May – September 2014 / Museum of Photography, Thessaloniki Logos I Photos souvenirs – Carolle Benitah(MA), Album – Daniel Blaufuks(PT), Cocoon – Sissi Farassat(IR), 3:2 – Hwanhee Kim(KR), The Guilty – Ji Hyun Kwon(KR),Chan – Aixia Li(CN), White on White – Maleonn(CN), Le Voyage d’ Ulysse – Joachim Mogarra(ES), Eiristho – Konstantinos Ignatiadis(GR), Icon Stand – Andreas Loucaides(CY), Life Narratives – Nikos Markou(GR), Black – Yorgos Prinos(GR) More information at: www.photobiennale.gr In this exhibition image exists playfully opposite logos. It subversively illustrates homeric heroes, highlights the mischievous ways our memory forms (and by extension the subjective narrative form), and stands against the very definition of logos which is interwoven with light. Many works here negotiate the relationship between light and darkness – not only as a self-referential comment on the photographic process itself, but as a comment on the way logos is constructed through the conscious/subconscious or cosmic/divine; moreover, they remind us of the places it hides itself. Indeed, where the image carries logos as burden or guilt, without necessarily revealing it. Thus the individual work functions yet again as a springboard; now, more multi-layered than ever. The game seems to be defined by the rules of viewership itself, but the viewer is invited to dedicate time to each work individually: to see the works in relation to the stories they narrate, whether within their own frames or in combination with accompanying texts, to attempt an understanding of how the various materials comprising them function. In this context works using mixed techniques are presented, extending the thread of thought and emphasizing how the limits of the photographic image are undefined. Photography can become subject or act as canvas. It is not necessarily the result of a process anymore. It can be a part of it – the same point which tethers the work to reality. In this way photography transcends its fated relation with logos: it becomes a mode of viewing. Meaning is found not only in content, but in how it has taught us or how it can teach us to see – with curiosity, with imagination, beyond just one logical course.