Negotiating Synthesis

artist residency program Νο.2

Leontios Toumpouris
resident artist

Pascal Caron
Mélissa Garcia Carro
Dimitris Chimonas
invited performers

During his residency, Toumpouris sought to create an open-ended (re)distributing of agency in production. He focused on the fabrication of a tool case to examine the potential generation and animation of its content, with references to painting and alchemy.

As part of his research, performers were invited to take part in a series of impromptu events, where they interacted with the tool case and its contents through an audio guide. The public events took the form of rehearsals, including moments of action, interaction, inactivity and dialogue. The public could visit Phytorio at any time during the events and could have an active role in the composition of the action, the phenomenon.
Leontios Toumpouris lives and works in Glasgow. He is conducting research at the University of Glasgow on the relationship between painting and alchemy in collaboration with The Telfer Gallery. The result of his research will be presented in a solo exhibition in February 2018 at The Telfer Gallery. Within the framework of his research, he co-curates a screening with Maria Anastassiou for the Edinburgh Art Festival and the Supernormal Festival in August 2017.

the tool case

Wednesday 26.07.2017, 6-10pm:
Pascal Caron and Mélissa Garcia Carro

Thursday 27.07.2017, 6-10pm:
Dimitris Chimonas