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Makis Makris

Makis Makris is a photographer and visual artist. He was born and has been residing in Kavala, Greece. He studied “Greek Civilization and Culture” alongside Graphic Arts on “Interior Decoration”.

He endeavor to explore new ways of experimentation in photography art, like the use of web based images as well as utilized archive material., by shifting the context around them and reframe their meaning in a process of transforming, thus forming a new visual identity.
Odysseus’ Clepsydra

The project in question is an assemblage of visual fragments deriving from candid shots and selected scenes through the lengthy process of watching assorted television broadcasts, as well as utilized archive material, under very special conditions compared to those of my ordinary lifestyle. It is a personal allegorical narrative inspired by one of the most renowned Homeric epics.
The period of confinement possibly become the culminating moment of an inner process, a long- lotsing unending struggle, in search for restoring balance, reality with the unknown, the familiar with the unfamiliar and eventually our real place in the world and space- time.

Odysseus' Clepsydra seeks to visualize all the emotional transitions that take place during our difficult and laden with dubiousness journey into the world. The eternal inner struggle is unceasing and equivocal. Positive thoughts, dreams and desires pitted against fears and unease, not only for bygones but also for what is yet to come.

All these for me constituted a framework of symbolisms simultaneously being a source of inspiration for the materialization of my project.

However, the Time we are left with is teeming with the hope of restoration of our psychological balance, so that we are ultimately led to redemption.
In the dark and chaos governing our life I believe there is hope, a light, which though not necessarily bright, can however show us the way, should we let it. Be that as it may, were it not for darkness, how could we worship light..?