Duration: 7 Weeks
Photographs by Natalia Tsoukala and Panos Kokkinias for NEON and MAI
Nature and creation, division and composition. Thodoris Trampas delineates a process of union through destruction, and the need for reconciliation with the other side. In an enclosed space, six metres by seven, for seven weeks and eight hours each day, the body is set against the material world — a large piece of rock — in order to create its replica in plaster. This copying, this repetition, is a way of experiencing the existence of nature from scratch. Smashing the rock differentiates the copy from the original, and the resulting fragments accumulate and change the mass of the material — transform it, give it new form.
Thodoris Trampas comes from Serres. He studied painting at the Athens School of Fine Arts in 2010 under the Professors Jannis Psychopedis, Dimitris Sakelion and Michalis Manousakis, graduating with honours in 2015. He completed lab courses in video/multimedia, photography, design and engraving, and trained for three years in experiential laboratory performance. He lives and works in Athens, dealing mainly with painting, which has led him over the last few years to bodily expression through improvisation and site specific installation, and especially art performance. He was selected by the ΜΑΙ (Marina Abramović Institute) and NEON to present a long-durational performance at the Benaki Museum in Athens. He participated in the Marina Abramović Method workshop “Cleaning the House”. He has participated in group exhibitions in Greece and internationally, and his works appear in private collections.
Presented as part of:
NEON + MAI | AS ONE
March 10 - April 24, 2016