A site-specific installation by Danae Stratou. Curator: Alexandra Koroxenidi. Eleusis, Greece, (2017)
Marking the opening of the Aisxylia Festival 2017, the installation is presented at the Old Oil Mill of Eleusis from June 9 to July 30 and August 19 to October 15, 2017.
Upon the Earth Under the Clouds is a large-scale site-specific installation conceived for the Old Mill and the city of Eleusis. Using water and soil as its core materials and ceramic pots as its dominant morphological feature, the work enters into a dialogue with the rich history of Eleusis, from antiquity to the long industrial history of the city and its present-day structure. Woven into its narrative are the myth of Demeter and Persephone, mortality, the notion of voyaging, the existential quest for a destination, and migration, not only as a defining feature of the city’s history, but also as a repeated historical occurrence.