[ THE DYING OF THE LIGHT ]

 

2009 installations/contructions/photos.

Horos Technis 24

 

The dying of the light” is an installation composed of structures, automations, 
video, photographs   and sound. A network of air-shafts expands and claims the space 
of the gallery floor. At the same   time, through simple mechanisms, it communicates 
with an environment that is symbolically depicted in the video and the other constructions 
on the ground. The installation “The dying of the light” by Makis Faros is a “dark” 
space fighting the light. It is not afraid of the light – it knows that is gaining ground. 
At the same time this space is a network of air-shafts organized as a center of strategic 
decisions and communication, through sounds and movements, with inputs and outputs, 
going through walls and floors. (The network expands gaining more ground and isolating 
any illuminated space in the gallery.)
  




Through the air-shafts, that act as common spaces in apartment buildings, the smells 
and sound   reach us, thus revealing the permeability of personal space. The network 
of pipelines is selfsufficient   and “alive”, sending messages/signs and arousing our 
attention and consciousness. This   way it gains more and more power (and space).   
This piece of work deals with our relationship with time and death and at the same time 
with the   end of spirituality - also leaving political hints. (This air-channel apart 
from its bulk also transports
pictures of urban reality, sounds of homes and personal moments.)


Makis Faros is concerned with matters focused on contemporary theories that have emerged since the late 90ies until now. He is interested in the way in which urban space becomes personal and visa-versa, creating an impression of alienation through a process of permeability. The title of the artwork derives from a well- known poem by Dylan Thomas: “Do not go gently into that good night”, written in 1951, and in which he talks about the battle between life and death. The poem is heard during the exhibition. (sound – music by Spiros Faros/Makis Faros)