2009interventionThe project was part of the show Expanded Ecologies - Perspectives in a Time of Emergency (June - October 2009) at the National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST) in Athens. It consists of two elements. A series of decorative pavement drawings made with calcimine which mark the places in the city where citizens take care for plants in front of their houses and shops - visible in the center of Athens - and a collection of plants donated by those citizens to the museum during the show.
Growing Interests is based on the ideas of exchange and mutual interest which can form our common interests. The pavement drawings are inspired by the traditional ones, Greek women used to draw in front of their houses every year before Easter . A tradition based more on the antibacterial qualities of the calcimine but still in practice as a way of decorating the public part of people's property.
The project has been part of the show 'Expanded Ecologies - Perspectives in a Time of Emergency' (june - october 2009) at the National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST) in Athens.
Growing Interests, a film about the making process
National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens
pavement drawing -4- |
Mavromihali and Kallidromiou str. Athens pavement drawing -7- |
Likiou and Rigillis str. Athens
pavement drawing -8- | 24 Rigillis str. Athens pavement drawing -12- | 21 Eratosthenous str. Athens