Gimmie Gimmie Gimmie
Installation (pencil drawing on a wall, amplifiers, loudspeakers, wire, iron),dimensions variable, 2007.


The Deste Prize 2007 for contemporary Greek artists, Deste Foundation,Athens, Greece, 25 May - 3 November 2007.

Theinstallation consists of a "natural radio" receiver system (self-made antenna, pre amp, laptop pc), a 12 loudspeakers PA system and a walldrawing. Through the antenna we receive the changes of the electro magnetic field of the building (including the buildings central wiringinstallation and any possible electric devices in use). The received signal is played back through the loudspeakers. The wall drawing states"Gimmie Gimmie Gimmie, I Need Some More, Gimmie Gimmie Gimmie, Don´t Ask What For" the main chore of the song "Gimmie Gimmie Gimmie" by punkband "Black Flag".
Nikos Arvanitis' installation "Gimmie GimmieGimmie" probes the extent of our dependence upon the power of authority and control, focusing on electrical power both as a necessary conditionfor the advancement of technology and as a formative factor for the individual's mental and psychological being.


Photo: © Spyros Staveris

Photo: © Spyros Staveris

Photo: © Spyros Staveris

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