Vouliagmeni Nautical Club

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For the nautical club of Vouliagmeni we created four large scale wooden perforated sculptures that we painted over, in the subject of personalities that related their name to the sea and shipping.
The sculptures are portraits of writers and poets like Joseph Conrad and Andreas Embiricos, following the group’s idea of creating role-models depending on context, space and occasion. The works are placed outdoors, letting the special sunlight of the area pierce them to form the portrait through light dots like a photographic raster. Unexpected combinations of portraits like the one of Jacques-Yves Cousteau with Mitch Buchannon or the one of Jules Verne with Captain Haddock realize cohesion conflicts and counterpoints referring to the history of literature and pop culture through the prism of the sea and navigation theme.

Joseph Conrad Vs ACG
enamel paint on pierced plywood, iron, 250 x 125 x 100 cm
2013

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Jules Vernes Vs Captain Haddock
enamel paint on pierced plywood, iron, 250 x 125 x 100 cm
2013

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Andreas Embirikos
enamel paint on pierced plywood, iron, 250 x 125 x 100 cm
2013

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Jacques – Yves Cousteau Vs Mitch Buchannon
enamel paint on pierced plywood, iron, 250 x 125 x 100 cm
2013

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Installation view on the courtyard of the former Finos Film Office building. Finos Film is a film production company that dominated the Greek film industry from 1943 to 1977. It was founded by Philopemen Finos in 1942 during World War II. It was the biggest film production company in Greece at the time and one of the biggest, in terms of productivity, in southeast Europe.
The building is located in the area around Vathi Square in the center of Athens, the area of interest of our book Je veux être Chateaubriand ou rien. We placed this work here to create a symbolic connection between the rich and prosperous southern suburb of Vouliagmeni and the deteriorated neighborhood where the derelict building is located.

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