The Following the Route of the Water project, will be taken place in July and August 2021 in the Archeological Site of Ancient Messine.
In this project, I seek to incorporate in my works the day light and the sounds of nature as the exhibition follows the natural flow of water across the ancient city. Large scale mosaics, illustrating in an abstract way the fluidity of air or water, will be presented alongside the open air park of Ancient Messine, Pelloponnese, Greece.
In this exhibition, I feel challenged by the idea to present my work in an archeological site and to discourse with the historical monuments. For example, one of the mosaic works which comprehends bronze tesserae and white marble, is to be set next to the monument of the Temple of the ancient Goddess Artemis Phosphorus (meaning the one who carries the light). In this temple, young girls were participating in a symbolic ceremony of reaching adulthood. The mosaic attempts to illustrate this glowing flow that gets transformed during the daylight and to comment on the perpetual flux of life. I would like to affiliate this works to the work of the ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus, on life, fluidity and time. For me, silence that accompanies the monuments of the past, demands our attention and response in this internal game of the world. I feel honored to collaborate in the presentation of this exhibition with with the archeologist Professor Petros Themelis.