Each monument, especially an architectual one, creates relations between the present and the past, between the memory and the history of the archaeological site and the modern life. The idea of the monument is a conceptual link so as to achieve the projection and reading of the past. Simultaneously, the monument negotiates the perpetual act of providing meaning to space and time.
The stones of the Castle of Chrisi, before it was recognized as a monument, became the raw material for the early settlement and housing of the incoming refugees of Pontus and Minor Asia. The castle is partly destroyed, but still reserved at the top of the Hill of Chrisi.
This part of the castle's history, was the motive to work on a local Almopia stone. The basic aim was to remove as much material as possible, while keeping it in one piece. The stone and dust that came out of it, are together exhibited and coexist in an in-between-the visceral relationship.
Mastrogiannaki Virginia is a graduate from the School of Fine Arts, Department of Fine and Applied Arts, Aristotele Univercity of Thessaloniki and holds a Master of Fine Arts, School of Fine Arts. Read more about the artist here