From 1 to 10
Sound, 00:30 min
From 1 to 10 appropriates the famous phrase “once upon a time” that introduces every fable or bedtime stories to question the way history repeats itself thru time and space.
Part of the body of works "It is always summer somewhere" created during Kosmatopoulos' stay in the refugee camps of the island of Lesbos, the sound piece serves as an prologue to a mythology of exile that brings together in a same narrative stories from refugees that have been coming to Lelbos since 2015 and stories from the Greeks that were forced out from Turkey in 1923 during the massive Asia Minor population exchange and seeked shelter in that exact same island.
Mimicking the way children learn how to count from 1 to 10, the artist starts “counting the times” the stories exile keep repeating themselves.