in “hotel convention”, 2004, video, 3 min.
work consists of different takes of the corridors of a hotel,
which are presented simultaneously.
The corridors are both intricate and identical thus enhancing
the claustrophobic feeling generated by this particular space.
The work borrows from the aesthetics of surveillance monitors,
divided as they usually are in equal parts, the only difference
being that the views provided by static cameras placed at
various points in the building have been replaced by what
an individual sees when moving within it.
In terms of the work, a hotel’s conventional use is
negated and the hotel itself is turned from a temporary, transitional
space into a labyrinth that affords no escape route and no
Tounta Contemporary Art Centre, Athens.