Since my 1999 solo exhibition at the ‘AD’ gallery where I presented a series of greenhouse internals, my work is focused almost solely on the interior of my family house at Magoufana, Attica. My exhibitions that followed at the ‘AD’ gallery were all on images coming from my parents’ house: my own clothes and of my beloved ones who have now died, pillows and insides of closets, series of family photo albums –an attempt to reattach with the past creating sceneries familiar and yet unifamiliar. In this series titled Sacred Wind (Ieros Anemos), I am rediscovering images of mine that have been exposed in recent and distant past and reshooting them exactly as covered with the protective tissue paper as they were stored. A reconstitution of memory by redifining the present.
Athens Photo Festival 2015
Yiannis Theodoropoulos (GR)
Curated by: Christina Petrinou
Duration: 3 June – 31 July, 2015
Venue: Benaki Museum, Pireos St. Annex