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Perforated

Weavings

of cohabitation

Installation

Thessaloniki | 2011

Stratis Tavlaridis presents with his work the history of his family, through space and time. He speaks of his origins and roots, trying to formulate a personal comment on the key issue of cohabitation of populace and families.At the villages of Eastern Thrace, for years, his great-grandfather lived with neighbors of other cultures, until the situations and circumstances forced him to root out and re-install in another place.

Stratis chose the technique of paper cut, so that his works may revoke the memory of our traditional handiwork and thus operate as a symbol not only of coexistence of peoples and family but also for the effort to weave again from the beginning, their lives, looking to the future... 

Photo | Photini Lamp​

Text | Stratis Tavlaridis

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