- Eleni Koroneou Gallery
Artist: John Bock
- ReMap4 ADDRESS
28 Kerameikou, ground floor
Tel: +30 6978 578255
- PERMANENT ADDRESS
Dimofontos 30 & Thorikion 7
Images and texts courtesy of the artists and the gallery
Photos by Fanis Vlastaras - Rebecca Constantopoulou
John Bock "No Time No Screws"
Eleni Koroneou Gallery is pleased to present in ReMap 4 an installation of John Bock. John Bock born in Gribbohm, Germany, lives and works in Berlin. The artist uses the form of performance as artistic medium, combining theater, video, installation and sculpture. Most of his early actions or performances were termed “lectures” and originated in the idea of an academic lesson on economic concerns. Starting out from that basis Jphn Bock has developed over time increasingly complex, large-scale installations in which he employs simple everyday objects and materials, like wood, fabric, wire, cotton wadding, toothpaste, shaving cream, cleaning products, and food, which he treats and combines in unusual ways in order to create simple structures of life as well as art’s evolution into abstract forms and paranoid models.
In his lectures Bock combines speech, dramatic elements with these everyday objects, which are transformed into sculptures. His performances are various and most of the time he uses amateur actors. After each lecture, the objects that he has used are left on stage creating a theatre-collage. The language he uses is not very clear; it is a mutation language that flows on the sculptures. The sculptures as objects are more relicts, vehicles, instruments, which try to combine the artist with the audience and the outside world. This auction comes from a personal utopia of the artist who wants to share it with the audience, hoping that this utopia will influence it. Significant role in the work of Bock plays this interactive connection with the public.
In ReMap 4 John Bock will present a complex installation with the title “No Time No Screws” made in 2009. The installation consists of transformed parts of a bus. These refer to a lecture-performance that Bock did in a city bus in Athens in October 2008, traveling through the streets downtown Athens. The video, which is documenting this performance, will be also a central part of the installation.