. We are dealing with the recreation of hermetically sealed surfaces bearing the signs of indecipherable writings. The network of crevices on the surface of a rock is viewed by the artist as a cryptogram that can be transcribed, but not necessarily interpreted."




Nov 29, 2016



Grafí
notes and traces - in the making



"O Samas (dieu du soleil), tu scrutes de ta lumière 
la totalité des pays comme si c'était des signes cunéiformes"

Jacques Derrida, De la Grammatologie

 
"O Samas (sun-god), by your light you scan the totality 
of lands as if they were cuneiform signs" – tr. Spivak, 1976


Ζακ Ντερριντά, Περί Γραμματολογίας, μτφ. Κωστής Παπαγιώργης, Εκδόσεις «γνώση», 1990.

EP: Symposium L'écriture et la psychologie des peuples, 1963




"dialectic mirror"
lapsus oculi
or: reading what one wants to read




 

Nov 2, 2016

Maps (Sea Folds)


Map 1, 2014, digital print on paper, 90x120




 Maps (Sea Folds) #1-20, 2015-2016, digital print on paper 


Maps, like all maps, are abstractions turned into objects. What is a digital image is also tangible. It can be folded and spread out on the floor. As an object it may have its curves and edges highlighted by artificial light.


 




 
vimeo: Folding ‘Sea#8’



"Prominent among the curses of civilisation is the map that folds up "convenient for the pocket". There are men who can do almost anything except shut a map. It is calculated that the energy wasted yearly in denouncing these maps to their face would build  the Eiffel Tower in thirteen weeks. 
Almost every house in Edinburgh has a map warranted to shut easily, which the whole family, working together, is unable to fold."


Feb 22, 2016

Sep 24, 2015

Optical Device


photo by Becky Campbell 






Materials: glass magnifying lenses (diameter 6 and 10 cm), metal hose clamp, silicon rods, piece of plastic contour map (torn, approx. 6x4 cm), plastic zipper bag. 
Status: component parts.  
Function: yet to be determined -presumable use in navigation, photogrammetry or hydrographic surveying.  


For the project “Curious Artefacts” by Becky Campbell






May 4, 2014

Fold




Fold, 2014, digital print on canvas, magnets


Fold may refer to a natural process or a human action. 
Folding a map is a gesture preceded by various levels of abstraction. 
Folding a snap-shot of a geological formation suggests a different kind of abstraction.




Folding Gesture #1, 2014, video, 1min. 
https://vimeo.com/145493341
 













 Index 1, 2014, 24 digital prints on paper, notebook

 
 Index 2, 2014, digital print on paper, 70x100









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