Aristotle Giannakouros and Hariklia Hari share their experience of the Ilissia forest in Athens. Both live nearby and incorporate the forest in their everydaylife activities: Aristotle accompanies his small daughter to school through the forest path, Hariklia walks her dog. These everyday small acts form a daily ritual. And can became a reverie. We can see its traces in the installation that consists of Sounds and Poems (A.G) and Microsculptures, Photos, Drawings and other Writings (H.H).
Sentimental Topography project
“Sentimental Topography” is a work in progress by Hariklia Hari. It consists of episodes that narrate the authors experience in the landscape. In this particular installation at the Offices’ site, Hari is collaborating with Aristotle Giannakouros in a common work, sharing both their trivialities and their reveries.
Sentimental Topography at the context of Microgeographies@Storefrontnyc project
Sentimental Topography is set up on the Offices‘ site. It fits in as a “pause” between the previous exhibition (“Transparencies and the Sacred”) and the next (“Thoreau’s cabin”: upcoming site specific installation by Rika Krithara).
At Transparencies and the Sacred we have witnessed the transformation of the abandoned site to a functional and emotional space. All artworks interacted to the site in a psychodynamic way; interacted with the personalities of the former owners, indicated the notions of enclosure and abandonment, and claimed a new dynamics of openness for it. In particular, the Cage incorporated objects and memories of the former office. It served as a heart of the fading space; still beating.
The Cage will be overwritten by Cabin, an art work on the notion of habitation, togetherness and collectivity. From the Cage till the Cabin, from abandonment to rehabitation, Sentimental Topography provides a pause.
During this pause we to experience the Office in its proximity to the forest; Go deep in the forest and deep in the Office.