Edition of 150
150 × 200 mm
Day X is a series of 5 publications, each featuring a one-day collaboration between a writer and a photographer working in Europe.
Book No.2 : Nikolas’ searching photographs and Theodoros’ haunting poetry emerged from a sleepless perambulation for one day and it’s night through Athens, a city redolent of a powerful history and marked by the predicaments of the present. A 24 hour transport ticket for the Athens public transport network provided the frame. Their Day X was 29/30 October 2016.
About The Artists
Nikolas Ventourakis is a visual artist living and working between Athens and London. His photographic practice fuses fine art and documentation, and relies on the manifested misconceptions and assumptions, created by the interaction between the viewer and the work. He completed an MA in Photography with Merit at Central Saint Martins School of Arts (2013) and is the recipient of the Deutsche Bank Award in Photography (2013). He was selected for Future Map (2013), Catlin Guide (2014) and Fresh Faced Wild Eyed (2014) at the Photographers’ Gallery, London. In 2015 he was a visiting artist at CalArts with a FULBRIGHT Artist Fellowship and was shortlisted for the BMW Niйpce Award and the Bar-Tur Award. Recently he has exhibited in Greece, Cyprus, Italy, Portugal, Germany and the UK. He is one of the fellows selected by the New Museum, NY for IDEAS CITY Detroit and Athens and currently is exhibiting in Belfast, UK as part of the MAC International award.
Theodoros Chiotis writes poetry and code poetry in Greek and English. He is the editor and translator of the anthology Futures: Poetry of the Greek Crisis (Penned in the Margins, 2015). His work has appeared in anthologies, and in print and online magazines in Greece, the UK, the US, Australia, New Zealand and elsewhere. He has translated contemporary British and American poets into Greek and classical Greek drama into English. His forthcoming collection Theory of the Machine will be published in 2017. He lives in Athens and is the Project Manager of the Cavafy Archive (Onassis Foundation).
About the Publisher
Paper Tigers Books is an independent publisher of limited edition artists’ books and multiples founded by photographer Laura Braun in London in 2011 in order to publish her own work as well as that of collaborators and friends.