Together we root (as a family) / 2019 / Athens (GR)
In this project, Anestis Ioannou approached the notion of authenticity and co-habitation, through the influence of different “transplants”. In Hydroexpress, he presents a fragmented version of personal narratives, while he works with found objects to produce works that rest between chance and intentionality. He is interested in imported elements and information we carry, the way they convert the space and change our social behaviour. In the end, imported fragmented information and traces are mixed with the already existed, shaping a new environment. He correlates this situation with the concept of "kludge", as an action that connects a collection of poorly-matching parts, forming a distressing whole, as an act that opposes the factory-made objects and carry traces of something humane. “ The first thing that made me think about the notion of transplant and its compatibility, was the place’s name itself (ΥΔΡΟΕΞΠΡΕΣ). A modernized and localized in Greek language title, printed on a large sign at the entrance with the almost traditional subtitle PAPADAKIS, indicates something hybrid before you even enter the space.”
Out my window / 2019
installation view at HYDROEXPRESS PROJECT, PIRAEUS (GR)
Together we root (as a family) / 2019 / work in Hydroexpress project's limited publication
Dear ancestor, together in constant movement, as dancers in time. Traces and remnants of each other, bloom in close proximity. Dear ancestor, together we root, as a family. Together and apart. Dear ancestor, the container was there before me, and yet, together we grow. Strangers in conflict. Dear ancestor, I found your soil, your seeds, your walls, and yet, I shaped my ego. Compatible transplants. Dear ancestor, together we infect authenticity, as closely planted fragments. Dear ancestor, together we root, as a family.