“The Monument”, 2016, handcraft and metal, 700 x 750 x 500 cm.
Library of Athens School of Fine Arts.
“The Monument” is an ensemble comprising three parts: a suspended piano, an upright body with its head in it, and a performer in this position who sings a tune from Lesbos. The piece is presented in an empty industrial area which allows the echo to turn the melodies and the lyrics into extended sounds. What you hear resembles a monologue or lament, while the image derives from the Kores of the Erehtheion. The piano with a concealed metal frame is draped in a white handcrafted cloth, while the female figure is dressed in the same cloth, so that it functions as a complete body, with the piano for head.
This piece speaks of the impossible marriage of a female figure with her local history, and at the same time of the insistence of the body and the spirit to be part of a whole with an identity and a history to narrate.