Starting from Microgeographies focus on “Urban Stories from the Center of Athens” curated by Hariklia Hari, Katerina Zafeiropoulou created the site specific work “5-7 Riga Palamidou str.” at Arch_06 (A). Located in the gentrified area of Psyrri, Arch_06 was included into Microgeograpies narrative as a paradigm of a new model of working space resisting the gentrification process of the neignborhoud. It helped transform and was part of the same process of a micro development within the neighborhoud that gave urban uses supportive to the existing ones, with mixing new professions and older occupations; artists together with architects and local art&craftsmen. At ARCH_06 Lab Katerina Zafeiropoulou is continuing her visual research on the mixing of a space with its environment, and created a new window drawing interacting with the urban environment of down town Athens. Another recent step of this research was presented in Microgeographies/WWSf “8 Stenon Portas str.” work, where Zafeiropoulou created a window drawing, interacting with the forest in front of the deserted Office.
The narrative of the Office is centered around two site specific installations
by capten and Zafeiropoulou k.
that form “Transparencies and the Sacred”
(the sacred) Last year Capten installed a cage-mousetrap. An old furniture of the place was incorporated: Microgeohgraphies centered the narrative of the Office aroung that trap.On Friday 26, Capten transformed the object into an everydaylife “sacred” object.
It’s happening now: Katerina Zafeiropoulou is drawing the leaves of the trees from the park by the office’s window.
Katerina says: I am trying to experience the “being” of the outdoors. Only a transparent boundary is separating us. So many differences, but everything can happen. I imagine that if I draw patiently I will be able to understand. Probably now “image” and “truth” are more confused. The landscape invaded into the room.