Copies, Columns, Reconfiguration

Petros Moris, Copies, Columns, Reconfiguration

Petros Moris, Copies, Columns, Reconfiguration, 2015
Installation view at the Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens

 

 

Petros Moris, Copies, Columns, Reconfiguration

Copies, Columns, Reconfiguration, 2015
Installation view

 

 

Petros Moris, Copies, Columns, Reconfiguration

Hunt (Patras), 2015
Digital print on insulation elastic sheet, marble, steel

 

 

Petros Moris, Copies, Columns, Reconfiguration

 

 

Traced contours and sculpted landscapes. Stratification of matter. Layering of human activity. Hands, tools and automations. The work done by any muscle and bone of the body. Loss and regain of integrated skills and comprehensive knowledge. Physical interfaces of ergonomics and psychology. Ethereal interfaces of efficiency and familiarity. Applied patterns of economic and social reform. Fragmented history. Spontaneous order. Radical novelty. Inheritance as a gift. Inheritance as a burden.

 

 

Petros Moris, Copies, Columns, Reconfiguration

Fishes (Nikopolis), 2015
Digital print on insulation elastic sheet, marble, steel

 

 

Petros Moris, Copies, Columns, Reconfiguration

 

 

The million-year metamorphosis occurs when carbonate and dolomitic sediments or limestones are exposed to the high temperature and intense pressure of lower geological layers. When they are worn by the collisions and frictions of continental shifts and tectonic phenomena. When they become subject to the occasional intrusion of magma and to the presence of active chemical substances. Then, their atomic bonds break. The atoms move around to form new bonds. Textures and structures are destroyed and new carbonate crystal types are formed. Mineral impurities such as clay, sand, iron oxides and firestone constitute the primary material of the trembling veins that traverse the mass of the metamorphosed marble. The vein formations resemble electrical discharges. Growing trees and expanding roots. Rivers that split into multiple watercourses. Things built to flow and things built to resist.

 

 

Petros Moris, Copies, Columns, Reconfiguration

Snake Eater (Ilissos), 2015
Digital print on insulation elastic sheet, marble, steel

 

 

Petros Moris, Copies, Columns, Reconfiguration

 

 

Petros Moris, Copies, Columns, Reconfiguration

Patterns of three eras (Athens,Thessaloniki, Volos), 2015
Digital print on insulation elastic sheet, marble, steel

 

 

Birds flocking as a transforming cloud of black floating points over the rural horizon. Every single muscle on the flock’s wings executes orders from a distributed brain, responsible for the chaotic choreography that takes place on the three axes of the atmosphere. The evolving dark form is rhythmically interrupted as the flock flies behind the silhouettes of the city buildings. On some rooftops, bundles of rusted steel bars spring up from the cracked concrete surface. The exposed steel waits patiently for the possibility to become the bearing for one more floor on the unfinished buildings.