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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

⧯ On the Silver Couch: Iliana Fokianaki

Curator and founder of State of Concept Iliana Fokianaki

☮:Tell us the story of your life in 140ch 

⧯: wanted to be a performance artist and then i didnt.its all about art and it also isnt. Smiles. Instincts. Lots of books. 

☮:What's your state of the concept in general? 

⧯:Concept is everything. My state is constant. 

☮:What are your current concepts in the current state of the greek art scene? 

⧯:We have really good artists in Greece and the scene its at its best since 2005 when i returned. Im very excited with what is yet to come. Surprises are essential.

Friday, December 19, 2014

⧯ On the Silver Couch: Caribic Residency

☮: Who are the Caribic?

⧯:Caribic are the guys next door, Jas and Dave! check them out at ❑

☮: Whats the concept behind LifeSport?

:Less concept, more life. It's a joggers (sweatpants) shop. It's what we wear at the beginning, in the end and all the way in between. Check out

☮: Whats next?

Thursday, December 11, 2014

⧯ On the Silver Couch: Sophie Jung ☆

Artist Sophie Jung

Tell us the story of your life in 140 characters.
I trip: "always" knock sth over. Shock kicks my brain. My brain starts up. Shaken hence in wrong gear. Wrong gear: place of friction. Fricassé 4 thought 4 work. I Am Clumsy Ergo Art.

Who you think is a contemporary hero? 

The critical mass / once off its ass
the ones that can sense infinity in the moment and still feel inclined to live proactively

What is it that you want to publicly declare?
Nothing to declare as travelling from EU country
Less publicly more solemnly I declare that I am (afunnykindof) loyal, like "a dog". And that I believe this may be the way forward. 
In all aspects of personal and collective life: Loyal VS Royal

Check her website here

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

◉ ↂ ╭╮☾ Cybernetic habitat part 3: Xanadu house by Roy Mason

The Xanadu Houses were a series of experimental houses built to showcase examples of computer-automation friendly living with cost-effective housing.

The Kissimmee Xanadu in Florida, designed by Roy Mason, was the most popular.
  (all photos via



Tuesday, November 18, 2014

▓ ♜ ☾ Cybernetic habitat part 2: la casa telematica by Ugo La Pietra

Resuming Cybernetic habitats this part is looking into the work of Ugo La Pietra and one of the visionaries who always inspire me. La Pietra worked on the concept of the Casa Telematica. 

 This house here is a place of gathering, processing and distributing information from the public to the private realm and likewise. It seems quite normal now but 40 years ago it was still something too fictional and impractical.

Pre-internet situation, this project is one of the earliest in this example to expand the physical perception of the body and of the domestic cell to the awareness of the influences on behaviour and the mental suffering of the individual produced by the urban fabric.

Friday, November 14, 2014

░▒ ☾ Cybernetic habitat part 1: Project Cybersyn

There is a great article on the the New Yorker about the famous  Project Cybersyn in Chile at the beginning of the 70s 

In the following days I will post some extra other series to cybernetic environments
The mastermind behind Project Cybersyn Stafford Beer speaks here 2 years after the Allende assasination
He was also a painter (source here)

A 1973–74 cybernetics survey seminar concluded with the anthology Cybernetics of Cybernetics. (source here)

Like this course called Metagames featuring ideas and materials (including cutouts and game boards) for games of “psychological, political, sociological, and epistemological significance.