- Peckham Library, London - 8 May 2004
by Effis Vourakis and Maria
lines are created from found points located in a public space. The points
can be trees, pillars, poles, etc. Once an initial point is established, the
new line starts to unfold until the other point is connected, another point
is found and another line is formed, eventually the last line is united to
the very first point. The new space is finally defined. The results of all
the connections are drawings made in or of spaces.
The processes of interaction of the local people reveal the composition of
the imminent spaces. The process develops a moment of awareness of the potential
of change in our routines in the day-to-day life. Does it raise a question
of the dichotomy between end and new beginning? Are the lines a boundary between
the new defined spaces and the original place where it all begun?
We live in a society where in the urban landscape the class differences still
widening so much with the predominance of culture discrimination. In a global
sense, the distance between the developed and developing world is still getting
greater but in contradiction, there is a demand of a proximity and openness
to the necessities of the "new" world order. This always-unsatisfied
order is eager to infiltrate in the geographical and mental spaces of the
different cultures through the universal process of globalization undermining
any notions of the particular and its identity.
The cling film symbolises moments of resistance against the waves of people
and policies that want to influence our lives by the means of actions that
are just designed for their immediate benefit.