Taking the wrong turn (2003)

Audio-visual site-specific installation in three parts:
2 stereo sound installations and one silent video projection

Bey Hammam, sound piece, 6 mins 28 secs in duration, on a loop
Link: https://vimeo.com/426903447
Bey Hammam, silent video piece, 4 mins 41 secs in duration, on a loop
Link: https://vimeo.com/406761715
Yedi Kule, sound piece, 6 mins 56 secs in duration, on a loop
Link: https://vimeo.com/426904752
Commissioned by the Cultural Olympiad in 2003 for the exhibition:
Young Balkan Artists. Variations in Balkan spaces, Thessaloniki, 28 November – 21 December 2003

Taking the wrong turn was installed in an Ottoman and a Byzantine archaeological site 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 through the window of train passing by a mountainous area, and it is punctuated by a scrolling text charting the fable of a mythical country. The project focuses on the idea of movement as an expression of negotiation (in) between memory and history, spaces and narrative, the viewer and the work.

Collection MOMus Contemporary, Thessaloniki