TILT platform: IASIS


Beau Rivage, Loutraki

Kyriaki Goni (ARTWORKS Fellow 2018) participates in the second edition of TILT platform, titled Iasis at Beau Rivage, Loutraki.

The exhibition unfolds a problematic around our relationship with nature, our body, our psyche, the Other, the technological disruption into our daily lives and what we perceive as the “norm”.

TILT platform, continuing to focus on nature, indeterminacy and the dynamics of boundaries, presents works by contemporary Greek and international artists, who deal with the healing methods we develop through art and research, from the perspective of the social, scientific and existential level as well as the illnesses and the challenges of our time. Besides, the exhibition takes place in Loutraki, a city that is mainly remedial.

How do we define what is normal and what is ill? What can we learn from our tendency to simulate the machine rather the vice versa, when all the characteristic of human nature, like, mistakes, fatigue, the right to choose, are considered to be bland? Can we see humans like the virus that destroys the ecology of the planet? What are the boundaries between the real and the virtual in times of global surveillance? And yet, what does Art stand for in an era so traumatic and so traumatised? The exhibition aims to approach, through four areas of investigation, the concept of Iasis and the way we define it today.

In the first section of Iasis, we question the concept of normality as a social construct. Through a series of works that refer to situations and treatment experiences in contemporary times, TILT platform focuses not only on our personal relationship with the sick body and the perception of diagnosis as an expression of aversion or even racism, but also on the concept of trauma and pain at an existential level.

The second area of the exhibition outlines the political and social dimension of the Medical Speech, both scientific and political arguing in therapeutic terms, while coexisting with the magical functioning of healing, the spell, exorcism, fasting and, of course, the placing the patient’s health on divine favor and Luck.

In the third thematic, we find our relation towards nature, our removal from all that is natural and the exploration of the urban landscape, the industry and cyberspace as the new form of techno-nomadism, while in the fourth area of investigation, we attempt to approach the healing properties of Art, as an omnipotent healing tool.

Participating artists: Margarita Athanasiou, Browser Based (Bjørn Magnhildøen, Alex Zakkas and Zsolt Mesterhazy), John Butler, Yvon Chabrowski, Ted Davis, Stelios Dexis and Myrto Vounatsou, for cancel (Makis Faros, Zoi Pirini and Takis Zervedas), Kyriaki Goni, Ben Grosser, Peggy Kliafa, Mari Massouridou, Vally Nomidou, Eva Papamargariti, Nektarios Pappas and Anna Papaeti, Janis Rafa (Rafaelidou), Jasmin Rapti, Refrakt (Alexander Govoni & Carla Streckwall), Louise Schmid, Spiro Stergiou, Lina Theodorou, Babis Venetopoulos and Liam Young.