PCAI’s first AR work is now on permanent view in Delphi, at PCAI’s “π” venue. Eva Papamargariti’s augmented reality work Strong, Feeble, Unfixed is dealing with the notions of entropy and ‘becoming’ through a hybrid body that floats between the fragile and recurring conditions of birth and decay. This uncanny body which is marked with the phrase ‘Ever Blooming, Ever Decaying’ sometimes resembles a human body, sometimes a plant/tree, and sometimes stands in limbo as a peculiar fossil/finding from an indeterminate time.
This AR artwork, along with its accompanying digital video version, was commissioned by PCAI on the occasion of the Sheltered Gardens hybrid, group exhibition curated by Kika Kyriakakou. Strong, Feeble, Unfixed is the first AR artwork to be included in the PCAI Art Collection and constitutes an integral part of it.
The work is exhibited in various spots in the courtyard and the garden of PCAI’s venue in Delphi, the former Tourist Pavilion of Agios Loukas. Located within the archaeological area of Delphi, the Pavilion was designed and constructed by leading Greek architects Dimitris and Petros Pikionis in the 1960s. PCAI’s new space, under the name “π” (Pi, Global Center for Circular Economy and Culture), constitutes a renovated, modernist structure that has been declared an architectural monument by the Greek Ministry of Culture. “π” is open to the public on weekdays, from 9am to 5pm, with free entrance.
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