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The Memory Passage

In 1999 a genocide took place.

It was the genocide of the Greek Population

residing in Anatolia (now part of Turkey).

 

A member of my family

Manolis

was murdered in a mill

As he was trying to escape.

 

In 2017

I moved from Athens to Glasgow

carrying these memories

elements of an illusion

by  which the concrete of the city

Turns into a dream.

 

These memories

obscure

What otherwise

appeared clear.

Every time I walk

along  River Kelvin

I try

to recall that memory

I throw things in the water

 

I turn

and see

the city burn

 

As the rays of the sun

fall

the sky turns red

 

like blood

 

I then mourn

Goodbye my city…

…lost in the water

forever.

Publications​​

The Memory Passage" has been published and included in The MASS collection, issue: DECOLONISE.  https://www.the-mass.com/april-2020

Urban Whale

 

Everything seems strange in here

all sounds are amplified 

 

I really can’t deal with that feeling of…

being in-between. 

 

there’s that greasy place full of fat that… 

encloses and feeds me,

and the one that I used to be

 

trying to recall... 

 

I can still hear its noises 

but there are a lot of lost frequencies 

even my voice… sounds different

 

that beat is so loud

I will wait till it stops

 

next option

vomiting

then I'm free

In - Between

 

This is a transdisciplinary art work

which means that all the all the material relays on a symbiotic relationship.

These ingredients are trying to create a mash,

made by other people's memories.

For this project I went to an antique shop in Glasgow.

I love this place because it holds so many memories,

in a brutal but also in a magical way.

I can still feel the smell of that place.

I bought few old camera films for six pounds,

wanted to give some motion to their stillness.

I kept adding layers

but I didn't really know which ones I should retain.

But the question is

where I'm I

what should be my role as the creator of this piece

SshhhhSH

sh.................................

sha - tah, tah

/s/.................................

 

sha - tah

sh....................

tah - tah

sha - tah... 

s

 

I always wanted

to explore sound

in a way that it

will stop being abstract 

sh! 

wait!

I'm trying to build something.

tah - tah

tah - tah - tah - tah

tah

I don't know what I want to express

but

I always have that rhythm

that allows me to think

and these noises that prevent me from sleep

the end must be close.

nothing seems finished

the world

is

not

ready

yet!

this is the right time.

the right time to

stop controlling everything!

Ψαπφώ

ερωτεύτηκα την γεωγραφία σου

Ποιητές

Γύρω από το σπίτι μου κατοικούν ποιητές

Οδός Πηνελόπης Δέλτα,

Οδός Άγγελος Σικελιανού

Οδός Εφταλιώτη

Οδός Σωτηρίου Σκίπη

Οδός Φραγκοπούλου

Οδός Δημ. Καμπούρογλου

Οδός Γρηγορίου Ξενοπούλου

Οδός Χόρν

Οδος Βριζάκη

​Άνρθωποι που τους ξέχασε η ανάγκη.

Το Νησί

με γέμισε η απουσία σου

Ioannis Panagiotou, MA, IMA

Teaching Assistant in Sculpture at the Edinburgh College of Art

PhD candidate in Transdisciplinary Arts, Edinburgh College of Art.

 

Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh

Alison House, 12 Nicolson Square Edinburgh, EH8 9DF, Scotland, UK

© 2020 Ioannis Panagiotou

john.panagiotou@ed.ac.uk

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