ghost tree

ceramic tiles mosaic weaving motif

“Intimacy: A modern tyranny” the exhibition of the Thessaloniki Film Festival that brings cinema and the visual arts to a direct dialogue. The Festival commissioned 12 Greek visual artists to watch and comment in any way they wanted, on a film from the film festival.

Ghost Tree is inspired from Azra Deniz Okyay’s film Ghosts

The work Ghost Tree is a mosaic of ceramic bathroom tiles forming a tree of life motif: a primordial symbol found in all cultures, but particularly identified with the East, where it is thought to originate. Ceramic tiles are a Turkish tradition. However in contrast to the multitude of motifs and colors they customarily display, only black and white tiles are used here, reminiscent of the western industrial aesthetic. The way in which the motif is formed, borrows the semantics of the drawing grid used for traditional embroidery and weaving motifs. Thus the process of designing a new identity emerges, an identity that leaves the colourful past behind, giving way to a new, dark regime.

📷 Aris Rammos
  • dimensions

    2,00 m x 2,00 m

  • exhibition

    Intimacy: A Modern Tyranny

  • curator

    Orestis Andreadakis

  • production

    Thessaloniki International Film Festival

  • organisers

    61st Thessaloniki International Film Festival

  • venue

    The Project Gallery,

  • year


  • acknowledgements

    Menelaos Goufas