About This Project

Makis Makris

Odysseus’ Clepsydra

The project in question is an assemblage of visual fragments deriving from candid shots and selected scenes through the lengthy process of watching assorted television broadcasts, as well as utilizing archive material, under very special conditions compared to those of my ordinary lifestyle. It is a personal allegorical narrative inspired by one of the most renowned Homeric epics.

The period of confinement possibly becomes the culminating moment of an inner process, a long-lasting unending struggle, in search for restoring balance, reality with the unknown, the familiar with the unfamiliar, and eventually our real place in the world and space-time.     

Odysseus’ Clepsydra seeks to visualize all the emotional transitions that take place during our difficult and laden with dubiousness journey into the world. The eternal inner struggle is unceasing and equivocal. Positive thoughts, dreams, and desires are pitted against fears and unease, not only for bygones but also for what is yet to come.

«All these for me constituted a framework of symbolisms simultaneously being a source of inspiration for the materialization of my project.»


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