PRIMA MATERIA

VASILIS PATMIOS KAROUK, 2016

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Artist
Vasilis Patmios Karouk

Title
Prima Materia

Date
2016

Medium
HD video installation

Dimensions
Dimensions variable

Credit line
Courtesy Polyeco Contemporary Art Initiative

Rights and Reproductions Information
© Vasilis Patmios Karouk – Polyeco S.A.

Object label
The human need growing into greed, has always been draining Nature’s “nectar”, but in the last 150 years the ravaging of the earth has become so obscure, like never before in human history. Prima Materia is a gloomy abstract representation of the rape of the Earth, presented as a woman, a mother goddess, soaring over destruction and enduring her childrens’ madness, which leads them to their demise. This Gaia, lingers like an exhausted female super hero in a cinematic, eye pleasing, moving image frame, perpetually bearing this insanity.


  • PRIMA MATERIA, by Vasilis Patmios Karouk, 2016. Courtesy Polyeco Contemporary Art Initiative
  • PRIMA MATERIA, by Vasilis Patmios Karouk, 2016. Courtesy Polyeco Contemporary Art Initiative
  • PRIMA MATERIA, by Vasilis Patmios Karouk, 2016. Courtesy Polyeco Contemporary Art Initiative
  • PRIMA MATERIA, by Vasilis Patmios Karouk, 2016. Courtesy Polyeco Contemporary Art Initiative
  • PRIMA MATERIA, by Vasilis Patmios Karouk, 2016. Courtesy Polyeco Contemporary Art Initiative

CREDITS

Created by
Vasilis P. Karouk

Performer
Vasso Kavalieratou

Commissioning Curator
Nadja Argyropoulou for Polyeco Contemporary Art Initiative

Production Manager
Nikos Tsiolas

Τechnical support
Serafim Arkomanis

Executive Producer
Athanasios Polychronopoulos, Polyeco Contemporary Art Initiative

Assistant
Vanessa P. Karouk

Special Thanks to
Ariadne Kypri


  • Backstage from the making of the film Prima Materia, by Vasilis Patmios Karouk, 2016
  • Backstage from the making of the film Prima Materia, by Vasilis Patmios Karouk, 2016
  • Backstage from the making of the film Prima Materia, by Vasilis Patmios Karouk, 2016
  • Backstage from the making of the film Prima Materia, by Vasilis Patmios Karouk, 2016
  • Backstage from the making of the film Prima Materia, by Vasilis Patmios Karouk, 2016
  • Backstage from the making of the film Prima Materia, by Vasilis Patmios Karouk, 2016