Yorgos Papafigos


Trials & Errors (2021), curated by Daphne Dragona and Katerina GkoutziouliArtists: Theodoros Giannakis, Yorgos Papafigos, Eva Papamargariti, Theo Triantafyllidis, Maria Varela
Installation view: Yorgos Papafigos "Boliasma II" (2021)
1. Authentic body II (2021), 3D Printed SLA clear resin, multicolour 3D printing, stainless steel pin, carbon fiber fixation apparatus.
2. Unique body II (2021) 3D Printed SLA clear resin, multicolour 3D printing composite, stainless steel pin, carbon fiber fixation apparatus.
3. New body II (2021) 3D Printed SLA clear resin, multicolour 3D printing composite, stainless steel pin, carbon fiber fixation apparatus.


Boliasma II introduces three unusual personal sculptural devices that address the impact of intelligent systems on the environment. Industrial toxic materials, organic matter and electronic waste are assembled and welded together with medical instruments used for healing. Reminiscent of trash collectors with an eerie aesthetic, these objects look like contemporary grafting (boliasma) devices that involve both the possibility of transformation but also failure. They could generate a new form of energy, or they could end up being remains of materials with different decay times affecting the environment. Made from fragments of the culture of connectivity, the Boliasma Il sculptures comment on humans' constant effort to restore their relationship with the environment through new technological inventions and interventions.

Photos by Constantinos Caravatellis

 
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