unlike the grass

2019

LED

9 x 80 x 4 in  (30 x 200 x 15 cm)

About

unlike the grass appropriates and subverts the famous phrase “the grass is always greener on the other side”  to look at  the relationship between the sea and the Other in the context of exile.

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 text piece serves as an epilogue 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.