All this is Mine
Print on mirror, glass, rotating mechanical devices
90 x 120 cm each
The ensemble All this is mine consists of four mural compositions referring to her previous work. They are collages born of an improbable combination of materials, techniques and themes. Clippings from the artist’s personal photo albums, sketches, paintings, mirrors and motor-driven mechanical parts compose small ecosystems in complete disorder, where a familiar motif occasionally reappears (a bird, a man in uniform, a child).
Influenced by the crystal-image of the French postwar philosopher Gilles Deleuze, Klitsa Antoniou attempts to capture the moment during which man reevaluates the past – or rather the recollection of past – through the mirror of present, with all resulting alterations. The spectator, faced with the reflecting surface of the works, simultaneously witnesses images from before, but also his own image in the present; the moving parts of the compositions symbolize the endless process of reevaluating certain intimate as much as transient memories. At the same time, the ambiguity of the word mine is used to commentate on the vain human need for appropriation of material and immaterial things, as well as on the uncertainty of our daily, but ever so fragile, balance. (Andrea Costantinou, Klitsa Antoniou: rendezvous with History…, Recent Acquisitions Catalogue, Pierides Foundation, Cyprus)Watch the Video