Currently I am presenting a series of performances at the
South Florida Art Center, (where I have my Art residency). I
developed an installation piece where I try to resemble a home ambiance.
This environment was accomplished by appropriating popular images of
saints and virgins. Simultaneously covering everything, walls, furniture even
kitchen tools and silverware. I have also juxtaposed images of different wars,
in the search for awaking questions about non-conscious female passive attitudes
(in a kitchen doing what they are “supposed” to do). In the mid time,
wars are taking place, killing our own sons, generating profound sufferings
that the female gender is more likely to carry over centuries.
Additionally, the music comes from a video Art piece that
I have created. Essentially the video is about wars (Hiroshima, Nagasaki
bombing and Yugoslavia/Sarajevo war) and it plays on an old TV. I have also done
an intervention by covering it with the popular saint’s images appropriated. In
this ambiance, I performed, inspired by Butoh Dance, in an attempt to
show the deep suffering that arise from the unconscious pressures originated in
the social/familiar mandate patterns.
During the PhD program my deepest
intent is to develop a profound knowledge and therefore a body of work that
could represent it. Utilizing the appropriate interaction with other Artists
and professors I intent to do several breakthroughs during this program.
I envision an Installation that
will take place in a house or a place resembling it (a real house would be
best). During the installation project I will employ interventions all over the
property. Throughout the opening, I am planning to set up a provocative
performance. Furthermore, the interventions will be spread all over the house,
including all the rooms, resembling an association between a particular room
(bedroom, bathroom, kitchen etc.) with a specific state of mind. In this way, I
will be approaching emotional and/or psychological issues of the female gender.
The performance: I will be moving
throughout the whole house and in each room I’ll be connecting from
the unconsciousness that arouses from a particular state of
In a recent work, I incorporated
movement inspired by Japanese Butoh reflecting the lack of consciousness about
female issues, and the mental discomforting state this can likely produce.
Aesthetics: Will be demonstrated
using the elements of light and sound as well as home ware and
furniture after applying interventions trough the popular images
In previous works I also intended
to explore the traditional role of the female set by societal norms dictated by
religious, political and social attitudes. I have used icons from the faith I
am most familiar with as representative of all religions. However, I plan to
use a wide variety of icons from different religions as well. In addition, I
presented popular religious images of female saints and virgins juxtaposed with
images of war as a metaphor for the diverse behavioral patterns set by cultural
mandates that are usually unconsciously followed by each gender.