SPAGYRIA

Spagyria 2010

Spagyria is a proposal of how we may bring life back into historical buildings in Greece that have been neglected and that have fallen into decay. It is the breaking of these buildings in order to transform them into a new form. This project consists of a proposal in public space, and an audio-visual installation. In the animation film the building appears as an abandoned place where the traces of human life are still tangible, a metaphor to the current condition of historical buildings in Greece.
The word spagyria is derived from the Greek words 'spao' and 'ageiro', meaning to break and to collect. The Swiss physician and alchemist Paracelsus first used this term in his book 'Liber Paracelus'.

Projection loop, 1m43

Spagyria, animation, 2m20

Overview exhibition