Formless Forms (2015)

Slide Projection
35 mm slide projection, 40 Slides, 5 mins
First presented in the solo exhibition [in]visible territories, Kalfayan Galleries, Athens, 8 October – 14 November 2015
Curated by Dr Kostas Prapoglou

Formless Forms is based on the same pool of images as A Small Guide to the Invisible Seas, sourced from Greek, Turkish and Soviet Armenian tourist catalogues, from the 60s to the 80s. It is the first in a series of works that explore how the photographic techniques of the time produced a colour palette that locates images temporally. The colour variations in the printed photographs allows one to understand if they were produced in the 60s, 70s or 80s.  Zooming in on details of the tourist imagery of Greece, Turkey and Soviet Armenia, the slide projection is organised as a continuous colour grading, echoing the movement of the sun as it changes the colour of the landscape. In reimaging the photographic as a sensorial space, the slide projection uses fragments of found material to mimic the form of the timelapse.