Marianna Christofides : Olymp's sheds
Unearthing singularities and latent narratives of often contested places, I am revisiting them over and again as a means to approach the complicated and fragmented histories of places. It is here where the project OLYMP'S SHEDS that I will be working on throughout the residency at Tabakalera is rooted and departs from. Part of a long-term project it is an investigation into the entanglements and subjugations within the discourse of uncertainty and the domestication of dread. On the basis of four big failed building projects in the greater area of Attica, the audiovisual project OLYMP'S SHEDS reveals the languished sites' current reluctant turnaround. Micro-urban tactics demonstrate how a setting of ruins can reclaim realism. The decayed buildings are re-animated by people who live, everyone in his/her way, in a state of temporariness, on hold.