My crap is BIGGER than yours!
My crap is BIGGER than yours! is a project by Eleni Bagaki curated by Annie-Claire Geisinger. Examining the borderline between image and object, Eleni Bagaki’s works balance between reality and illusion, creating a universe of ambiguity and subjectivity. By using specific items repeatedly in her collages and installations, seemingly banal objects are turned into symbols, blurring reality and representation and questioning originality and reproduction values. For ReMap 4 Eleni uses a selection of found images and objects from a variety of sources – sex textbooks, wildlife encyclopedias, etiquette guides, local markets and the street – and transforms them into neon signs, inspired by the aesthetics of fast food restaurants. Installed outside buildings in the Metaxourgeio area, they merge with the signs of supermarkets, brothels and cafes of the neighborhood, appropriating the public space and composing a subjective, fragmented narrative. While on show, the elements that formulate each work – objects, space, relationships – lose their apparent formality and meaning, producing new subjectivities.