"This book follows a project developed on the rocks and slabs of Syros between 2020 to 2022: During our walks around the island, we noticed engravings dating back to the 19th century on the stones and rocks of Ermoupolis, the capital of Syros and the Cyclades. Inspired by that we placed 26 new inscriptions with the idea of creating a “permanent” exhibition that enters into dialogue with history as well as with the landscape, we thus began a journey unfolding stories on the rocks of the island. This book is a guide to discover these traces."
book concept Ersi Varveri and Gijs Waterschoot
contributions from artists engraved in various locations around the island Gregor Andzelm, Philip Angermaier, Elena Bajo, Valentin Cernat, Sébastien Delire, Nico Dockx, Alexis Gautier, Erik Hagoort, Leen & Hera Hammenecker, David Horvitz, Heide Hinrichs, Charlotte Koopman, Dimitra Kondylatou, J.Krissis, Bram van Meervelde, Peter Schamaun, Rien Schellemans, Denys Shantar, Jeannette Slütter, Ersi Varveri, Gijs Waterschoot, Myrto Xanthopoulou, Aya Zamir, Yi Zhang
A walking discussion with Teo Romvos (writer, activist, researcher) & Chara Pelekanou (scholar, editor, photographer, activist) visiting an old inscription dating back to 500 BC.
photographs Gijs Waterschoot, Ersi Varveri, Rien Schellemans, Chara Pelekanou
texts Ersi Varveri, Gijs Waterschoot, Teo Romvos
Greek poems Kostas Varveris (from Rinismata, 2009)
quotes Italo Calvino (from Collection Of Sand), Ursula K. Le Guin (from The Carrier Bag Theory Of Fiction)
design Ersi Varveri, Gijs Waterschoot (in collaboration with Nico Dockx, Wouter Van der Wangen)
published by TR • Track Report (Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp) and pink house press
print Bruno Devos, Stockmans Art Books
language English, Greek
pink house press #104
© 2023, the artists, the authors, Pink House Press