Lina Theodorou


Lina Theodorou - videos (1999-2005)

  projects - installations
  paintings - prints

Wonderpark, 2002, video, 7 min.

In Wonderpark I wander through the complex and indefinable space of an urban park videotaping strangers: men that mysteriously appear and disappear behind the shrubbery and trees.
In this work, which is the product of a process repeated over a long period of time, I wanted to reverse established roles by turning myself into a voyeur preying on the voyeur. The aim was to assign the notion of threat toward the opposite sex a new quality; to arrive at a kind of personal vindication in the face of a primordial fear that is rooted both in theory and practice.
However, the effort to reveal the face of the “unknown dangerous man” eventually led to my identifying with the object of my observations and to my becoming aware of a profound, inhumane loneliness.

- 2003, "Poetic justice", 8th international Istanbul Biennial, Curator Dan Cameron.

- 2004, Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Centre, Athens.

- 2005, "The Gesture. A visual library in progress", curators Marina Fokidis, Daphne Vitali, Sergio Risaliti, Macedonian Museum Of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki Greece / Quarter, The New Center of Contemporary Art in Florence, Italy.