Eleni Kamma (GR/BE)


The Head of Megera is an enigmatic medieval sculpture in the M Collection. This giantess was part of the famous medieval processions in Leuven.

For Playground, she is being activated by a museum selfie-junkie during a curated walk, speculating on the perspective of Megera. Both characters will dialogue with the old pieces in the collection and with actual and virtual visitors. With this the show addresses two types of audiences, the virtual and the actual.

Re-M-Ommegang (Re-M-Parade) explores the relationships between the senses, spectatorship and old art today and then and between surface and critique, based on medieval folk heroes, satire, and caricature.

“Through this disruption, museum selfie takers assert their physical bodies and online personae as curated objects equally deserving of a viewer’s interest and focus”. E.B Hunter

Eleni Kamma’s viewpoint continually moves between the positions of artist and researcher. Her projects are characterized by long periods of research (from the specific to the general) and the collection of information material in images and text. Her art practice is determined by the gaps, blind spots and contradictions within existing cultural stories and structures. These gaps, blind spots and contradictions concern issues such as memory, authenticity and identity. They often take shape in tangible objects or in stories that, stripped of their actual history, are made into a stereotype.


research, concept & direction Eleni Kamma | performance and script developed in collaboration with Shila Anaraki | performed by Shila Anaraki | thanks to Jelle Spruyt | produced by Playground (STUK & M, Leuven) | The work of Eleni Kamma’s practice is generously supported by the Mondriaan Fonds
Fri 16 Nov 2018 16:00
Sat 17 Nov 2018 16:00
Sun 18 Nov 2018 16:00


M Leuven