In 1990 the waters of the Lake of Mornos in Greece, not far from Delphi, receded for a very short period of time, because of the draught, revealing a sunken hellenistic city and a village with a fantasmic stone church all covered with oysters. Photo documentation by Stefanos Samios.
It was a perfect metaphor for our shifting perception in the other side of the mirror at that time, formulating theories on chaos, dispersive structures, fractals in the catoptric room of the world, immersed in another time duration.This was the scenery for my threshold performance Persephone on the rising foundation-stone altar, leaving behind my first earth installation Chrysalis1.
Digging out of the mud of the altar Something Essential Missing
Chrysalis installation of mud biodegradable sphinxes setting once more the Enigma of the Sphinx redefining human beingness.
A chrysalis on the hellenistic mosaics in the bottom of the Lake of Mornos 1990
its powerful momentum crashed in another installation in the precipice Chaos Aghias Triados on the way to Lavrion, Greece 1990.
Down in the waters of the Styx, Peloponnese, Kalavrita
and was extended in a polycentric documented risky installation in 13 special sites all over Greece by interactor Alex Tsantoulas.
Deep inside the 1,200 m2 cave of Hermes, at an altitude of 1.750 m on the slope of mountain Zeria Ano Korithia Peloponese
In the Museum of Modern Art of Joensu Finland in the PAND conference Meeting of the Worlds 1990, the project was launched as a persona-effacing / co-creative geocaching installation, which was realized in 300 sites in 27 countries all over the globe through the creative participation of hundreds of interactors.
The colossal earth installation soon melted in the rain releasing the dynamic relational web diagram of its interactοrs' timelapse arrows, as early as 1990 forecasting the advent of the webs.
Its repercussions lasted for the next 25years, under the heading Project Myth/Network 1990-2015 a stretched- now experiment on our spatiotemporal shift in the deep interface of liturgical timelessness and empirical time.
The polycentric global interactors' simultaneous documentation in the State University of Cleveland Ohio, the Municipal Center of Athens.... was augmented by a UCT world -on- the- make libation happening 15-2-1991 in the 27 countries, simultaneously.
"Myth/Network is a state which is configured as much by the artist as by the participants in her growing interactive web. It is an open system that evolves on many ontological levels.. the old system of art centered on the artist-emitter and the passive audience is transformed into a living system-network of the international creative society”.
Elzbieta Koscielak, ΑICA art critic, “Myth/Network: The vision of an open system in Art”, The Network, Govostis, Athens 3/2/1991.
The village and the hellenistic city Kalion were reimmersed in 1990 under the waters of the Lake of Mornos, where they still are.