Dissolution

  • :Peggy Kliafa
  • MP4 Video, 2 Versions [3:05min & 2:45min], 2011
  • @Beau Rivage

In the video work “Dissolution” the viewer faces the “immersion” of a sculpture in the form of a human figure, made of effervescent tablets inside a transparent cube full of water. 

The sculpture, reacting with water, gradually begins to dissolve until its fall and disappearance. The distinctive sound of the effervescent tablet dissolving in the water is heard all the time. The sculpture of effervescent tablets addresses the issue of the ephemeral nature of the human body by itself and its dissolution is emphatically represented. 

The work also refers to the over-consumption of drugs and the self-destructive element of human existence.

About artist

Peggy Kliafa lives and works in Athens. She is a graduate of the Athens School of Fine Arts with a degree in Painting and a main choice in Sculpture and a graduate of the Athens University of Economics and Business with a degree in Business Administration & Marketing.

Kliafa has realised two solo shows: “Placebo” at Lola Nicolaou Gallery in Thessaloniki (2016) and “Pharmakon” at Kapatos Gallery in Athens (2013/14). She has participated in two 3-person exhibitions: “Giorgos Lappas_Aphroditi Liti_Peggy Kliafa” at Lola Nicolaou Gallery, Thessaloniki (2019) and “Creative Meetings 2017 – Michalis Katzourakis, Peggy Kliafa, Vasilis Gerodimos – Metamorphoses of Matter” Averoff Museum in Metsovo (2017/18). 

The artist has participated in many group exhibitions and Art Fairs in Greece and abroad, such as: Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki / 6th Biennale of Thessaloniki / EMST, Athens / Athens Concert Hall / Museum of Neohellenic Art of the Municipality of Rhodes / Makridios Theater, Paphos / Salone degli Incanti , Trieste / The Yard, New York / John Atanasof Innovation Forum, Sofia / Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice / Art Athina / Beirut Art Fair ka. 

Her works are in public collections and Museums in Greece as well as in Institutions and private collections in Greece and abroad.

More at: https://www.peggykliafa.com/