EUGENIA RASKOPOULOS

 Left: Eugenia Raskopoulos,  Rootreroot , 2016, HD digital video, single channel, colour, stereo, 8:45 min. Right: Eugenia Raskopoulos,  Routereroute , 2016, murano glass neon, dimensions variable.

Left: Eugenia Raskopoulos, Rootreroot, 2016, HD digital video, single channel, colour, stereo, 8:45 min. Right: Eugenia Raskopoulos, Routereroute, 2016, murano glass neon, dimensions variable.

EUGENIA RASKOPOULOS's work is currently on view in the TarraWarra Biennial 2016: Endless Circulation, curated by Victoria Lynn and Helen Hughes.

"Eugenia Raskoupolous has created two new works for this exhibition, a video entitled Rootreroot and a neon work entitled Routereroute. In the video we see a woman dragging an olive tree in a clockwise direction in the upper section, and in the lower section the same woman dragging a wattle tree in an anticlockwise direction. The struggle and the labour involved in the gestures are evident in the image, as we follow her slow but determined trajectory around each endless loop. Shot from above using drones, the two circles intertwine at one point, with the shadow of each figure dissolving into the other. At this fleeting intersection, we glimpse a moment of completeness.

In Routereroute, two red neon signs spell out the title of the work, one in Greek (in reference to the artist’s Greek heritage and first language) and one in English. The letters of the Greek words form a larger circle than the English, as if to emphasise the gaps of translation. The emphasis is, rather, on the route, direction or road travelled. Translation never really meets its destination; it is in continuous and endless circulation." - Victoria Lynn

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