artist / participant
We turn to Maria Kontis' drawings in order to see more than what is accessible to our vision. She does not draw what we see in our day to day lives. Her drawings do not simply copy or represent what we have already seen. They are a fascinating addition to the organisation and management of our vision. They are an excess to any administered and technologically controlled vision.
In these drawings something slips beneath our gaze. A photograph is transformed. Letters on a page fall away into eternity. Each visible thing appears anew and comes into contact with the very ground of its visibility. Drawing out and away from the photograph, we encounter those invisible forces which condition our vision - the dynamic forces creating our experience of the world. More than a photo. More than a letter. More than a book.
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