busybuilding participates in the exhibition “The distant relative of a blind man”, curated by George Tserionis and hosted at ABOUT: in Athens. This group exhibition approaches the concept of the void and explores definitions about the space between boundaries and places in-between .
“There is an intermediate time and space, between the finite, the measurable, the already unavoidable known of the past and the forthcoming, unknown of the imminent future, a conception of time and space inherent in the notion of temporality, of transitivity, of absence, which by being emotionally ambivalent, oscillates between anticipation, expectation and fulfillment, pause and movement, the void and the complete. Embodied in the Purgatory, the ou-Topos of transition between Hell and Paradise, it is implemented in R.E.M, the transition of brain operation from the alertness to the highway of dreams. How is the concept of the void, the space between boundaries and the in-between place defined? The answers impend in any case, they remain hesitant and ambiguous, and they linger, contradict and repeat the questions in a circular fashion. The participants are required to decipher and determine their understanding of the concept of the void. Is it the end of the nightmare, the familiar one relived as a horrendous reality or is it the construction of new familiarities? The pending issues remain and invite the viewer to participate and possibly explore the universe of the image”.* The wandering may lead the viewer to discover one’ s own BIRTH PLACE.
“The end is in the beginning and yet you go on” says one of Becket’s characters. Even in the most ominous of situations, life meets our expectations with or without our consent and is sharpened by the individuals and the space that surrounds us. Within our most radiant memories the shadows always remind us the verification of time as a quasi-circular procedure and the confirmed ceaseless progress of the deterioration process with an almost mathematical precision.
From the starting point until the end the only thing that seems to separate man from death is a curtain of sounds and images, validating the flow of life through time and history.
Duration: 24th of May 2012 – 16th of June 2012
Venue: ABOUT: (18 Miaouli Str, 105 54 Psirri, Athens)
*from the text by Vassiliki Vayenou entitled “Between”