gobscure,<i> stitching petals to lead</i>, exhibition view, 2017
gobscure,<i> stitching petals to lead</i>, exhibition view, 2017
gobscure,<i> stitching petals to lead</i>, exhibition view, 2017
gobscure,<i> responses to monochords by yannis ritsos #49</i>, exhibition view, 2017
gobscure, <i>responses to monochords by yannis ritsos #217</i>, 2017
gobscure,<i> stitching petals to lead</i>, exhibition view, 2017
gobscure, <i>responses to monochords by yannis ritsos #21</i>, 2017
gobscure,<i> stitching petals to lead</i>, exhibition view, 2017
gobscure, <i>megalph</i>, 2017
gobscure, <i>_unknown stealthdrawing un un un stealdrawing 4alma_</i>, 2017
gobscure, <i>_unknown stealthdrawing un un un stealdrawing 4alma_</i>, 2017
gobscure,<i> stitching petals to lead</i>, exhibition view, 2017
gobscure, <i>greek nutcase</i>, 2017
gobscure, <i> _SEVEN SHORT FILMS ON MADNESS_</i> (film still), 2015
gobscure, <i> _SEVEN SHORT FILMS ON MADNESS_</i> (film still), 2015
gobscure, <i>_SOME TABLOID HEADLIES_</i> (film still), 2015
gobscure, <i>_SOME TABLOID HEADLIES_ </i> (film still), 2015
gobscure, <i>_STITCHING PETALS TO LEAD_</i> (film still), 2016
gobscure, <i>_STITCHING PETALS TO LEAD_</i> (film still), 2016
gobscure, <i>after unexpropriated</i> (live performance), 2017

gobscure, stitching petals to lead, exhibition view, 2017

gobscure
Stitching petals to lead

2nd April 2017 — 28th May 2017


Fokidos 21
Ampelokipi, 11526
Athens, Greece

Open by appointment only

fokidos@gmail.com | info@almazevi.com

+30 697 8412994 | +39 340 6242592 

ALMA ZEVI and Fokidos are delighted to announce gobscure’s first exhibition in Greece, co-inciding with the opening of documenta 14.

"why greece? its in our blood, our thinking, our language. times hard as teen - but corresponding with another such (northern greece), sadly long-lost - & our words winging across europe & together  flowing & flowering - learning ov greek poetry / history / theatre / art / resistance - touchstones ever since. 


self-taught artist / performer / writer with international reputation. part of mad studies north-east collective promoting debate and creative resistances around mental distress. active in disability arts, theyve created many significant and innovative works around their lived experience whilst exploring a much wider range of themes appealing to wide audiences. working outside categories using theatre / performance /  film / photography /  sound-art / written and spoken word / visual poetry / installation and online to challenge ownership of narratives, regularly challenging psychiatry - privileged storytelling not science-based on history as psychiatric survivor.
 

in 2011 successfully completing a major disability arts residency at the new gallery walsall in association with dash. long-term writer / artist / mentor-in-residence with celf-o-gwmpas, mid-wales supporting disabled artists. jessie kesson 2016 literary fellow to moniack mhor - scotlands writing centre. currently associate artist with greyscale theatre company developing a new monologue joey s/he - ‘they gave lou reed e.c.t. cos he was bi. dont let ‘em give yu’. working from mid-april with arthouse wake eld & mental health museum on ‘reclaiming the languages of lunacy’ across a wide variety of art-forms

seventy short films - many commissioned - have screened worldwide numerous times. ur’s for kurt (schwitters) was a  finalist in 100 years of dada, screening at the ica, 2016. exhibited, commissioned, toured, performed, collaborated, facilitated and published widely and internationally
 
sound art presented worldwide including last years švejk’s anabase - a response to the obscenity of world war one as seen thru eyes of ‘the good soldier švejk’ launched at the international artists anti-war exhibition b-side, casarsa della delizia, italy.
third full volume of poetry is that a bruise or a tattoo? shearsman press, 2013 is still available
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ALMA ZEVI is a gallery active in Venice (Italy) and Celerina (Switzerland). Fokidos is an artist-led space in Athens, run by artist Sofia Stevi. ALMA ZEVI has worked with Sofia Stevi for a number of years, most recently showing her work in Celerina in the summer of 2016.   


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