29.LEONIDOU 25 28.GIATRAKOU 10 27.IERA ODOS 28 26.DANIHL PROFITOU 18 25.SALAMINOS 72 24.PARAMITHIAS 6 20.IASONOS 45 21.IASONOS 47 22.PERDIKA 8 23.GIATRAKOU 28 12.KERAMEIKOU 28 13.KOLONOU 29 14.LEONIDOU 11 16.DELIGIORGI 43 19.IASONOS 26 18.LEONIDOU 26 15.LEONIDOU 9 17.LEONIDOU 15 11.KERAMEIKOU 32 10.KERAMEIKOU 43 09.KERAMEIKOU 51 08.AGISILAOU 92 07.KERAMEIKOU 73 06.THERMOPYLON 23 05.THERMOPYLON 27 04.LEONIDOU & MYLLEROU 03.LEONIDOU 38 02.LEONIDOU 36 01.GIATRAKOU 2, INFO POINT
Katerina Kana

Katerina Kana

Katerina Kana

Katerina Kana

Katerina Kana

Katerina Kana

I HAVE A FACE BUT A FACE IS NOT WHAT I AΜ
I HAVE A FACE BUT A FACE IS NOT WHAT I AΜ
ReMap 3 / An independent project by Katerina Kana

Exhibition duration: 10 – 30 June 2012
Opening hours: Wednesday – Friday: 17:00 – 20:00, Saturday: 12:00 – 18:00
Address: Leonidou 11, Metaxourgio, Athens 104 37
Opening night: Thursday 10 May at 20:00

This exhibition by Katerina Kana forms an epilogue to the three-week performance that formed part of ReMap 3, in the autumn of 2011.

Visitors were invited to be photographed in an autonomous studio space that functioned as a type of automated photo-booth, and could then watch as their portraits were manipulated by the artist in real time. A process of successive print outs and collaging by hand distorts the original images and allows for the contortive accentuation or concealment of the characteristics that constitute the photographic record of a face. In this way, Katerina Kana creates experiential reconstructions of the faces being depicted.

The symbolic destruction of the original photographs – sliced by scissors – and their reconstruction on old film posters as backgrounds, many of which become obscured in the process, creates a kind of personal survey of the human landscape. With their kaleidoscopic perspective, these “meta-portraits” by Kana form a kind of subjective documentation of the people around her, casting a different light on those who entered her environment.

These portraits, presented here in the form of a large collage, are unique works – they are no longer simple reproductions, no longer just print-outs. The exhibition space, which was also the studio space in which the works were created, introduces the visitors themselved into this process of “human infusion”.

For more information, and for photographic material, please contact:
Maria Dialektaki / Tel.: +30 694 44 33 385, +30 694 55 82 550
E-mail: dialektakimaria@yahoo.gr, kanaword@gmail.com

Our warmest thanks to Rebecca Camhi for providing a studio space for the performance during ReMap 3, on the ground floor of her Gallery at 9 Leonidou Street, and for all her support of the  project.

We would also like to thank Iasson Tsakonas, Effie Komninou, Kyriacos Karseras, Stavia Grimani, Giorgina F., Marina Fokidou, Klea Charitou, Maria Dialektaki, Makis Poravas, Thodoris Dimitripoulos, Eyridiki, Elsa & Harris, Veroniki Haritatou-Gonzalez, Nadine Stich, and everyone who took part.

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