Water Chanel

Site Specific Installation

Organized by: Unesco

Thessaloniki Cultural Capital of Europe

Warehouse D

Thessaloniki, Greece, 1997

A site-specific installation, as part of the exhibition Women Creators of the Two Seas, organized by Unesco in the context of the Thessaloniki Cultural Capital of Europe 1997.  Entering the vast derelict warehouse adjacent to the sea on the port of Thessaloniki there were two dominant elements in my mind’s eye. One was the water so close you felt you could almost touch it and the other was the repetitive tall columns supporting the structure of the building from floor to ceiling. In an effort to create a work which would reflect the qualities of the space, I came up with creating a horizontal beam connecting the perpendicular columns, filled with water to its rim, thus “connecting” the two elements and exposing the essence of the space itself.

Danae Stratou

Sheet steel, broken glass, water.

Dimensions: 20 m X 25 cm X 25 cm.

Exhibitions:
Women Creators of the Two Seas.

Organized by: Unesco in the context of the Thessaloniki Cultural Capital of Europe 1997. Thessaloniki, Greece.

Photo Credits: Lia Nalmbantidou, Danae Stratou