Nikos Arvanitis
The residue that remains as a memory of contact
16 watercolours, 9 radio transmissions,Publication / Manual. 
 
7 - 24 October 2017
Symptom Project #8, "Tourism"
Old Amfissa Hospital, Amfissa, Greece.

Curated by Elpida Karampa and Glykeria Stathopoulou


Riverboat in Hoi An, pencil and watercolours on paper, 22,8 x 15 cm, 2017
Riverboat in Hoi An, pencil and watercolours on paper, 22,8 x 15 cm, 2017



Ever since he was a child, Nikos Arvanitis used to be thrilled by family friend S.K.ís narrations of journeys; journeys that spanned hundreds of miles, meticulously and methodically organised, journeys in places that were chosen for their significant political, historical and cultural content. These journeys were often lonely and took place under adverse circumstances. S.K. narrates one of his recent trips to Vietnam and shares his experiences, his research while preparing for the trip, the methodology of travelling, his discoveries and his impressions, as well as the process of processing these experiences at a later date. Beyond the narration of the experience of travelling the artist attempts to illustrate an abstracted and fragmented portrait of a person and the experience of their relationship and contact. The work is composed of 16 watercolours that act as intermediated notes of a journey. At the same time, through the sound recording of S.K.ís narrations and other recorded material, the artist puts together the sound scape for a series of radio shows.

text by Elpida Karampa, Glykeria Stathopoulou



Beach view in Hoi An, pencil and watercolours on paper, 22,8 x 15 cm, 2017
Beach view in Hoi An, pencil and watercolours on paper, 22,8 x 15 cm, 2017




The residue that remains as a memory of contact, radio transmission, episode 1 (in Greek)



The residue that remains as a memory of contact, radio transmission, episode 2 (in Greek)



The residue that remains as a memory of contact, radio transmission, episode 3 (in Greek)



Chinese chess game in Vinh, pencil and watercolours on paper, 22,8 x 15 cm, 2017
Chinese chess game in Vinh, pencil and watercolours on paper, 22,8 x 15 cm, 2017



The residue that remains as a memory of contact, radio transmission, episode 4 (in Greek)



The residue that remains as a memory of contact, radio transmission, episode 5 (in Greek)



The residue that remains as a memory of contact, radio transmission, episode 6 (in Greek)



Outdoor market in Vinh, pencil and watercolours on paper, 22,8 x 15 cm, 2017
Outdoor market in Vinh, pencil and watercolours on paper, 22,8 x 15 cm, 2017



The residue that remains as a memory of contact, radio transmission, episode 7 (in Greek)



The residue that remains as a memory of contact, radio transmission, episode 8 (in Greek)



The residue that remains as a memory of contact, radio transmission, episode 9 (in Greek)



One of the four Bridges of the Perfume River in Hue, pencil and watercolours on paper, 22,8 x 15 cm, 2017
One of the four Bridges of the Perfume River in Hue, pencil and watercolours on paper, 22,8 x 15 cm, 2017


Honeymoon photo shooting in a public space in Hanoi, pencil and watercolours on paper, 22,8 x 15 cm, 2017
Honeymoon photo shooting in a public space in Hanoi, pencil and watercolours on paper, 22,8 x 15 cm, 2017


Entrance of a Chinese temple in Saigon, pencil and watercolours on paper, 22,8 x 15 cm, 2017
Entrance of a Chinese temple in Saigon, pencil and watercolours on paper, 22,8 x 15 cm, 2017


The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi, pencil and watercolours on paper, 22,8 x 15 cm, 2017
The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi, pencil and watercolours on paper, 22,8 x 15 cm, 2017


Riverboat at the Perfume River in Hue, pencil and watercolours on paper, 22,8 x 15 cm, 2017
Riverboat at the Perfume River in Hue, pencil and watercolours on paper, 22,8 x 15 cm, 2017


Pole houses in the Mekong River Delta, pencil and watercolours on paper, 22,8 x 15 cm, 2017
Pole houses in the Mekong River Delta, pencil and watercolours on paper, 22,8 x 15 cm, 2017


Floating barge on the Ha Long islands, pencil and watercolours on paper, 22,8 x 15 cm, 2017
Floating barge on the Ha Long islands, pencil and watercolours on paper, 22,8 x 15 cm, 2017


Monument in Hoa Lu, pencil and watercolours on paper, 22,8 x 15 cm, 2017
Monument in Hoa Lu, pencil and watercolours on paper, 22,8 x 15 cm, 2017


Riverboat captain in the Mekong River Delta, pencil and watercolours on paper, 22,8 x 15 cm, 2017
Riverboat captain in the Mekong River Delta, pencil and watercolours on paper, 22,8 x 15 cm, 2017


Skyscrapers in Saigon, pencil and watercolours on paper, 22,8 x 15 cm, 2017
Skyscrapers in Saigon, pencil and watercolours on paper, 22,8 x 15 cm, 2017


Restaurants kitchen on the street in Hanoi, pencil and watercolours on paper, 22,8 x 15 cm, 2017
Restaurant kitchen on the street in Hanoi, pencil and watercolours on paper, 22,8 x 15 cm, 2017


Honeymoon photo shooting in a public space in Saigon, pencil and watercolours on paper, 22,8 x 15 cm, 2017
 Honeymoon photo shooting in a public space in Saigon, pencil and watercolours on paper, 22,8 x 15 cm, 2017


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