1. In 2011 I came in contact with a big social housing corporation in The Netherlands for a potential contribution to one of their projects; a renewal of the whole entrance of a city by demolishing 162 social housing dwellings and building new ones.
    The population of the specific area is very diverse, a typical example of the consequences of the demographic developments of the post-war reconstructions with its low cost blocks.
    This video is made in the house of an inhabitant of the buildings who are going to be demolished.
    A very welcoming woman told me her own short story about her house after me asking her about an object I found in her living room, a sugar pot.

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  2. The Dome was a video I made for a squatted office building in Amsterdam West, that was used by the local residents as a mosque. I tried to accentuate the confrontation of modern techniques with traditional cultures. An animated projection on the ceiling shows a starry sky which slowly transforms into a pattern, typical of the inside of a dome in a mosque.
    The mosque continued to be used as a place of worship throughout the exhibition.

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  3. The sound of a telephone conversation in Greek between me and my mother. I explain that I want to make a video of myself in The Netherlands as a present for her in Greece. Modeled after her description of an ideal image of me I made a video in which I am presented on a kind of pedestal.
    The subtitles of the conversation are projected on the opposite wall.

    The Gift

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  4. The sound of a telephone conversation in Greek between me and my mother. I explain that I want to make a video of myself in The Netherlands as a present for her in Greece. Modeled after her description of an ideal image of me I made a video in which I am presented on a kind of pedestal.
    The subtitles of the conversation are projected on the opposite wall.

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  5. Since the age of sixteen my mother has made embroidery, with the thought of giving it to her future child. In The Dowry video I made in 2008 she explains how important these pieces are. She wants the viewer (and me) to appreciate them. At the end she expresses her will to have me back in Greece.
    Beautiful traditional artifacts, that have a big importance for her and for a whole community and which transform my house into a kind of museum of Greek tradition and culture.
    (2008)

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