Text by Christina Petrinou
Edited by Eleni Saroglou
Design by Christos Lialios

170 x 240 mm
colour / 54 pages / soft cover
1000 copies / bilingual edition greek-english
ISBN: 978-960-98318-0-2 (2008)
Price: 8 €

Lizzie Calligas
Sea Pastels


    

Lizzie Calligas transforms the seascape, through an aesthetic process, into a landscape. She uses her video camera to capture swimmers at the beach zooming her lens to its limit. In this way she obtains a fuzzy image transforming something very far into something close, something tangible, that is however lost in resolution. It appears that the artist intentionally selected to not focus on the object that she wants to shoot, losing the necessary clarity. She then imports the video into a computer and views the footage scene- by-scene and stops the video where the image takes on the characteristics of a disintegration of forms, completely non-descriptive and totally abstract. The photographs that result in this way barely resemble the initial medium, the video.

Cube Art Editions have also published Lizzie Calligas’ following books:
Dark Waters, 2013
At the Xenia Hotel in Andros 2001-2012, 2012
Metoikesis, 2010
Sea Pastels, 2008
Swimmers, 2007
23rd Biennale of Alexandria, 2005 (Lizzie Calligas – Nikos Alexiou)
Mosaics, 2002