(2003) Variable Duration (Audiovisual site-specific installation in three parts: 2 stereo sound installations and one silent video projection)
The installation took place in Ottoman and Byzantine archaeological sites in Thessaloniki, Greece. One of the sound pieces and the silent video projection were installed in Bey Hamam (the first Ottoman bath build in the city). The second sound piece was installed in the visitor’s area of Yedi Kule or Eptapyrgio (a Byzantine Fortress turned into a prison).
The sound installations presented the conversation between two tourists while they move in the city. They are trying to find one of the exhibition sites (ex. Eptapyrgio). They get lost and end up in the other site (ex. Bey Hamam). The video is a repetition of a short segment; a moment filmed trough the window of train moving in a mountainous area, punctuated by a scrolling text charting the fable of a mythical country. The project focused on the idea of movement as an expression of negotiation (in) between memory and history, spaces and narrative, the viewer and the work.
Commissioned by the Cultural Olympiad for the exhibition: Young Balkan artists. Variations in Balkan spaces, Thessaloniki Greece