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Victoria Douka-Doukopoulou (GR)

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Project

A catalog of all things invisible

I sat down and built myself a loom. I sit on it day and night and I weave the invisible. I make carpets and blankets and tapestries.

And then I write you letters with instructions on how to see them. I am writing you now, to make plans for you to come and see my tapestries.
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'A catalog of all things invisible' complies stories of the invisible, the unthinkable and the inappreciable. The installation of the three-fold catalog indexes scores for a performative lecture, a documentary and an archive that can never been actualised as their building material is the invisible itself. The catalog is mainly words — technical words, English words motivated by the sensitivity of practicing the art of noticing, of looking for traces and ways.

Thesis

So let’s say, you walk down a path and you run into a snag, a dead tree, an unexpected drawback — a soarvi

'So let’s say, you walk down a path and you run into a snag, a dead tree, an unexpected drawback — a soarvi' begins already in conversation, yet it doesn’t matter what we were discussing before diving in, before running into the soarvi, the big or peculiar dead tree that will remain a point of references in our walk. It is a non-linear exploration of ways to express thoughts like walks, ways to tell a story about time that involve getting to know all the participants — human and non human. A triple story; that of the landscape, of Sámi and of the West. In the slow pace of walking it works through time scales, from the pattern of forest developments to SI seconds, offering a peek into otherness.