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DOCUMENTS OF BREATHING

NEON Grants | Pavlos Fysakis + Pasqua Vorgia

19/03/2022 - 07/05/2022

Untitled | Pavlos Fysakis + Pasqua Vorgia
23 June 2018, Evoia | Pavlos Fysakis + Pasqua Vorgia
Astronaut | Pavlos Fysakis + Pasqua Vorgia

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DOCUMENTS OF BREATHING

19/03/2022 - 07/05/2022

Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete

Organized by Kolektiv8 + Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete

Artistic Direction | Maria Maragkou

Production Coordination | Elena Ntosa

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Saturday – Sunday | 10am-3pm
Monday | Closed

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“No one should brave the underworld alone.”

The Documents of Breathing are a collection of mnemosyne fragments – archival traces, family relics, historical documents – which are found and structured in an almost associative way, while expressing a “nostalgia for returning to the most archaic place of absolute commencement”.

One of the references for the work is the Egyptian Bible of the Dead: a manual with instructions for the passage of the dead into the Underworld. The funerary texts are a collection of smaller texts, found in burial chambers: spells and magical invocations to the gods for the journey to the Egyptian Duat (Kingdom of the Dead). They are sometimes called “Breathing Permits”, where the breath symbolizes what the deceased desires or needs to have in the afterlife.

Thus, the Documents of Breathing began from the idea of a book, and are classified into ten incomplete chapters: The Last Version, Chronos, Dream City, Denkraum, Logos, Pathos, Sacred & Profane, Pothos, Θάνατος, The Afterlife.

Documents of Breathing is supported by NEON.

Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete

32 Mesologgiou St.

741 00, Rethymno


Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete

Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete, Μεσολογγίου, Rethimno, Greece

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