HOME SWEET HOME, Action Field Kodra, Thessaloniki, 2012.
Installation in two parts: Mixed media diorama sculpture and a life-size sign comprised of steel, timber, plywood, acrylic color and spotlights with dimensions. Action Field Kodra is an annual contemporary art show that takes place in the derelict site of the Kodra ex military barracks. Home Sweet Home was presented as part of a group exhibition titled 'Stopover', curated by Nikos Mykoniatis. The sculpture attempts to reconcile imagery from damaged, war-zone residential buildings (e.g. Syria, Libya, Palestine) with early 20th century Modernist Utopias and a sense of carelessness or defiance of a lurking danger. The title comes from a hit song, written in 1823 by Henry Bishop and John Howard Payne.
Photographs by Michael Dalanikas, George Katsanidis and Dimitris Polychroniadis.