AEMILIA PAPAPHILIPPOU Interlocking 2007 - x +
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CN: PaAe2007inte

MT: UV print on plexiglass mounted on forex (143x110x4)

TX: inscribed with felt pen on sticker mounted at rear lower right <Interlocking, 2007 / APapaphilippou / 2/5 / for A.C.G. // [monogram] / 2007>

DN: Ms. Aemilia Papaphilippou - 2007

LC: Attica Tradition Educational Foundation, Athens

CM: Interlocking is a processed photograph that Aemilia Papaphilippou shot from her body. It presents her own hands twined backwards with the palms facing the viewer. She saw the composition in a monitor in order to control the picture. She composed the photograph in such a way that, by changing the scale of the familiar human body to a larger format, to produce a picture whose reference is not immediately recognizable, especially as it is exposed to the flow of the city. However, the feeling of flesh, as juxtaposed to the rough urban data, reminds us of the human condition par excellence; the vulnerability of the human corpus. The cropping of the image, as it focuses on the symmetry of the two interlocking members, balances between the geometry that characterizes the body and its functionality, resulting into an image that is both abstract yet recognizable in its description. Herewith is presented a narrative of the body within the city, where touch, skin, penetration, even the feeling of pulse, 'speak' of private moments in public space. Interlocking reveals the truth of flesh, and by extension the human being, in which the image doubts advertisement, where things appear pristine and sterilized. The palette in blue and white hues interests Papaphilippou because it expresses a metaphysicality.

[Megakles Rogakos 06/2007]

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