Hands Act (the lightest of lights and the darkest of darks)', 2014
hand-printed black and white analogue prints on Ilford Multigrade Pearl paper
Smallest one: 23 x 31,5 cm
series of 3 + 2 AP (2/3)
2014, "Onderkoelde spanning rond de Griekse crisis", Parool
In Hands Act Antonis Pittas combines imagery of hands by Bauhaus architect Herbert Bayer with newspaper photographs of tie-wrapped doctors who, in accordance with the oath they took, helped injured protesters in Istanbul. With the photos Pittas creates a work that shows the limitation of freedom and the failure of early modernist ideologies of a better world. Pittas photographed his own fingers tied together showing that also the expression of the artists are also limited.