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Nick Geankoplis — Recent Works

Posted on March 17, 2014

Nick Geankoplis creates analogue and binary installations.


Already we are the oblivion we shall be—
the elemental dust that does not know us,
the dust that once was red Adam and now is
all men, the dust we shall not see.
Already we are the two dates on the headstone,
the beginning and the end.

My work leverages the geological, technological and sociological materiality of clay to examine legacy, codification and decay through the plight of the individual and ubiquity of a society. Utilizing an analogue and binary mash-up, I create installations with ceramic sculpture, video media and a conceptualized version of the print process. These installations are steeped in a geological practice while simultaneously possessing newness. This paradoxical dichotomy disrupts our relationship with the scope of time distorting/bending acuity within a space or experience.

We are the Time. We are the famous
metaphor from Heraclitus the Obscure.

We are the water, not the hard diamond,
the one that is lost, not the one that stands still.

We are the river and we are the Greek
that looks himself into the river. His reflection
changes into the waters of the changing mirror,
into the crystal that changes like fire.

We are the vain predetermined river,
In his travel to his sea.

The shadows have surrounded him.
Everything said goodbye to us, everything goes away.

Memory does not stamp his own coin.

However, there is something that stays
however, there is something that bemoans.

Excerpts from Jorges Luis Borges’ writings and poems.

Nick Geankoplis is a Professor of Ceramic Art and Design at CAFA, China Central Academy of Fine Art.


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