During our wanderings in Athens, we collected words, messages and slogans found on the walls. For us, thoses quotes are tangible marks of the recent history of different popular struggles, of the citizens initiatives as well as the expression of desires. Thoses poetic, critic or politic lines create new dialogs on the walls of Athens. We took the the Documenta theme Learning from Athens, which is displayed everywhere is the city, as an injunction. During a residency at Void, we tryed to re-form some fragments of this multilingual and polyphonic conversation. In this way, We would like to propose a snapshot of signs as part of the contemporary Athenian landscape. This interpretation could also be seen as a testimony of the expression of the Greek libertarian tradition. In the same time as a counterpoint, the Void team selected twenty photographers, who live in Athens, to create a camera-eye reverse-shot on this artistic study. Each cue of this dialogue refers to one of the twenty pictures, creating like this, a second photographic panorama.
Printing : riso, Super Terrain
Photo Editing : Void gallery
Format : 18,5×26,5 cm, 120 copies
Diffusion : Void gallery + Self publishing