“Mare projects” are in situ installations by invited artists. The theme for 2015 is “displacing/rearranging“. By using materials from the local area and in particular from an industrial yard with construction materials, we invite artists that commonly develop their work in a site-specific manner using raw materials to create installations and that explore architectural concepts in their use of a space.
#1 – Vasilis Gerodimos
A straight line can be silence; it can be the horizon that distinguishes earth from the space above, or all those lines that the urban landscape creates, one on top of the other. Sometimes the lines are hidden, or maybe it is we that do not see them.
Always referring to the basic structural principles, Vasilis Gerodimos recreates and reconstructs the familiar forms and shapes around us into something new, often using discarded materials, adopting them for their basic geometrical form. By scanning his surrounding area, Gerodimos positions himself as an observer of the complex cipher that makes up our public sphere, where everything is affected by everything else. Not merely concerned about the physical attributes of a particular location, he also takes into account the broader context of a place, its history and identity, the relationship between the built environment and its inhabitants, the interaction and daily life in the area, and how all the above contribute to the specific situation of today.
Gerodimos´ installations are accompanied by sculptural paper models and collages arranged geometrically, reflecting his study of his surrounding as they initially function as the artists´notes or sketches.
Vasilis Gerodimos lives and works in Athens. He studied marble sculpture at the School of Fine Arts in Panormos, Tinos and later graduated from the School of Fine Arts in Athens. He has exhibited his work in group exhibitions both in Greece and abroad. Since 2004 he has also designed and constructed stage installations for choreographers and directors.
Curated by Sofia Mavroudis