08 // welkome to the bios of the holife

Blueprint on the Installation that took place  Athens School of Fine Arts, Athens, Greece, June 2008 

Video projections, drawings, actions, ready-mades, sculptures and sounds.

These installations follow closely the experiences related to the sequences of the incidents that have been occurred from a car accident I was involved in South Africa in 2004, including my rehabilitation and other related experiences until June 2008. It consists of six spaces, connected and interrelated with each other

 

“welkome to the bios of the holife” Installation, ready-made sculpture of demon Diamanqua (used in South Africa to cure paralysis), video projection of the local news channel referring to the event with sound, objects collected during this trip (receipts, maps, coupons, newspapers, other small souvenirs).

Untitled, pencil drawing on arches paper, 70x100cm, 2008

 

 “Right arm rehab stages. From wound to bandage, from bandage to movement from movement to no bandage, from no bandage to pain, from pain to wound”.  Installation, physiotherapy bed, vertical video projection 2005

Video frames from “Right arm rehab stages. From wound to bandage, from bandage to movement from movement to no bandage, from no bandage to pain, from pain to wound” 2005.

 

Video installation, 2 video projections on the HBOT* rehab, focusing on the continius act  of breathing with sound, 2008.

“HBOT rehab” video projection, detail, 2008.

 

“Perform to illuminate us”, action, 2008. The cyclist, a researcher of bone cements and my brother, is performing his daily workout  in order to illuminate a replica of right arm bone made from the material he experimented with (a-TCP*).

detail of “Perform to illuminate us”. Installation for a re-enactment featuring Orestis Andriotis which is a cyclist and researcher on bone cements, 2008.

Untitled, pencil drawing on arches paper, 100x70cm, 2008

 

“a-TCP* Bone cement research”, presentation of the research conducted by the cyclist/researcher for science of matelials, University of Patras, 2008.

 

“HBOT** treatment”, patients portraits, 29 graphite drawings on A4 paper, light-tables, X-rays during right arm rehab process, used right-arm protective casts, 2008.

 

 

* aTCP is a biomaterial cement used for the bones. It was first invented on the 40’s but never used because of loss of durability. In 2008 the cyclist O.Andriotis  experimented with this and transformed it to the desired for bone related surgeries.

** HBOT (Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy) is a method that attempts to cure untreated wounds by drastically increasing partial oxygen pressure in the tissues of the human body.