Πέμπτη, 24 Ιουνίου 2010

BLIND ADAM AT HYDRA SCHOOL PROJECTS

BLIND ADAM is an art project, debuted in 2007, by Athens based Thanos Kyriakides. Having collaborated, as fashion editor, with numerous Greek editions of international magazine titles (Vogue, L'Officiel, etc.) since 1989, he decides to combine his studies on History of Art, his experience in fashion as well as his visual impairment (retinitis pigmentosa, a degenerating disease of the retina), to come up with BLIND ADAM.
This project is mostly inspired by Jean Cocteau's and Giacometti's artwork and by the allegoric tale "The Emperor's new clothes". The basic idea is the creation of pieces, made from assembled hand-knotted yarn, that resemble clothes' skeletons or different forms, depending on the concept each time. These pieces can have various interpretations. Their other characteristic is that they could also be worn. These continuous project, presented in acts, has references, expresses antitheses and sets questions on the ideas of reality, hallucination, blindness, vision, religion, spirituality as well as other fundamental issues that have been always puzzling humanity. It is also a comment on the essence of fashion.
The BLIND ADAM project also includes canvas series, sculpture installations and films.