Difficult Salad, 2018
Video, 17 minutes
The Innocents, 2018
In Difficult Salad, a panel of experts collectively design a role-playing game themed on international marriage law and inadvertently hold a seance. Guided through a process of gamification, a priest, a migration lawyer and a legally registered international couple waver between immersed roleplayers and empirical architects.They devise a role-playing scenario for themselves where an interrogation of romantic legitimacy overrides that of personhood. The complex and invisible body of international marriage is transmitted through the knowledge of the participants, and a 14th century spirit is invoked.
The Innocents allows a glimpse of a phantom exhibition extracted from a collaborative simulation created with members of the Dirty Art Department. The trials of a fictitious, parallel artist collective occupying an empty building in Athens for a year are resolved in a final group exhibition, rendered as taking place in a newly renovated Bagieon on Omania Square. The works in the rendered exhibition imply a set of narratives that map the uninhibited experiences, priorities and projections of the real collective.