Category Archives: Abstract

Negative 

September 2016 – Houston, Texas 

Photo by Vasiliki Papacharalampous 

‘The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn’. DR

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Theatron

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March 2016 – Athens, Greece

Photo by Vasiliki Papacharalambous

Theatre is a collaborative form of fine art that uses live performers to present the experience of a real or imagined event before a live audience. The specific place of the performance is also named by the word “theatre” as derived from the Ancient Greek θέατρον (théatron, “a place for viewing”).

Δεν κάνουμε θέατρο για το θέατρο. Δεν κάνουμε θέατρο για να ζήσουμε. Κάνουμε θέατρο για να πλουτίσουμε τους εαυτούς μας, το κοινό που μας παρακολουθεί κι όλοι μαζί να βοηθήσουμε να δημιουργηθεί ένας πλατύς, ψυχικά πλούσιος και ακέραιος πολιτισμός στον τόπο μας’.

Κάρολος Κουν, 1908-1987, Ο Ιδρυτής του Θεάτρου Τέχνης

Translation: ‘We do not do theater for theater. We do not do theater to live. We make theater to enrich ourselves, the audience watching us and we can all help to create a wide, mentally rich and integral culture in our country! ‘

Karolos Koun, 1908-1987, Founder of Art Theatre
 

Fotia

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Christmas 2015 – Nicosia, Cyprus

Photo taken by Vasiliki Papacharalambous

«Το βράδυ ανάψαμε φωτιά και τραγουδούσαμε γύρω τριγύρω:
Φωτιά ωραία φωτιά μη λυπηθείς τα κούτσουρα

Φωτιά ωραία φωτιά μη φτάσεις ως τη στάχτη
Φωτιά ωραία φωτιά καίγε μας λέγε μας τη ζωή.

Εμείς τη λέμε τη ζωή την πιάνουμε απ’ τα χέρια
Κοιτάζουμε τα μάτια της που μας ξανακοιτάζουν

Κι αν είναι αυτό που μας μεθάει μαγνήτης, το γνωρίζουμε
Κι αν είναι αυτό που μας πονάει, κακό, τόχουμε νιώσει

Εμείς τη λέμε τη ζωή, πηγαίνουμε μπροστά
Και χαιρετούμε τα πουλιά της που μισεύουνε

Είμαστε από καλή γενιά.»

(Ο. Ελύτης, Ήλιος ο πρώτος)

Perception

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Good Friday 2015, Cyprus 

Photo taken by Vasiliki Papacharalambous 

 Albert Einstein said that “Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.” Everything you see, hear, feel, taste and smell is an interpretation of what’s outside, and created entirely inside your head. We tend to believe that this interpretation matches very closely to the external world but nothing could be further from the truth. 

It is the brain that “sees”, and in some important ways what it sees does not reflect the actual truth. We are all living in our own reality simulations – abstractions – that we construct as a result of both what we perceive with our senses and how our brains modify this perception.  

 Such things as color, smell and taste are not properties of the outside world itself, but rather a category created by the process of perception. Two people may look at the picture taken above for example and see completely different things. A friend of mine thought that the picture was taken underwater while someone else was not pretty sure if this was a purely computer-generated product.   

 What is the truth? For me to know, for you to find out…