"If the demand of humanity’s physical and philosophical questions is that for humans to understand the Cosmos, art reverses this demand. The terrifying demand posed by art is humans’ need to be understood by the Cosmos."
- George Chimonas (Greek author/ 1938 – 2000)
Forecast is body of work that Ilias has been developing for the last five years. Inspired by a physical journey of some swallows traveling from the earth’s south to the north -where a thunderstorm just above Greece literally immobilized them in the ground- it morphs into an anthropocentric and allegorical journey of poetic photography.
A photographic corpus which includes sets of pictures that challenge and exceed linear photographic narratives by altering transformational elliptic patterns of image repetition and by conveying a story-telling that almost never ends. A concept heavily inspired by fugues in music and by the earth’s movement in space and the change of seasons.
A narration that highlights the minimal ambience of the universal drive of life itself, originating in (and surrounded by) the forces of nature, whilst having in its core; the abstract and the lyrical that give meaning to our existence and humanity.
TRADE EDITION of 120 copies numbered and signed. Handmade slipcase in washable paper (vegan leather) and hard cardboard; painted in indian ink on the back.