In a former industrial complex of 5,500 sq m, once the site of the old Kanellopoulos oil press in Elefsina, Leda Papaconstantinou creates an installation based on light, image and sound. Each of the 11 spaces she uses, is autonomous yet they all work together as part of a fragmentary narrative. These spaces are scattered with litter and debris, industrial remnants and relics of time, all left intact, trailing the viewer’s course.
Following the steps of the project’s realization, the edition comprises three volumes, in a hardcover case. The first volume is a “staged” book, featuring large black-and-white photographs of the spaces, smaller colour photographs with components the artist would use (e.g. video stills) and short descriptions of the installations. It is therefore a book that illustrates both the proposal and the process by which the works would be realized. The second volume features essays on the work itself, by art critics and art historians. The third volume includes large installation shots, depicting the completed work in situ.
Texts by Syrago Tsiara, Claire MacDonald.
Leda Papaconstantinou, born in 1945 in Ambelonas, Larissa, Greece, studied Graphic Design at Doxiades School (Athens), Fine Arts at the Loughton College of Art (London) and Maidstone College of Art (Kent Institute of Art and Design, University of Kent). Since 1969 she has presented work in numerous group and solo shows worldwide. She represented Greece at the Sao Paolo International Biennial (1989) and the BIDA-Biennale of Sport in Art (Sevilla, 2005) and has participated in international art fairs such as ARCO, Art Frankfurt and FIAC.