Martha's practice revolves around the possibilities of the psyche during the contemporary era when both human and other-than-human entities are found in a fragile and precarious situation.
Her basic interest is found in the in-between space where duality (between the physical and the emotional, the self and the Other, the self and the environment) is transcended and barriers are eradicated to create a space of wholeness and connection. Her explorations derive through the investigation of myths, rituals, customs and scientific facts aiming to blur the boundaries between human and other-than-human worlds. She believes in everything that acts like a mediator and leads us in the in-between space, outside of the shell of the 'self'.
Archetypes, symbols and even sometimes rituals are redefined in an attempt to create multi-sensory universes, usually in the form of sculptural installations.
Martha Panagiotopoulou is a Greek architect and multi-media artist currently based between Athens, the Hague and Glasgow. She has lived and studied in Athens, Brussels and Paris. Her academic background is in architecture (BA at the National Technical University of Athens) and her practice spans across the fields of architecture and visual arts. She is currently completing an MFA in Fine Arts at the Glasgow school of Art .
Photo by Panos Astor Koffas