_ _ _ _ / _ _ _ _ [UN]FINISHED
_ _ _ _ / _ _ _ _ [UN]FINISHED has as protagonist the architectural archetype of the unfinished concrete building found everywhere in the Athens cityscape. These structures, which are exposing the concrete skeleton hidden under the facade finishes of the buildings composing the cityscape, are closely linked to the history of the construction of modern Athens. They are signs of invisible financial and political structures defining the physical appearance of the city. With its character of a ruin of a forgotten purpose the unfinished building is at the same time pointing to the past and to the future. A frozen moment of time has been decaying them ever since volume has reached that concrete state. Does that arbitrary image show a construction or a deconstruction of the forced historical momentum?
A spatial intervention by Lalou and Aymo-Boot recalls the memory of an intended function never realized. A route through the 8 story structure makes the ghost profile of the building, originally designed as a hotel, appear.
Within the context of ReMap4 _ _ _ _ / _ _ _ _ [UN]FINISHED addresses the inaccessibility, the potential of the unused space and the relation of private and public in a direct yet performed way. With a volume of space and performativity as properties an ephemeral sculpture is suggested in the public space of contemporary Athens.
[UN]FINISHED is a project initiated by Maria Lalou and Skafte Aymo-Boot, a Greek visual artist with focus on the performative and a Danish architect both living in Amsterdam.