A BITTER COFFEE OF CONSOLATION
25, 26 en 27 maart 2022
A bitter coffee of consolation is a three-day-long living installation by Eleni Tsompanidou, occasioned by the launch of her newest work, Dear transient, a miroloi for you; an artist book publication created in collaboration with Pieter Augustijn.
The publication is a continuation of Eleni's recent project, A Miroloi of Life, a participatory mail exchange around the topic of grief that took place during her residency at ARTisBOOK foundation at the end of 2020.
Taking as a starting point the material of the mail exchange, Eleni, alongside Pieter, created a publication consisting of 100 artist books that aim to function as a platform for the collective exploration of the topic of grief. The book pages are screen-printed, making every copy unique, and the book also includes an interview/discussion between the artist and art historian Kyveli Lignou-Tsamantani.
The installation aims to expand the platform for discussing this very topical issue and as a way to introduce the publication.