Κυριακή, 16 Δεκεμβρίου 2018

tamata, the tinny pending wishes-a workshop in australia


Tamata are small representations of human figures, animals, objects on tinny metal sheets, used as thanking, votive offerings following the greek popular tradition from its early days.
The word tamata means promises, it comes from the ancient greek word anathimata which means vows.
They can be made of any thin metal sheet- the most expensive are those made of silver sheets- and they were hanged in the sacred place where the vow was made. These secular “votive offerings” which were found also in many other ancient civilizations remain active in this day and age to express a wish or to offer thanks for its fulfillment.

 Inspired by these special representations we will create our own tamata, activating them in a contemporay artistic environment. In parallel, we will prepare their specific background support with naturally dyied fabric or paper, elaborating a composition in which they are integrated.

 
Irini Gonou is a visual artist born in Athens. She graduated from the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts and from the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Decoratifs in Paris, where she lived for eleven years. She has shown her artwork in thirty solo exhibitions in Greece, France, Belgium, Germany, UK, USA and Norway. Her artwork is included in several museum collections, municipal galleries, private museums and foundations.



 
 Interested also in the anthropology of art, her visual explorations embrace a broad span of mediterranean cultures. During the last few years she turned her interest to the healing and protective powers of the written word.  She has conducted numerous workshops in Athens, as well as in Cyprus, France, New York (at Columbia University) and in Begen, Norway.
Irini lives and works in Athens.




 The workshop Tamata, will be held in Ballarat and in Toowoomba at winter 2019 in Australia.
Organised by Fiber Arts Australia




η αρχαιολογία του υφάσματος


Φωτογραφικές σημειώσεις απο το σεμινάριο " η αρχαιολογία του υφάσματος"
Τρίτη 11 Δεκεμβρίου στο Εθνικό Ιδρυμα Ερευνών


 Δρ. Άννα Μιχαηλίδου, "Ο ρόλος του υφάσματος στις προνομισματικές κοινωνίες"

 
Δρ. Βασίλης Πετράκης, " Η οργάνωση και διαχείριση της υφαντικής παραγωγής στα μυκηναικά ανάτορα"







 

Παρασκευή, 7 Δεκεμβρίου 2018

institute of ideas and imagination


Two of my sheltering words pieces are in the beautiful space of the institute for ideas and imagination. I hope they will be working their magic on the Fellows for a long time.



in my studio, work in progress


the "lucky" two 




on the wall








Τρίτη, 4 Δεκεμβρίου 2018

the head & the load are the troubles of the neck


William Kentridge at the opening of the Institute of Ideas and Imagination.
 November 12 at the Columbia Global Centers in Paris, in a panel discussion with professor of anthropology Rosalind Morris



The Head & the Load combined music, dance, film projections, mechanised sculptures and shadow play to tell the story of the millions of African porters and carriers who were involved in the First World War. The world premiere of this major new work was staged in Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall.


At the opening Kendridge explained the way they worked to make it happen.


William Kentridge with Mark Mazower and Rosalind Morris



Κυριακή, 2 Δεκεμβρίου 2018

Magadascar, un echantillon de soie





http://www.quaibranly.fr/en/exhibitions-and-events/at-the-museum/exhibitions/event-details/e/madagascar-37982/







Madame Zo, tisseuse de Magadascar



Madame Zo un extrait de l'exposition au Musee du Quai Branly: Magadascar


https://www.quaibranly.fr/en/exhibitions-and-events/at-the-museum/exhibitions/event-details/e/madagascar-37982/





https://www.madablog.com/madame-zo-tisseuse-malgache/