Eleni Zachariou

Work (Art)
  1. Contact Points
  2. A love letter of uncertainty
  3. The World Can Always Disappear
  4. I dream of waking up with a xenomorph tail
  5. Italo Calvino
  6. Giordano Bruno
  7. John Ashbery
  8. Philip Ball
  9. Trumbull Stickney
  10. G.W.F. Hegel

Writing (Work)
  1. Douglas Adams
  2. Terence McKenna
  3. P.B. Shelley
  4. Bruno Schulz
  5. Nicola Tesla
  6. Olaf Stapledon
  7. G.M. Hopkins
  8. Buckminster Fuller
  9. James Joyce
  10. Richard Feynman

Object Int’l —
  1. A rock is a perfect metaphor, an allegory in volume. When placed its sculptural limits beget a kind of artistic proposition — and when considered with reduced anthropomorphism and ungeologically — produce a ready-made analog to the causation and bounds of our attempts at the understanding of all things.


I’ve been circling the same drain for years

    Eleni Zachariou (b. 1996, currently living in London) works across film, animation, sculpture, performance, writing and textiles, having received a BFA from Central Saint Martins. Recent projects include Contact Points Collective Workshops at Tate Modern and Chisenhale Dance Studios, Built at Safehouse 2, and Juniper at Peak.

    Their work explores liminal states of transition and being in between - often playing into the tensions implicit in their irresolvable nature. A dance between the desire to be seen and the will to obliteration which, absent of the temptation to resolve anything, is navigated via an active refusal they term a methodology of failure (not knowing, forgetting, ignorance, stupidity). In considering more slippery methods for measuring and approximating being, anathema to the trappings of hegemony, of dominant culture, this methodology is rooted elsewhere, in the body - and so the cultural objects and practises that take focus shift frequently. They reject all notion of objective utopia, the idea that anyone might enact the perfect world. Yet, combined with reparative concepts of nostalgia, the suspended state of liminality is used to make space for the proliferation of multiple possibilities absent of social homogeniety, the desire to subsume difference. Centring the body as modus operandi, they are engaged with generating such alternatives and sustaining them. Through forgetting and imagining. Unbuilding and Unlearning. Through imperfection and chaos.