Either it concerns the human body, or the body of a text, an information or a space, the absence, the invisible shred, what we cannot impress as an image and touch upon, that’s what keeps the interest active and spark off the imagination.
The absence is what characterizes to a large extent, the existence of a building in the center of the city of Volos, precisely upon one from the busiest mall of the center. It is the sealed antiaircraft shelter in the crossway of the streets Gamveta and Orpheus.
A conception of a particular architecture, a war-made product, is doomed to bear in time, premising and protecting the thunderous silence of its interior. It continues to live with its eyes closed under the voices that come from the kindergarten and the music of the bars. Half-buried under the ground, the monolith of Gamveta and Orpheus street, it insists keenly to conserve its history, its existence. If you ever will to “visit” its interior, imagine it, and you will realize that the weakness of autopsy makes it change constantly forms and it survives as a mirror of the most chthonic imagination. Furthermore, as Zean Baudrillard says "the secret is unbreakable".
The presentation of the research project is accompanied by an exhibition, titled
"border-forms of space".
The research work emphasizes the oral testimony, meaning the information of the selective memory.
Exploiting all kinds of information and mainly the lack of it, which concerns the interior of the shelter, as well as the lack of each possibility for autopsy, I attempt a set of maquettes, which are border-forms of space.