24 - 26 FEB | BEING, WRITTEN IN STONE | ANNA PHAENARETE LIOKA & MARIOS LEANDROS BASTEAS
“Being, written in stone” is a project that explores the relations between human-stones-machine
through memory. The project aims to question our position in the world as entities, human and
non-human, and to suggest and imagine ways to create intertwined worlds. What memory can be,
from the perspective of a stone? How can we reflect on each other’s memories, human and non
We exist within this world with others, humans and non humans. Nevertheless our existence is
predominant in relation to objects, we act on them constantly rather than them acting on us. They
behave based on our actions. This is putting us in the center of things and everything exists through
our scope. Taking this view on this, creates boundaries between us, hierarchies in existence that
create distinctions. Thus the question is how can we instead create relations with them, in a way that
we equally existing with, dying with, thinking with? Shifting the focus of attention from humans and
coexisting in a symbiotic relation.
About the Artists:
Marios Leandros Basteas’s work is focusing on spatial installations combining different techniques: sculpture, printmaking, painting, digital arts, and photography. He creates connections between everyday elements and dystopian atmospheres (and reversed), thus familiarsubjects become the primary challenge for the viewer.
Anna Phaenarete Lioka work is focusing on human and non-human relations through new technologies. Her work involves sound installations and sculptures and other media as well.Her work is questioning our position in the world and how we engage and reflect on other objects and non-human entities, creating links and dialogue with each other.