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Water Deposit House

Water Deposit House

Also known as the Real Fake House 2

We usually consider the answer to some search a finding. The finding establishes the identification of some “thing” with something that was already somewhere as “such a thing”. The very concept of searching defines time differently. Even a chance find may suddenly prove to correspond to some old forgotten search. Memory is crystallized at the time of the finding. Provided it operates consciously, “what the eye sees” resembles a chance creation, which does not answer questions, nor does it continue previous forms of memory. Such a find, therefore, represents the gaze investing anew while simultaneously withdrawing trust from the external world and instilling new meaning in an “old” body. Investing new meaning into something seen variably —the very same action that creates this meaning— drains away any “current” meaning the “thing” may already possess.

The condition of living in a ruin of a house or in an unfinished construction is testing the limits of this gaze distortion. The Water Deposit House proposes a test on creation of new realities: existing structures with no external interventions are inhabited in particular ways. The Water Deposit House has been also named Real Fake House 2 and No Language House as a constructed response to a Heidegger’s essay.

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With the collaboration of Nikos Tsimas & Katerina Koutsogianni

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