In Microcosms, Effie Paleologou is mapping the city through the debris of its anonymous inhabitants. Each discarded piece of chewing gum leaves an intimate marker, fossil-like residues clinging to the pavement for posterity, while ever being reshaped and eroded.
We are pleased to invite you to a free event featuring artist Effie Paleologou, in conversation with acclaimed writer and filmmaker, Iain Sinclair. Through discussions and experiments with King’s College London researchers, Paleologou will explore how she has approached each piece of gum evidence as a unique mark of identity.
Part of our #MOUTHY season, large-format photographs from Microcosms are currently displayed in two public spaces: the Colonnade in Guy’s Campus until 25 November and on billboards outside London Bridge station from 24 October until 20 November [map].
Effie Paleologou is a London-based visual artist , whose work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is held in collections such as the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Athens.
Acclaimed writer and filmmaker, Iain Sinclair, published ‘The Cosmological Eye’, an essay about Effie’s original ‘Microcosms’ series, in Photomonitor magazine in September 2015.