INTERVIEW: AGGELIKI DIMITRIADOU | ITSLIQUID

INTERVIEW: AGGELIKI DIMITRIADOU

Interviews | August 5, 2020 |

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Image courtesy of Aggeliki Dimitriadou

Interview: Aggeliki Dimitriadou
Luca Curci talks with Aggeliki Dimitriadou during Venice International Art Fair 2020 at The Room Contemporary Art Gallery

Her research regarding spiritual links between European and Asian traditions (most likely Greek, Scandinavian and Japanese) guided her to work with japanese saori looms. The physical substance of the natural materials she uses is the guide that conditions the composition of her works. The raw most unprocessed fibers maintain their natural character that is expressed in the weavings as an instantané that captures the critical moment of an archetypal human creation process -weaving. Her color palette of earth tones is an amplified version of the ancient Greek painter Polygnotus four color palette as it contains the colors black, white, red and a scale from the lightest ochre to the heaviest brown. A choice that is meant to underline the dialectical moment between the artist and nature. Nevertheless, in her works are obvious, most of the times, memories of the weaving procedure, such as free warp recalling its position on the loom before the weaving of the weft, olive branches as tying rods – parts of the loom remaining on the art work, as well as vertical, horizontal and spatial positioning as memories of various types of looms mainly those who exist only during the weaving procedure.

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Image courtesy of Aggeliki Dimitriadou

Luca Curci – What is art for you?
Aggeliki Dimitriadou – It’s the means to invite people to approach artist’s reality and understand how the artist thinks of the existence and its transformations. Through my work, I’m trying to create a bond in which my thoughts and feelings will interact with the thoughts and feelings of the people who will contact with my work.

LC – What are you currently working on?
AD – As my material supplied in India is confronting difficulties in his work due to lockdown and my yarn stocks became scarce. I decided to take advantage of the situation and work with my leftover yarns from bigger projects, to make a series of large scale bookmarks for art books and support the zero waste philosophy through my work.

aggeliki dimitraidou
Image courtesy of Aggeliki Dimitriadou

LC – Where do you find your inspiration?
AD –
Most often in nature. Raw materials, old places and the colours time has left on them are very inspiring for my work.

LC – What is your creative process like?
AD –
My creative process always starts with a specific project in my mind which I never sketch. While I’m preparing my materials and warping my loom, I have a more clear image of the whole piece in my mind and until I’m ready to begin weaving. I’m totally sure of how I will start and mostly how the piece will be. But when I sit on my room everything is erased from my mind and the yarns are guiding me to create a new weaving piece and without going back to see my progress. I’m pretty sure of what I’m doing and always I receive the right result.

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Image courtesy of Aggeliki Dimitriadou

LC – What do you think about the concept of this festival? In which way did it inspire you?
AD –
Festival’s theme was something that I could easily related to because my work is based on the connections that humans are creating through nature and the complexity of consciousness.

LC – In which way the artwork presented in our exhibition is connected with the festival’s theme?  
AD –
The connection between body and space which creates  a communication system made a perfect match with my concept from the “imaginary weaving language” project. “Rawness” is part of this project which examines the relation between human and nature through its changing forms. This piece expresses its entirety with its own language.

aggeliki dimitraidou
Image courtesy of Aggeliki Dimitriadou

LC – What do you think about ITSLIQUID Platform?  
AD –
I admire the positivity this group spreads around Europe through art and of course the opportunity to exhibit our work in the beautiful residences in Venice.

LC – Did you enjoy cooperating with us?  
AD –
Our collaboration was easy and smooth. The communication with ITSLIQUID team was excellent.

LC – What are your suggestions about our services? Is there something more we can provide to artists?
AD –
I think it’s very important for all artists that couldn’t be present in the exhibition to be provided with audiovisual materials in order to share their participation with their audience.

aggeliki dimitraidou
Image courtesy of Aggeliki Dimitriadou
aggeliki dimitraidou
Image courtesy of Aggeliki Dimitriadou

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