PALLIUM

2017
Design

Credit
Photography Alexo Athanasios

Box of 7 single dose syringes of 0.4 ml with relative blisters containing portions of pages of the books that have most influenced the “Western” being. Each syringe contains portions of a different book (Biblia, Πολιτεία, Das Kapital, Die Traumdeutung, The Origin of Species, Also sprach Zarathustra, De Principatibus). The work is thought of as a weekly medicinal treatment in cases of “Dis-westernization”. Pathology read in an ethical key, what we believe to be our roots are really so important or any other possible choice, another book would have been just as fundamental and correct?
In a reality where the value of choice has lost its value, here it is not possible to provide a treatment capable of eradicating the real disease: the fiction of life. One can only try to alleviate the pains that the awareness of this condition entails. Continue to pretend that those choices were designed, made and recognized becomes the only way to experience this great performance.

The monodose version it’s an 0.4 ml single dose syringe containing portions of the following books: Biblia, Πολιτεία, Das Kapital, Die Traumdeutung, The Origin of Species, Also sprach Zarathustra, De Principatibus. The work is thought of as an emergency medical treatment in cases of “Dis-westernization”.