Eleftheria Lialios Studio

"Flag" 1986. 22ft x 9ft. Cibachrome transparencies. Museum of Contemporary Art. Chicago

I have been a practicing artist since 1978. My work evolved from documentary street work in Detroit, to large photographic transparencies of political imagery. It has been exhibited in public places/galleries where an audience can physically participate with a large two-dimensional photograph, entering a new way of looking and engaging with photographs. They are photographs of street workers, pedestrians, massive advertisements, political/religious extremism, flags, the abstractions of fire/clouds that create different individual readings and engagement. My current models for large scale installations are, “Homage to Joan of Arc" and “Passing The Time At Night”, 2012-15. “Homage to Joan of Arc" is a life-size transparent staircase covered with transparent photographs of small fires. The viewer walks up and down fire-imaged stairs that change ito an abstract figurative work, with their own body reflections seen on the opaque glass opposite them, a mirror. “Passing The Time At Night” is a piece about time represented through the Eiffel Tower light moving clock-wise. Sometimes the light is dimmed, sometimes the clock goes backwards, sometimes it is stopped, as it does in the model. The complexity of a simple idea about life, and our push for continued rotation.


Links will take you to my 16mm films, video, and museum exhibitions and collections, grants, and CV. Current publications and reviews are also found there.

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