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Daphné Keramidas

Born in 1977 in Athens, Greece
Lives in Cologne

R. E. M. II. 2011. Video loop projection. 200 × 400 cm. Courtesy of the artist

I’ve always been fascinated by dreams. We all try to understand their meaning. The function of dreaming itself is fascinating: it is just a way to erase “noise” memory, undesirable, unused or unnecessary memories that we unconsciously gather everyday. Detritus of watched—but not seen—billboards, and debris of heard—but not listened to—conversations are brought every night to the foreground and, put together, they form a story, a story whose screenplay is written, adapted and forgotten all at once. This video installation is made of the narrative of one of my dreams. Its text falls in phrases on the wall and disintegrates into letters, which form a pile at its bottom. It is the reversed process of dreaming: the story regains its first form of unsorted memories.

Daphné Keramidas

July 2, 2014

On June 24 and 25, 4th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art began. 3069 applications by artists under 35 from 84 countries of the world were submitted for the competition, which lasted from November 2013 through March 2014. David Elliott, Artistic Director of the Biennale, proposed the motto A Time for Dreams as the general theme, and curated the main Biennale project, which presented works by 83 artists from 32 countries of the world.

June 17, 2014

The educational program of the Biennale, curated by Antonio Geusa and coordinated by Ekaterina Razdumina, is entitled Wise Advice, and aims at helping young artists to find answers to various questions that concern their creative growth and career development.