PAKY VLASSOPOULOU (°1985, GR) lives and works in Athens, www.pakyvlassopoulou.wordpress.com
Paky Vlassopoulou’s art works exist out of sculptures, objects and installations. They are often left in an in-between state, that is simultaneously a moment of formation and decomposition. Paky Vlassopoulou points out the embodiment of time through the object, but also through its perception. Her work – an either purposely incomplete or overstated scenography – requires the viewer to be physically and mentally present in order to deal with the level of uncertainty that her works create. Very recently she added some performative elements in order to investigate the intensity of the involvement, stimulation and absorption of the spectator.
For The Living Room XL Paky Vlassopoulou departed from the gesture of serving. She created props who make it possible to serve from a distance: a wine bottle with a long neck, a plate at the end of a 2m long stick. Two performers served food and drinks to the audience, but stone bricks taped to their feet obstruct their movements. Both performers struggled to keep their balance and elegance. Paky Vlassopoulou created an ambiguous situations, thus questioning the figure of the serene servant.
PAKY VLASSOPOULOU —
Hello Mrs Ramsay (Things
Don’t Change That Fast)
Saturday 2 Sept. 2017
Curated by ALAN QUIREYNS
The Living Room XL was a group exhibition in the form of a happening. Sixteen artists were invited to create new work, culminating in fourteen unique 30-minute interventions questioning city life, the border between public and private space and the influences of global politics. The Living Room XL is part of AIR Traces: the experimental archive of AIR Antwerpen’s activities.