Moonstruck

by Eriphyli Veneri

October 8-11, 2015

Eriphyli Veneri

Video (color), 3:47 minutes, 2010

US Premiere

Work on Loan for Narcissus Now: The Myth Re-imagined

Described by the artist as “a re-contextualization of the self, the return journey to homeland Greece” the video presents obvious visual cues for Narcissus, perverting the myth with refreshing humor and self-derision. In Moonstruck, the artist throws effervescent paracetamol tablets into the sea, reflecting on the melancholia of returning in a place where the familiar has now turned unfamiliar, and the homesickness at home.

Eriphyli Veneri is an artist based in Athens. She has studied Painting at the Fine Arts School of Athens and she holds a Master’s degree from the Bauhaus University Weimar and a second Master’s from the University of the Arts Berlin. She has been displaying her work in solo and group exhibitions since 2006; in 2012 she was awarded the 2nd Spyropoulos Prize for her artistic practice and in 2013 she represented the Greek Participation at the 16. Biennale of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean in the field of visual arts. Since 2014 she is a doctorate student at the Department of Architecture of the University of Thessaly (UTH) in Greece.

© Photograph by Beowulf Sheehan