Dimitra Skandali

I grew up on Paros, a Cycladic island in the Aegean Sea. My journey to build a community across the oceans, is central to my work. I carry my island with me wherever I go and it shapes the way I see the world.

My works are driven by my passion with materials. They are often natural, referencing the way I understand our relationship with nature, with each other, and in the social environments we live, an eternal and indestructible interconnectivity. My structures resemble a concealed network of neurons communicating with each other via synapses, in a much similar way as in a human body. They reverberate an everlasting life-cycle that turn everyone and everything into matter, which then lead them towards the regeneration and rebirth of new life forms, vocalising the momentary fragility and perishability of our presence.

“Walking, I am listening to a deeper way. Suddenly all my ancestors are behind me. Be still, they say. Watch and listen. You are the results of the love of thousands” Linda Hogan (Chickasaw)

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Photo: still from a video taken by Yuki Aoki, June 2021