“daedala”, photographic & SCULPTURAL INSTALLATION
The narration of a myth is inextricably linked to the subject of memory. The work ‘Daedala’ explores the mythological element, as the revelation of a memory that is shaped in the present and is relative to the sacred, the hidden, the secret. Two visual arts, photography by Stefania Orfanidou and sculpture by Natalia Manta, meet in a labyrinthine installation and come into dialogue, integration, juxtaposition, crack and deconstruction. Its objects, fragments from excavation and revocation in the depths of a living memory, are recomposed and form a narrative, which, however, is not a recollection. Hidden elements alternate with visible ones, apparently in an uncanny condition. In the exhibition ‘Daedala’, the artists create a mapping of a new landscape to be explored, where the discovery, the reading and the correlation of the findings refer to the mattock and to the research that follows an archeological excavation. The works, like findings, function as presumptions of an imaginary connection with another era, real or mythological. The space turns into a labyrinth, with scattered pieces of a puzzle, which visitors are invited to discover and reconstruct, relating them to their own personal experiences.
‘Daedala’, in ancient Greece, were composite crafts made of metal, wood or fabrics based on the materials’ shredding, complementarity and joining. They were works of art, which reflected reality and were related to light, perception and illusion. Works to be seen, concealing the refined work of a craftsman, the carving details or the coating of one material with another.
PHOTOGRAPHIC & SCULPTURAL INSTALLATION
STEFANIA ORFANIDOU / NATALIA MANTA / GEORG ES SALAMEH
YIALI TZAMI / OLD HARBOUR CHANIA / 4-18 NOVEMBER 2021
With the support:
ΑΝΟΙΧΤΑ ΠΑΝΙΑ 2021 / ΚΕΠΠΕΔΗΧ ΚΑΜ / CHANIA MUNICIPALITY
*Stefania Orfanidou is SNF ARTWORKS Fellow 2020