• Venice Biennale Project, 1999

    The Greek Pavilion, 48th Venice Biennale

    The work consists of three laser sources, reflecting on and deflecting from twelve mirrors placed high on the ceiling of the pavilion. Wholes made on the walls allowed the laser beams to go outside the pavilion. The laser beams are describing and reproducing inside the pavilion the bird's eye view drawing of the same building. The room is dark and the only presence is these pale green particles of thick dust, for the laser beams although fluorescent they are not immediately visible nor do they strike the eye. One must spent some time in registering that there is something exhibited in this dark room.

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    Venice Biennale Project, installation view, Greek Pavilion, 48th Venice Biennale, 1999

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    Venice Biennale Project, installation view, Greek Pavilion, 48th Venice Biennale, 1999

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    Venice Biennale Project, installation view, Greek Pavilion, 48th Venice Biennale, 1999

  • French Institute Project, 1998

    Evanthia Tsantila - Richard Whitlock
    French Institute, Thessaloniki

    In the institute's Gallery site, which is a converted theatre/cinema, each artist constructs two objects and one drawing directly on to the gallery wall. Tsantila construct two identical rectangular blocks slightly off centre to the right at the entrance of the gallery. A suspended longer rectangular block (roughly 20 cm from the ceiling and 20 cm from the floor) to the right of the former stage at the other end of the gallery. Both objects are constructed out of styrofoam, and painted a dull or dirty pink. The drawing (3x4 meters) on the back wall of the gallery is a multi-perspective outline of the gallery, a drawing of architectural quality, superimposed one on top of the other.

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    French Institute Project, installation view, French Institute Thessaloniki, 1997

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    French Institute Project, installation view, French Institute Thessaloniki, 1997

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    French Institute Project, installation view, French Institute Thessaloniki, 1997

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    French Institute Project, installation view, French Institute Thessaloniki, 1997

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    French Institute Project, installation view, French Institute Thessaloniki, 1997

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    French Institute Project, installation view, French Institute Thessaloniki, 1997

  • Harbour Project, 1997

    Warehouse 4, Thessaloniki Port

    Table and chair mounted on gallery wall. Monitor aligned with line of sight of someone sitting on the chair on the wall - only upside down. Mirror mounted on the ceiling ‘corrects’ table for the spectator looking up at it. Monitor relays pictures from an immediately adjacent room. Only changes in the light and perhaps the occasional movement of dust let us know that these pictures are live. There is no access to this room from the gallery space. It could almost not be there. This is a room that was formerly used by the Thessaloniki Port police but has since fallen into disuse.

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    Harbour Project, installation view, Warehouse 4, Thessaloniki Port, 1997

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    Harbour Project, installation view, Warehouse 4, Thessaloniki Port, 1997

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    Harbour Project, installation view, Warehouse 4, Thessaloniki Port, 1997

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    Harbour Project, installation view, Warehouse 4, Thessaloniki Port, 1997

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    Harbour Project, installation view, Warehouse 4, Thessaloniki Port, 1997

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    Harbour Project, installation view, Warehouse 4, Thessaloniki Port, 1997

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    Harbour Project, installation view, Warehouse 4, Thessaloniki Port, 1997