Practising Pleasure Where Possible, 2018
Ceramics, steel, electric wire, kitchen towels
@Geometries, curated by Locus Athens/ produced by the Onassis Cultural Center
The ceramic exhibits borrow their forms from modern and ancient breast pumps as well as sound producing objects such as megaphones and fifes. The metallic grids that function as showcases make reference to the “gossip table”*. The ceramics hanging on electric cables highlight the idea of information or/and physical substance transmission.
This work acts as a score, an ode to the idea of care that is emphasized through the use of soft towels, which is also a very useful material in sculpture. With the piece Practising Pleasure Where Possible I try to explore the transformation of society from agricultural to industrial, underlining the different roles the woman takes on patriarchal western societies.
*Gossip table: is a piece of furniture that consists of a seating area stretching out to a table where the telephone is located.
images (c) 2018 by Dimitris Parthimos