by Haris Epaminonda
The publication is a collaborative project bewtween Frac Île-de-France, the Cypriot artist Haris Epaminonda, and the Berlin designers Santiago da Silva and Simon Steinberger.
It recounts and translates the experience of the exhibition VOL. XVI, presented at Le Plateau in 2015, for which the artist had created a global environment. Through a series of parallel actions the whole exhibition was connecting the interior and exterior with the presence of an old Japanese man “living” in the exhibition and with two young women dressed in traditional Japanese costumes who were walking in the des Buttes-Chaumont Park in Paris.
This book concentrates the different perspectives of the artist’s work, where the idea of travel, of displacement – in time and space – offers a unique spatial experience combined with the cinematographic dimension included in the exhibition.
At the same time, are gathered the critical texts of Philippe Artières (Historian and Research Director in CNRS, EHESS), Chris Sharp (Independent art critic), and Aurélie Verdier (Curator in Musée national d’art moderne, MNAM-CCI, Centre Pompidou).