Aug 23, 2020

My dream landscapes call for electric arms

 

 







Of mossy green 
Of salt deposits  
My dream landscapes 
Call for electric arms  
 
details of video and sculpture, both in the making
 
 


 

Feb 1, 2020

Jan 31, 2020





 On view: Estimated Break #1 & 2

In-studio portraits for ARTWORKS!
by Giannis Cheimonakis




Dec 18, 2019

Surface of Affect #2 & 3




Surface of Affect #2 & 3

2017-2019
asphalt mastic, bronze

 Poisons, The Symptom Project #10 
curated by Apostolis Artinos

exhibition views


Δύστροπο, απωθητικό και δύσοσμο υλικό, μαλακό και ελαστικό, υγρό που αργά στερεοποιείται σε σκληρές πτυχώσεις αφήνοντας ρωγμές και σχισμές προς το βλαβερό, οργανικό και μαύρο. 




Sep 19, 2019

Rocks as no matter of fact!


Rocks as no matter of fact 


Forthcoming 2 @ Space 52
curated by Dionisis Christofilogiannis

in the picture also works by Andreas Ragnar Kassapis and Stelios Karamanolis

Grafí #1-8


https://foteinipalpana.blogspot.com/p/blog-page_1.html

Grafí #1-8, 2017, Monotype on paper, greyboard, magnets, MDF, iron
exhibition views

Curated by: Panos Giannikopoulos Marily Konstantinopoulou Dimitra Nikoloù
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center





Feb 3, 2019

http://foteinipalpana.blogspot.com/p/ab.html

       Surface of Affect #3
       studio detail

       asphalt mastic, bronze


Dec 21, 2018

Jun 27, 2018

May 8, 2017

http://foteinipalpana.blogspot.gr/p/blog-page_7.html

If you were written on ice you would be equally indecipherable
Newly archived - check!



Mar 21, 2017

photo by Dimitris Foutris

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If you were written on ice you would be equally indecipherable
- installation detail - 


until 24/03





Feb 26, 2017








"Foteini Palpana’s installation If you were written on ice you would be equally indecipherable focuses on the visual information, the tactile relations and the remnants of a violent dialectic organized around a steady observer. We are dealing with the recreation of hermetically sealed surfaces bearing the signs of indecipherable writings. The network of crevices on the surface of a rock is viewed by the artist as a cryptogram that can be transcribed, but not necessarily interpreted."




Nov 29, 2016



Grafí
notes and traces - in the making



"O Samas (dieu du soleil), tu scrutes de ta lumière 
la totalité des pays comme si c'était des signes cunéiformes"

Jacques Derrida, De la Grammatologie

 
"O Samas (sun-god), by your light you scan the totality 
of lands as if they were cuneiform signs" – tr. Spivak, 1976


Ζακ Ντερριντά, Περί Γραμματολογίας, μτφ. Κωστής Παπαγιώργης, Εκδόσεις «γνώση», 1990.

EP: Symposium L'écriture et la psychologie des peuples, 1963




"dialectic mirror"
lapsus oculi
or: reading what one wants to read




 

Nov 2, 2016

Maps (Sea Folds)


Map 1, 2014, digital print on paper, 90x120




 Maps (Sea Folds) #1-20, 2015-2016, digital print on paper 


Maps, like all maps, are abstractions turned into objects. What is a digital image is also tangible. It can be folded and spread out on the floor. As an object it may have its curves and edges highlighted by artificial light.


 




 
vimeo: Folding ‘Sea#8’



"Prominent among the curses of civilisation is the map that folds up "convenient for the pocket". There are men who can do almost anything except shut a map. It is calculated that the energy wasted yearly in denouncing these maps to their face would build  the Eiffel Tower in thirteen weeks. 
Almost every house in Edinburgh has a map warranted to shut easily, which the whole family, working together, is unable to fold."


Feb 22, 2016