PSEUDOPLATFORM / TRYPANOSOME 2008

pseudoplatform was shown at duo show with juliette blightman at k44 exhibition space, athens, 2008 / alpha exotica at hydra school projects, hydra isl. greece / cabinets of miracle, zone-d, organised by zoumboulakis gallery, curated by chistophoros marinos, athens, 2010 / gold und liebe, liebe fur gold, haus n, athens, 2018 / 2nd hydra.

oypo ran tsam was shown at: do androids dream of elelctric sheep?,  remap3, athens / aNiMaL, donopoulos international fine arts, thessaloniki / celebration, 10 years hydra school projects, alex mylona museum/mmca, athens, 2010

1.

this diminished place with the two huts close to the shaky quay and in front of, and very close to, the river, which does not flow to any direction, dead, this place might have been swallowed up by the muddy water along with that hanging, nerveless hand on the bank, could have been sucked slowly in time into its stomach. noise that issued violently from a back, that back that faces the thick living green shelter, its shadow eliminates all colours underneath, everything under one smoke-black veil and only one luminous beam, an inclined plane of shimmering white searching, digging in front of, and very close to, the ground to unbury the hyena babies. the mother is not expecting anymore, the form of denial of herself evacuates all.

 

 

2.

“could write a book”

“why don’t you?”

“can’t concentrate”

“for concentration you need a cat, do you have a cat?”

“cat? no, no cat, two dogs, quite enough”

 

so I passed him some very good advice, that if you want to concentrate deeply on some problem and especially some piece of writing or paperwork you should acquire a cat – alone with the cat in the room where you work, the cat will invariably get up on your desk and settle placidly under the desk-lamp. The light gives a cat great satisfaction. The cat will settle down and be serene, with a serenity that passes all understanding and the tranquility of the cat will gradually come to affect you, sitting there at your desk so that all excitable qualities that impede your concentration compose themselves and give your mind back the self-command it has lost. You need not watch the cat all the time. Its presence alone is enough.