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Beton7 Arts

7, Pidnas Str., 11855 Athens www.beton7.com Monday-Friday: 14:00-19:00 Drive me

You wake up in first person

Admission: Free
Opening: 20.03.2018, 20:00
20.03.2018-05.04.2018
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Continuing the research concerning the personal belongings in the
frame of daily life and their relation with the space, memory,
timelessness and the instant moment, Maria Glyka through her
exhibition "You wake up in first person" is trying to create an area
of characters of our personal daily space, the urban space.

The characters that are moving in the urban space, are leaving in
disproportionate house rooms, with life decisive furniture and
objects, they consume alone, usually in empty malls and they often use
public transportation. Their belongings determine the structure of
their decisions and are parts of this reality. They are not just
usable objects, even though they are ephemeral, they are not just
commemorative things but part of their important relation with the
others. Their natural or technical material and the space in which all
these coexist is important, as important as their human existence.

Characters’ life is viewed from a special aspect which lets only a
part of reality to be reaveled. “Frames” are defining the truth,
keeping hidden everything that is left out: the inner space of
cupboards, half-shutters, doors and openings of houses, windows of
trains, ships, cars, separators and carriages, screens and modern
appliances, ruined walls, sidewalks with holes, asphalt roads that end
up in cliffs, gaps where there should not be, natural products or
processed foods.

The details of their moves describe an incomplete journey, one
decision that was never made, one condition that was never reclaimed,
one moment that was lost. The stream of the faded painted images, is
often interrupted by the spectators’ sight, of those that observe the
characters. The fragmentary narration –which we wonder if it does
exist- is undermined by the location of these instantaneous
observations, by random images that come along to complement seemingly
irrelevant moments.

You wake up in first person