Always a body, always a thing

  • :Eva Papamargariti
  • HD video, sound, color, 15’25’’, 2017
  • @Beau Rivage

Eva Papamargariti’s research centers on the concept of the amorphous as a way of resisting formulation and identification and the way in which plastic comes from nature and returns to it as non-biodegradable waste, having absorbed elements of life and time in the course of its transformations and wanderings. 

In her work the artist examines transformation and morphological/ontological fluidity through a series of bizarre incidents – actual or imagined – whose common thread is the ingestion and embodiment of plastic by living beings (fish, frogs) that end up mutating, as well as the appearance of a host of amorphous masses in natural settings (meadows, lakes). 

Using moving-image tools (digital animation, 3D simulations, computer-generated soundscapes), which reflect this material and translate it in 21st century terms, the artist introduces us to toxic progenies of the living world and to the queer futures they portend.

About artist

Eva Papamargariti lives and works in UK. She holds a Diploma in Architecture from the Department of Architecture, University of Thessaly and an MA in Visual Communication Design at Royal College of Art, London. Her practice focuses on time-based media, like digital installations, video, GIF animations, but also encompasses printed material. Papamargariti has collaborated with design groups and brands including Diesel, Kenzo and MTV.

She has exhibited her work internationally in institutions, museums and festivals, including at the New Museum, New York, Tate Britain, London, Museum of Moving Image, New York, MoMA PS1, New York, Museum of Contemporary Art, Montreal and Transmediale, Berlin. She has also presented work in online exhibitions, including Panther Modern, Parallelograms and The Wrong – Digital Art Biennale.

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