Photography, 29/04/2004 – 29/05/2004

On Thursday 29 April at 8.00 p.m. Maria Dimitriadi shall open the fifth solo exhibition of Lina Bebi, with works made between 2000 and 2004.
This is a series of works on the theme of loss, physical or emotional. The title, “defragmentation”, borrowed from computer terminology, suggests a ‘re-formatting’ of the memory, attempted with nostalgia but also with a touch of self-sarcasm.
The works, mostly digitally processed photographs from the artist’s private life, create oneiric inner landscapes dominated by reflections and an illusion of three-dimensional space.
The fragmentary forms are set in an indeterminate environment of multiple levels, where the realism of the original image is undermined by the inclusion of elements and decorative motifs such as embroidery, illustrations, toys and other objects with references to childhood.
The tension of the colours and the deliberately decorative mood contribute to the emergence of a new attractive image aimed at liberating from the burden of introspection and restoring communication.

Duration of the exhibition: 29 April – 29 May 2004