GREECE | London Design Biennale 2016

Utopian Landscape, a digital recreation of a marble quarry at Dionysus, was potent ground for an investigation into heritage, trade and population movement. For on·entropy, marble and light served as useful metaphors for the shifting social and cultural patterns caused by migration, and for the paradoxes, continuities and disruptions of utopia. Marble idols, made in the Cyclades islands 5,000 years ago, were widely distributed across the Aegean Sea, providing evidence of early trade and travels. The Greek team referenced the current flows and transitions of people, contextualised against a long history of population movement through Greece - a geographic bridge between east and west.

  • Administering Body: Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports
  • Design Team: Niki and Zoe Moskofoglou of on • entropy; Eleftheria Deko, Domnika Gregoriades (design); Daphne Stylianou, Zoe Moskofoglou (research); Production: Giorgos Malekakis (photography); Vassilis Sfakianopoulos (mapping director); dtmh (video); Nikos Eleftheras (music)
  • Curators: on • entropy
  • Supporting Bodies: NEON; Upstream; Nopera; Dionysos Marble; Foundation of the Hellenic World; Martinos Art and Antiques

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