Bath I, Limestone, plastic sheet, pool liner, acrylic-based spray paint and water, 220 x 220 x 45 cm, 2018.



A makeshift pool adorned with a poem found at Adonis’ Baths, a manmade spring in the Paphos countryside, where the deity was worshipped in ancient times. The poem acts as a spell, invigorating the waters, and making false promises of everlasting youth and virility to anyone who bathes in them. Adonis is often interpreted as a god of youth and beauty, when in fact he was worshipped as a vegetation deity, eternally locked in a sterile state between life and death.

"Τζαι των ανδρών που εστέρεψεν
όπως λαλούν ο σπόρος
του Άδωνη θα μιάσουση
γιατ'έσιει το ο τόπος.

Νέοι ξανά τζαι δυνατοί
έτσι θα ξαναγίνουν
τζαι νέοι πάντα στη ζωήν
έτσι θα παραμείνουν."