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Student Showcase Archive

Elissavet Sfyri

MA work

MA work


'Intermedius' is a live sound performance and fillm installation, which could be described as both belonging to theatre and to sculpture. Τhe outcome is a hybrid of both because of the way in which space; time, performance and materiality are all in active play in order that an element of surprise might occur. It is a stoppage in that it has no continuous reality. It derives from  trauma, dream like experience, ancestry and folk tradition. It is a cross over work that comes out of my life journey starting in Greece and then spending seven years in England. It is the meeting point of conflicted psychological economies.  In a way there is a playing out of repressions, desires, moods, images, impulses through which an audience might pass through.  The work is developed with a view to the emotional charge and how a single motif can become a kind of latent narrative through its repetition and multiplication.  Simplicity, interaction with real materials, and sound composed silence. 'Intermedius' is about the confrontation of physical matter and the elevation of our existence. It is an alive work that meditates the audience through simple actions, and encourages a journey of emotions through optical representations and sound illusions.



  • MA Degree


    School of Arts & Humanities


    MA Sculpture, 2019

  • I work across (clashing) genres and although one cannot pinpoint where my practice lies, there are themes that distinguish it. I like to “denude” my audience of their various “human layers”, and push their limits and my own, through vulnerability and games of authority;  I often “ravage” time and space through sound. I consider the human body to be a live sculpture, constantly producing millions of sounds and externalising them, and by extension this makes most of my practice sculpture-related. I utilise spaces and situations in wait of an invisible network of narratives to assemble.  In this regard, the outcome has an element of indeterminacy related to the conjunctions of elements. I focus on the culture and auto-fiction and I re-create cultures or subcultures. I see my sculptures as social experiments with aesthetics and sound. 

  • Degrees

  • MA Sculpture, Royal College of Art; BA Fine Art, Goldsmiths University, London
  • Experience

  • Project Manager, Artistic Director, Curator at Saline Permanent Public Sculture Residency, Ermioni & Porto Cheli
  • Exhibitions

  • TO CAMP (May 2018), Centre d' Art Contmporain, Geneve (MAMCO); Saline Residency(August 2018) Permanent Public Sculpture, Ermioni & Porto Cheli Greece; Sisyphus 20.18 (May-August 2018), Museum of Contemporary Art 台北當代藝術館, MOCA, Taipei; Solo Show (April-May 2018), Hd Kepler Platform, Athens Greece; Digital Body: New Media Art (June 2017), CICA Museum, South Korea