Together We Root

Together We Root / 2019

Together we root is a triptych consisting of a poem of mine along with two photographs printed on aluminium. The photographs are depicting the view from my studio in Athens, where a banana tree, planted by my family in the late 70’s, lies between buildings. The poem that is part of the triptych, is my message to my ancestors. In this project I approach the notion of authenticity and non-static identities in the context of a timeless coexistence, by presenting a fragmented version of a personal narrative as the only remnant of an ever-changing situation. Central to this narrative is the ancestral history of the family as a carrier of cultural and social transplants that influences the ways we move in the spaces we live in, shaping an aspect of ourselves where imported elements and information we carry, changes our social behaviors.