This work was created in residence at the Bazeos Tower, a former monastery in Naxos, Greece. Five artists, including myself, were invited to live in the tower, respond to its inspirations, and fill it with site-responsive work. We had 21 days from arrival to opening night. The theme–Around & About–was about establishing a creative dialogue with our natural surroundings, the history, and the characteristics of the environment. In my work, I explore the notion of living portraits, invite people listen, and bring into awareness the things that the eye/mind might miss or not perceive completely.
Enormous thanks to Collin Mura-Smith for your keen eye and dedication to realizing these videos with me; David Snowdon-Jones for the ingenious solution to reproducing these pieces, and; the Bazeos Tower team: Curator, Mario Vazaios; Vice curator, Klaus Pfeiffer; Technical curator, Katerina Zourari. Additional acknowledgments: Video editing: Collin Mura-Smith; Photos: Installation view (top left): ©CostisAntoniadis; Bazeos Tower (top right): ©DieterDU; Bazeos Tower, Opening night (on location): ©DieterDU; Artist portrait (press):©LisaVortman.