The work deepens in the internal psychological world of the person and mirrors the consequences of technology on his psychic. The chaos, the constant waves of information, the disruption of attention. All these deform the psychism and the way we perceive the world and result in entrapment and isolation. The constant battle for communication and the submission to the void. The spectator becomes the main character, waking up in space with no track of time. Surrounded by common objects which appear to be hostile, he feels alone and threatened. Everything shivers. He doesn’t know how to manage and he falls. Lost in the void. The continuous repetition of the video transfers the feeling of entrapment and panic, while the universe works as a reflection of his inner psychological space at these moments. The title indicates the submersion into one’s self, by closing the eyes and waking up into the inner void.
Penelope Mercouri was born in Athens, where she lives and works. She is a graduate of the Athens School of Fine Arts (2013-2018) with Honors, where she studied painting with Dimitris Sakellion, sculptural drawing, molding, and casting, and specialized in sculpture with Giorgos Lappas as her teacher. In 2016-17 she won the Erasmus+ scholarship and studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw / Poland, the art of glass (casting and blowing). She did her practice work at Acropolis with the Ephorate of Antiquities of Athens. Holder of the Bachelor of Arts (BA) and the Integrated Master Degree (IMD), her work is shown in galleries, museums and festivals in Greece, France, and Poland. The central thematic of her work is the human psyche, the intensity of emotions, and the annihilation of the body boundaries. Currently, she is volunteering at the Platforms Project NET 2020 and runs her atelier.