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Exhibition of Memorial Concepts

Artist(s): Christina Calbari, Greece

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Proposal Title: Imprisoned, 03/05/2008, Performance

Proposal Synopsis: I would like to submit a small-scale memorial consisting of two ink drawings. These drawings depict my feelings of people condemned to death for no reason. My victims of war are like prisoners carrying a burden, unable to balance, unable to walk, unable to see, unable to have control of their own life and death. They are just transparent corpses dragging their shadow, ready to fall in their grave, their shadow being their own abyss. I would like to imagine those drawings animated by real performers who would carry their unbearable shadows either as masks on their head or as dark holes stuck on their feet. They would take part in a silent performance around the streets of every real or virtual city, paying homage to the victims of war.

Artist's Biography: Christina Calbari (Athens, 1975) has studied painting (BA) and digital arts (MA) in the School of Fine Art in Athens and photography in UdK Berlin. Her work centres on issues of personal trauma, death and the loss of innocence. Until now, she has presented her work in four solo shows and she has taken part in numerous group exhibitions in Greece and abroad. She organizes and takes part in collaborative artistic projects concerning the city and its citizens.

Artist's Website: http://www.calbari.com

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