richard whitlock

 Photographs and films in orthogonal parallel projection

   moving pictures      installations      Double Cube



Exhibition Title: Heterotopias – Beholders of other spaces, First Biennale of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki

Dates: 26 May – 30 Sept. 2007

Supporting institution: Greek State Museum of Contemporary Art

Curator: Maria Tsantsanoglou

Locations: Greek State Museum of Contemporary Art, Port of Thessaloniki, Archaeological Museum, Bazaar Hammam

Participating artists: TurzunAli, VictorAn, VahramAgasyan, YuriAlbert, NikitaAlexejev, Andreas Angelidakis, FrederickWilliamAyer, BabiBadalov, TeymurDaimi, Alexis Dallas, Lydia Dambassina, Andrei Fillipov, Georgos Golfinos, ElenaKambina, Georgos Katsangelos, ShalvaKakhananashvilli, GeorgiiLitichevskii, IsaacMathes, LuisNobre, Ahmet Ögüt / Sener Özmen, SabineRéthoré, Andrei Roiter, Omid Salehi, Kalin Serapionov, Sholmaz Sahbazi, Ganjina Sharpova, Imogen Stidworthy, Danae Stratou, Arpine Tokmajyan, Guram Tsibakhashvili, Ira Waldron, Richard Whitlock, Vadim Zaharov, Narine Zolyan.

Title of work: Double Cube

Site of work: Bazaar Hammam

Dimensions of work: ca 10m3

Materials: Nikel-plated PVC film on wood and moulded plaster.










“Richard Whitlock’s installation in the antechamber of the Agora Baths (Bazaar Hamam, late 15th century) is about the displacement (heterotopia) of the dome of the chamber by reflection in the liquid floor below, which of course never existed though it could occur under certain conditions. The reflection of the dome is broken into by the silent undulations on this surface made by a falling drop of water, that according to Heraclitus could ripple on and on for ever. Only that here it is arrested by the artist, fixed and imprinted in the surface. Meanwhile the ever over-arching dome continues to move in the steamy vapours and in the fluctuations of the light coming into the space.

The duration of the exhibition, May 21st to September 30th 2007, is sufficient for the illusion of the reflection to become incorporated into the historical building.”

Charalambos Bakirtzis

Centre for Contemporary Archaeology, Thessaloniki.