Hypothetical Death of The Exarchian Alpha
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Hypothetical Death Of Exarchian Alpha proposes to the reader to read the sociological, historical and political changes of a country, Greece, through the epigraphy on the walls of a district which has the particularity of being one of the historical centers of the anarchist movement of Athens. This book is composed of four parts: the diary of the author who immerses himself in the environment of his study, the collection of photographs of Alpha letters found on the walls of the area, the different Alpha isolated from their context to keep only their form and their typographic interest in relation to their hypothetical death (disappearance) and a sequence of mini-scenarios of disappearance (ex: Alpha disappears under a #stayhome poster, Alpha is covered with graffiti, Alpha is covered with a poster offering courses for refugees, Alpha is torn off by a priest, etc).
The study revolves around the idea of the disappearance of the letter Alpha from the Exarchia neighborhood and makes us aware that every observed thing or fact can be transformed by the observer. This investigation, transcended by the multifaceted aspect of daily life and the destinies of the people, is the result of a research project that has been carried out in the area.
which cross each other on the walls of the neighborhood, is embodied in a graphic and anthropological detective novel. The Hypothetical Death Of Exarchian Alpha investigation, while focusing on a neighborhood on a micro scale, reflects broader realities on a macro scale: the turmoil and metamorphosis that crosses a country and which are not without echoing the current situation in Europe.