Opening: Friday 20 May2022 from 17.00
The first open event of Neo Cosmos has the intention to present artistic practices by the network of people involved in it. Three works in interplay noting states of antithesis and coexistence, palpating the space generated amidst the tension of seemingly contrary states of co-creation and interdependence.
Pissa & Vresthenis by [Kostis Damoulakis, Domna Degaita, Sofoklis Koutsourelis, Panagiotis Lianos,
Pegy Zali] is a double sided mural on windows and facade of Neo Cosmos. Referring to vandalism and primitive writings, the work stands in the cracks and harnesses the potentials of both sides: the “inside” of the cultural center to be and its “outside”, the public space of the neighborhood.
On the ground floor Maria F. Dolores & Sofia Dona’s site specific intervention titled The Ghost of Kalliopi or the problem with the toilet, focuses on accessibility. “By tearing down the walls of the existing toilet, “we want to take part, dismantle, tear down the structures that, right now, limits our ability to find each other, to see beyond it and to access the places that we know lie outside its walls”.
The basement hosts the video titled A Whole New Online Cosmos by [Sofoklis Koutsourelis, Panagiotis Lianos, Pegy Zali], a virtual landscape which explores the potentialities of online site-specificity of the Neos Kosmos area. By using the online game engine sansar.com we created a digital cosmos consisting of an avatar, a music video of a trap sound piece and 3D scans of specific sites in the neighborhood
related to LUC’s research and interest.