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created by Myrto Papadaki, 2014.

music by Lost Bodies, "Body, remember" - "Θυμήσου, σώμα" (based on the poem by C.P. Cavafis)


The video has been presented in the International Video Art Festival, Athens, 2014

and "Clear water environment" exhibition, Chania, 2014.


The video is a comment on the co-existence between chance and the conscious effort to (re)create oneself. Two opposing notions that don't eliminate one another, but they can co-exist as such. Like experiences and hopes, memories and expectations, the past and the future constantly meet in the present to define who we are. This dynamic, common ground is the body, the physical presence. The words of C. P. Cavafy, “Body, remember”, unfold within this visual narrative:

"Body, remember not just how much you were loved,
not simply those beds on which you have lain,
but also the desire for you that shone
plainly in the eyes that gazed at you,
and quavered in the voice for you, though
by some chance obstacle was finally forestalled.

Now that everything is finally in the past,
it seems as though you did yield to those desires ―
how they shone, remember, in the eyes that gazed at you,
how they quavered in the voice for you ― body, remember."

C.P. Cavafy, 1918

(translated from Greek by Stratis Haviaras)

poet in common time
Project EPHEMERA commenced from a personal urge to explore the ways visual communication codes develop and function within the context of the common and the everyday.
Its starting point and primary object of analysis were the consecutive frontpages of five daily Greek newspapers within the course of a week (16-21/4/13, picked at random), viewed and treated as signs; unities of form and content, signifier and signified.
Ephemera is composed of a multimedia installation (video-"clock", frames, posters) and an accompanying book containing the research text, as well as, the theoretical context, within which the project has grown.
more info on the project here