Every Wall is a Garden
Site Specific, Exhibition in the frame of Imagine the City, Kozani
Installed at the Kozani abandoned railway station
30 pots, three tables, earth, glass and flowers
Curated by Marina Makris
[…] The installation with the title Every wall is a garden represents every beings’ innate will to survive. The rough metal pot contrasts the softness of the grass and the composition as a whole creates an interesting contradiction: instead of acting as barricades towards growth, the walls formed between the pots serve as the space for life to flourish, evolve and expand. The viewer is intrigued to take a different perspective on personal or sociopolitical issues that currently cause stagnation, fear, and intimidation in the attempt to stress the instinct of survival. Every Wall is a Garden challenges the viewer to re-think optimism not as a personal view point or a personal choice, but as an organic process that takes place even during the worst of times.
Since 2011 Kozani station [this is where the installation is exhibited] is no longer operating and the space that was once filled with life is currently an abandoned and forgotten architectural construction. Its remains represented nothing but images of what the future holds.
How can this space revive? In what shape or form?
Klitsa Antonious’ artistic intervention serves as a temporary answer to the question. By refilling the space, [her] act reinforces the idea of creativity as the means to recover the cityscape serving as a platform initiating awareness about the city’s identity, and the city’s urban culture allowing reflections on improvement and development. (Marina Makris, An Urban Ghost, Site Specific Exhibition Catalogue)