Giorgos Lappas. Documents and sculptural landscapes
The composition of the exhibits at the Jewish Museum started with the study of photographic documents. By using a large number of small or tiny figures, an event is reconstructed in a specific and strict ground plan on the basis of the chosen document. The reconstruction is photographed and this new document is incorporated in the composition. The process of taking photographs and incorporating them goes on until the sculpture is transformed into a sculptural landscape. The way in which the Painter of Makrygiannis composed the crowds in the battle fields is the driving direction for these landscape reconstructions. It is crucial that the signs of the coming violence in the life of a group should be recognized, when they appear in a landscape-omen of an inapprehensible horror.