Heart of Darkness

Maro Michalakakos & Kendell Geers

Maro Michalakakos
RED CARPET (2011)
 
Maro Michalakakos's installation Red Carpet (2011) is a burgundy coloured strip of velvet whose shaved parts reveal the sharp gnawing claws of some sort of otherwordly creature. The scalpel used as brush, takes the fabric’s nap off in order to distinguish the claw marks. By reversing the roles inherent in both the victimizer and the victim, huntsman and quarry, the work seduces, startles and provokes. The work relates to issues of power, domination and the dialectical irreconciliation of life and death. On an existen- tial level, the viewer witnesses the agony and mania of a sentient being fighting for its survival, grabbing at the last vestiges of hope.

Kendell Geers
AKROPOLIS NOW (2004)
 
Kendell Geers' installation Akropolis Now is constructed of razor wire mesh of the sort used in prisons or concentration camps and is inspired from various sources. The work's title is a direct reference to Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now which, as Geers' work also does, draws from Joseph Conrad's book, Heart of Darkness, the epic river trip in the heart of the jungle. All three works are an allegorical journey of inner exploration to the heart of darkness of the inner psyche.  

The title of the exhibition is a reference to Joseph Conrad’s book, Heart of Darkness.
Meet the artist
Guided tours with Maro Michalakakos:
Thursday 20 June, 27 June and 4 July / 19:30-20:30

Talk
Kendel Geers on his work, for the first time in Greece:
Wednesday 19 June / 19:00
 

Peiraios 260

  • 03/06/2013 at 19:00
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