Stefanos Mandrake

Dear Stefanos,

I write to you from the depths of incarceration, Emoticonia South. This might not all make sense and I must hurry before it happens again.
I don’t know what is real anymore, what’s inside my body and what’s out there. It is happening so fast, transformation massif!
Confusion is obligatory and opening my mouth has become painful .. minimal retreat. Oh, it is helping me so, just to say these words to you, I am feeling a warmth return, despite the harsh cold of South.
The truth is that we are all equally lost in black stuff. I still can’t believe nature is mean. I think we all need to try harder. I have so much more I want to say but im slowl y l o os ing my ab il ity t t to sp sp sp pea k, St e fan ..

help
Boris

Stefanos Mandrake is a bar, a root, a collective, a portrait, a thief and a reminder that we are joined in the perpetual transformation of
everything. Shapeshifting notions of crisis, alcoholism and antagonism into therapeutic collaboration, Stefanos Mandrake’s first solo exhibition is based on a preceding cartoon series published on facebook and results in the production of image, sculpture, sound and a wearable presented by LIFE SPORT. Based on the precarious dynamic of friends, rooted in pressure and e-motion, Stefanos Mandrake is not real but for real.

 

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Installation view, © LIFE SPORT

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Unexpected lump of matter / some abstract form of currency, unknown material, 2015, © LIFE SPORT

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Black on black Joggers (Stefanos Mandrake edition), sweatpants made of 70% cotton and 30% polyester, 2015, © LIFE SPORT

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Installation view, © LIFE SPORT

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AAARRGH.. Black, sticky and warm, inkjet print mounted on foam board, 2015, © LIFE SPORT

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Installation view, © LIFE SPORT

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This place is ruined, Boris, inkjet print mounted on foam board, 2015© LIFE SPORT

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Installation view, © LIFE SPORT

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Plastic chair, plastic chair, 2015, © LIFE SPORT

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Bill Lee, performer; Emoticon suspicious, spraypaint, 2015, © LIFE SPORT

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Stefanos Mandrake bar, mixed media, 2014 – present, © LIFE SPORT

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