Accidental Encounters


26.04.18 @ 20:00

Grace, Athens

Accidental Encounters, a group show curated by Hyperlink features works from ARTWORKS Fellows Pavlos Tsakonas and Hypercomf (Ioannis Koliopoulos and Paola Palavidi). On view from 26.04.2018 until 14.05.2018, at Grace.

What is the possibility of finding something into nothing? Where nothing assume a dazzling white void. Empty and disorientating. Imagine holding a compass being in reverse polarity state. It is making me nervous because this is the start of a fly away condition. How far away? What kind of motions? Circular I assume. But the compass is giving out erratic data. It jumps around, it spins like it is on a pole. What is the possibility of finding something into nothing? One move forward and the void becomes a quantum of forms popping up: tunnels, funnels, alleys, cones, honeycombs, lattices and spirals. All ethereal and compact. An ecstatic nimbus is floating above me. The void loses its smoothness, it becomes less and less disorientating. As I am getting closer more forms start to appear: gratings, layers, axes, symmetries and asymmetries. Is my vision now enlarged or narrowed? I find myself between so many directions. It’s like being in a bipolar state. Zoom in or zoom out? How this infinity should be treated? What is this void I find myself within, is it a space yet to come, a form of negation, a visual hallucination or simply non-existence? My compass still jumps around. It doesn’t matter, now I have some landmarks. The void makes an excellent landmark. BOOMERANG!

Participating artists: Iain Ball, Co – Buddy (Iain Ball & Valinia Svoronou), Dimitris Gketsis, Hypercomf, Evi Kalogiropoulou, Alexandra Koumantaki, Lea Collet & Marios Stamatis, Yorgos Papafigos, Clifford Sage, Pavlos Tsakonas, Yannis Voulgaris.