“This Current Between Us” by PPC and Blow-Up at Historic Steam Electric Station of Neo Faliro, Athens

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“This Present Between Us” is a bunch exhibition held on the first steam-electric energy station in Greece. The exhibition brings to mild wealthy materials from the historic archives of the PPC, in dialogue with site-specific works by a global group of artists, together with portray, sculpture, set up, video, sound and efficiency.

“This Present Between Us” examines the manufacturing facility as a centre for the manufacturing of each energy and supplies, and furthermore views it as a social mannequin, a system for the organisation of area and human—and nonhuman—life, an architectural administration of current relationships and a generator of latest ones. The electrical energy manufacturing facility is on the similar time a want manufacturing facility, because the technology of want supercharges energy manufacturing. The artists reply to the previous and current of the constructing by following the sensorial resonances of the ability and fragments of non-public tales, immersing themselves in interactions of the act of remembrance and its bodily sediment.

The fixed presence and stream {of electrical} cost is connecting and disrupting. Within the current second, electrical present induces phrases and views—costs, tensions, points of interest and repulsions. “This Present Between Us” focuses on infrastructure and organisation, processes of manufacturing and consumption, emergence and transformation conveyed by way of metaphor and past rhetorical impact. A driving pressure in trendy historical past, steam is condensed and harnessed, enabling a world of machines. Its robust affiliation with modernist discourse can, within the mild of local weather change, be interpreted by way of its constitutive instability and elusive kind. Steam affords new prospects for velocity, progress, city growth, inspiring a futuristic nostalgia—a eager for a future that by no means got here to be. On this exhibition, steam produces a fluid undercurrent, channelling new and thrilling connections.

This environment of vapour saturates inventive observe, driving a essential investigation of the connection between inventive manufacturing and the commercial structure, commenting on using industrial websites as websites for cultural manufacturing and underlining the contradictions of the generalised tendency to aestheticise these websites. The collaborating artists discover condensation and diffusion processes, community techniques, substrates of power, transport, communication and knowledge, useful resource flows, digital administration and site visitors. They search hidden, invisible and subversive textures within the networks of our on a regular basis setting—expertise, the interactions between digital and precise area, the bodily encounters between people and different entities to create new infrastructure for wandering. The exhibited works intend to mirror on the commercial previous and draw parallels with the current financial setting. The electrical grid inevitably powers societal and cultural hyperlinks.

Collaborating artists:
Nikos Alexiou, Micol Assael, Eleni Bagaki, Eleni Chnstodoulou, Kostas Christopoulos, Anastasia Douka, Panayotis Evangelidis, Hypercomt, Konstantinos Giotis, Eleni Kalara & Valia Papachnistou & Evaggeli Fili, Dimitris Kamarotos, Mikhail Karikis, Ali Kazma, Athina Koumparouli, Anna Lascari, Virginia Mastrogiannaki, Marina Milliou-Theocharaki & Marianne Tuckman, Petros Moris, Invoice Mornson, Olga Migliaressi-Phoca, Paola Palavidi, Natasha Papadopoulou, Dimitris Papaioannou, Kostas Sahpazis, Louis-Philippe Scoufaras, Maria Sideri, Miriam Simun & Daria Kaufman, Iris Touliatou, Alexandros Tzannis. Theodore Tzannetakis, Jeph Vanger, Zafos Xagoraris, Marina Xenofontos

Members from the Athens College of High quality Arts Lab:
Alexandra Apsokardou, Despina Vaxevanidi, Anna Mastromichali, Katerina Messini, Olga Souvermezoglou

Curated by
Panos Giannikopoulos & Georgia Liapi

by PPC and Blow-Up at Historic Steam Electrical Station of Neo Faliro, Athens
till March 12, 2023

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