Fluorescent tubes, heavy duty straps, metal, colour
92 x 62 x 2,5 cm each
Courtesy Polyeco Contemporary Art Initiative
Initiative Rights and Reproductions Information
© Efi Spyrou – Polyeco S.A.
Polyeco Contemporary Art Initiative dynamically continues to work on its framework of activities and pursue its objectives. Using art as a vehicle, through a series of events, sponsorships and international collaborations, PCAI aspires to realize a new creative context with the ultimate goal of raising awareness and informing the public about environmental issues, while indirectly breaching on the critical issue of waste management, which is not only technical, but also social and environmental.
The sculptures in the collection promote recycling and reuse, as they are manufactured with recyclable materials collected by Polyeco such as fluorescent light bulbs, batteries etc. The installation Metamorphoses by artist Efi Spyrou, a project created within the framework of PCAI, which was created using saturated fluorescent lamps, was exhibited in the group show Plexus (November – January 2015) at the House of Cyprus – Cultural Centre of the Cyprian Embassy. The exhibition was curated by Tina Pandi and Stamatis Schizakis.
“[…] the grid becomes the vehicle for investigating the language of mathematics and technology of their era as well as of a constant critical review of the relations between physical and digital object, material and immaterial production, manual and intellectual labour.[…] Taking the theme into the present day, where digital technology invades every aspect of our lives, Efi Spyrou weaves spent fluorescent lamps together with bright yellow, heavy duty straps to create a series of nine graphic, abstract wall hangings called Metamorphoses, 2014;”
On the grid: new Athens show unites the work of three Greek artists by Ali Morris, 4 December 2015, wallpaper.com
“The show was a radiant and thoughtful meditation on the way grids appear in natural and digital objects through work by Efi Spyrou, Petros Moris, and Bia Davou.”