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


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


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


the sky turns red


like blood


I then mourn

Goodbye my city…

…lost in the water



The Memory Passage" has been published and included in The MASS collection, issue: DECOLONISE.

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


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



sha - tah, tah



sha - tah


tah - tah

sha - tah... 



I always wanted

to explore sound

in a way that it

will stop being abstract 



I'm trying to build something.

tah - tah

tah - tah - tah - tah


I don't know what I want to express


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





this is the right time.

the right time to

stop controlling everything!


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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 BA Sculpture and MSc Sound Design at the Edinburgh College of Art

PhD candidate in Composition and 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

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