Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Minor Bestiary. Thesaurus Alienus Novissimus

video stills from
Minor Bestiary.Thesaurus Alienus Novissimus, 20’
book in video-format, video installation

Saprophytes’ latest book in video-format is an in progress project which focuses on finding, processing and assembling pre-existing material on the monstrous and the alien, insisting on local sources, the fringes of normality [social, religious, historic, etc.] and the gray areas of conceptual decay of disparagement.  
In this project are examined issues of identity, kinds of otherness, anthropological and cultural processioning of symbols and riddles towards the Other, time, fear, loss, death, and furthermost the relations of Civilization to Nature. All these pictures represent zoomorphic aliens and emblematic figures of otherness under the combination of heterogeneous sources and fragments from High and Popular (Low) culture.

‘’Minor Bestiary. Thesaurus Alienus Novissimus’’ was presented in the exhibition ‘’Hell As Pavilion’’ curated by Nadja Argyropoulou at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris.(27/02/2013 - 04/04/2013)
The members of the Saprophytes are Nadja Argyropoulou, Malvina Panagiotidi, Yorgos Tzirtzilakis and Marina Vranopoulou.

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