Architecture of Mobility

Installation resulting from a month long informal residency at the Lesvos Plant Medicine Center (Athens). With Jean-Francois Peschot (FR) and Aggelici Gali (GR).

Has Been Removed (2018), Jean-Francois Peschot
Transfer print on drywall
Has Been Removed, detail

Existing between an oscillation of departure and return, moving through passages and thresholds. Artifice in uneasy tension with ecology. Situations, actions and encounters blur mental life with the urban landscape. Dissolving the boundaries between psyche and geography, breaking the mental chrysalis into a wider sense of possibles and impossibles.

Jean-Francois Peschot’s (FR) work deals with time and space, interested in spaces and non-spaces in transition. Taking place in a building in a state of re-construction, Has Been Removed analyzes, in the form of an essay poem printed on drywall, a moment in time spent in an elevator. In Peschot’s work the mundane takes unexpected insights which transform the spaces and actions of everyday life.

Aggelica Gali (GR) is a mezzo soprano. In her composition The Night she evokes tension between the archaic and modern by utilizing a nearly lost form of Greek language, Katharevousa, an old form of Greek which still used a polytonic system. The piece recites under an enchanting melody a restrained description of the physiological affect of nighttime, above waves of undulating song.

Jeroen Kortekaas’ (NL) sculptural work utilizes the visual lexicon of signage, travel and gambling to evoke the notions of flight as counterweight to feelings of confinement and stagnation. Signs and methods of display from advertising and wayfinding are host to a private mythology where the languages of travel become synonymous to our desires for transformation. They appear as traffic signs without direction, sings of endless movements and immobilities.