Sleep Sliding Away
During ReMap 4, Andreas Savva will be presenting at E.Δ.Ω. (Creative Osmosis Lab) a new, made entirely in situ installation from his volume of work named “Opportunist”.
The artist’s largest number of works uses rope as the main material. This volume of work began in 1993 and continues until today under the same title “Opportunist”, a general though indicative term. The amount of projects that constitute it, along with its uninterrupted duration, render it a key section of the artist’s work.
Andreas Savva uses rope in order to create large-scale, mesh-like webs that usually encapsulate various items. Most of the times, the work is created (or “born”) inside the show space in situ, without the ability to experiment or see it beforehand. Usually regarding his rope installations, the exhibition space is both the “laboratory” of Andreas Savva.
There is always one idea that the artist aims to defend when building a form. The “Opportunists”, that were the initial works with ropes from the same series, was in general terms a developing organism that devoured everything in sight. As the work progressed, each project had its own goal and posed its own comment.
At Ε.Δ.Ω. the installation “Sleep Sliding Away” will be presented. A world full of objects will be created coming from a children’s classroom (objects like chairs, desks, maps, chalkboards). These objects will be dangling trapped without working, while at the core of the installation pillows will be arranged.
The metaphor of the title to the project is evident. The school symbols are moved into a dreamy space and fulfil their purpose in the imagination of small children that can lie down on the pillows and dream…
They lie down and slide away from any conventional space even farther from any kind of conventional and illiberal learning method. This world allows them to choose…
Museum director Yannis Spyropoulos