Ioanna Sakellaraki : The Truth is in the Soil

La Vérité est dans le Sol par Ioanna Sakellaraki est une exploration de cinq ans du deuil comme élégie pour son père décédé et la tradition du deuil qui disparait en Grèce.

The Truth is in the Soil by Ioanna Sakellaraki is a 5-year exploration of grief as an elegy to her father and the dying tradition of mourning in Greece.

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Après sa perte personnelle, le processus de deuil de Ioanna Sakellaraki est devenu l’objectif par lequel elle enquête sur le deuil collectif dans la société grecque, l’intersection des rituels ancestraux, le traumatisme privé et le passage du temps. Inspiré par les dernières communautés de personnes endeuillées de la péninsule de Mani en Grèce comme doyennes d’une tradition mourante, l’œuvre intègre un nouveau type de subjectivité, d’intimité et de critique, explorant les rituels mortuaires comme un moyen d’adaptation à la mort.

After her personal loss, Sakellaraki’s own grieving process became the lens through which she investigates the collective mourning in Greek society, the intersection of ancestral rituals, private trauma and the passage of time. Further inspired by the last communities of mourners on the Mani Peninsula of Greece as the doyennes of a dying tradition, the work incorporates a new kind of subjectivity, intimacy, and criticism, exploring mortuary rituals as a way of humans adapting to death.

‘In the wake of witnessing loss globally within our cultures and civilisations, I want to stimulate the viewer to rethink mortality through this imagined path of departure onto a new landscape. ..’The Truth is in the Soil’, reflects on how my personal story has transformed into a collective narrative of loss aiming at contributing to the collection of tales of human struggle for meaning. To me, these images work as vehicles for mourning perished ideals of vitality, prosperity and belonging, attempting to tell something further than their subjects by creating a space where death can exist.’ – Ioanna Sakellaraki

Poids 850 g
Dimensions 23.5 × 29.5 cm
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ISBN 9781910401699
Langue(s) anglais
Nombre de pages 112
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