NO ONE WILL KILL YOU, ANYMORE THAN IF YOU WERE A CORPSE
The moral crossroads that Menelaos Karamaghiolis’ new moving image works generate expand the video space and introduce a new kind of realism the filmmaker has been constructing throughout the past decade, by mapping what is not central in the geography of the heroic.
No one will kill you, anymore than if you were a corpse (2019) is a video in three variations that will change throughout the course of the exhibition irregularly and unannounced. A filmmaker claims fear staying alone in a pet cemetery and follows the gravedigger, who goes to pick up a corpse of a dog. Is this the case, or is it that the invasive presence of the camera lens perpetually employs childish excuses so that it pierces uninterruptedly through every private moment?
The need of recording everything through a camera, the fear of death and the human burial customs are being harshly judged by a dog that questions its own death and creates a confusion in quest of its immortality.
Finally, was it itself that was buried, the small white one from the fridge or a pillow?
Following All Souls Day I, an exhibition that first opened in Piraeus in January 2019, the second part takes a different shift by inviting a group of Athens-based artists to respond to this call through their practices that deal with the commemoration and elevation of the life of others, the unknown-to-us heroes of the everyday. All the works are framed through an open dialogue with Duncan Campbell’s video, that is pre-existing.
ALL SOULS DAY II, PSYCHOSAVVATO II
April 5 – June 1, 2019