SIX BREATHS PER MINUTE
17.06.2021 – 31.07.2021
On Thursday, June 17th, from 12:00 to 21:00, Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Center presents Maria Louizou’s solo show, titled Six Breaths per Minute.
The exhibition will run until July 31st 2021.
In the exhibition Six Breaths per Minute, Maria Louizou presents a sculptural installation combined with a vocal performance. Upon entering the ground floor of the gallery, the visitors encounter three large-scale clay constructions, in which the three performers step into in order to “use” the sculptures as speakers for a composition created by the artist herself.
For these large clay sculptures, Louizou drew her inspiration from the Greek tradition, ancient and contemporary, and the end result is a combination of different pottery forms, chosen to serve both the artistic vision of the artist, but also to create the necessary conditions to achieve the desired acoustics. The earthy material of the sculptures matches the colour of the performers’ costumes, which, standing still, become one with them. The sound of their voice travels in the room and activates another of the viewers’ senses, thus enhancing their connection with the artworks.
On the day of the opening the performances will take place from 12:30 to 20:30.
Afterwards, until July 17th the performances will take place every Thursday from 17:00 to 20:00 and every Saturday from 12:30 to 15:30.
The rest of the hours there will be a video recording of the performance in the exhibition space.