Tuesday, May 8, 2007
Tennis as a demonstration of power
Nikos Papadimitriou (Νικος Παπαδημητρίου) presents a tennis court,in half of its real dimensions,
placed in the space of AD Gallery.The gallery is transformed into a court,
a court which is distorted in order to fit in its new “surroundings”.
Facing it, hanging, it’s the “prize”, a wild boar’s head.
The head of the wild boar is placed in the space like the embalmed trophies of
hunters in mountain village houses, as a demonstration of power and dominance.
This parallelism poses diachronic questions about survival, dominance,
supremacy as well as social stratification.