An excellent opportunity for me to continue my research while further exploring the themes of my art developed through a collaboration between the department of the School of Visual and Applied Arts, and the industrial union of Greece to make artwork inspired from the ABEZ industry. Among other things, my research covers the value that industrial materials hold when included in art, such as the correlation between the engineer and the artist, mechanical and electrical energy. My research also involves the influence of capitalism to the status of societies, politics in common people’s lives, consumerism and overindulgence. For four months I used storage space as a studio at the factory. I wanted to fit in with the factory’s employees; to be one of them, and to gain an insider’s perspective on the industry. *The greek word “fabrica” translates and carries the same meaning as the english word “fabricate”: 1. invent or concoct (something), typically with deceitful intent. 2. construct or manufacture (something, esp. an industrial product).– Oxford American Dictionary
Title: ABEZ, (2006)
Dimensions: 2,8m x 1m x 2m
Materials:Video projection in a screen, useless motors, wood-pallet, carton- boxes, tissue paper of spagetti packages, steel- construction, bulb- light, acrylic- glass
The video of the sculpture Fabrica (ABEZ) -Detail from Dimitris Michalaros on Vimeo.
View of different sides of the artwork and details.
Title: Untitled, (2006)
Materials: wood-pallet, wood, plastic tubes, window screen, aluminum foil, print on paper , steel
Title: Attack, (2006)
Dimensions: 29.7cm x 21 cm
Materials: wood, plastic fan, bearing, motor rotor, saw wheel, print on paper , steel