March 2014

Definitions (Ορισμοί)

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Dual artists’ book “Definitions: Translations + Performance” by Demosthenes Agrafiotis.

Limited copies: 50
21×29,5 cm 36 pages & 21×29,5 cm 48 pages (two volumes)
: 20 € (plus post expenses: +12 € for ASIA/USA, +10 € for Greece/Europe, +7 € for France)

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As point of departure for his composition Definitions Dimitris Kamarotos has used the poem of Demosthenes Agrafiotis with the same title in its greek, english, french and italian version. The composition was created following a request by the European Association «Science, Technology, Society» on the occasion of its 10th Anniversary. The performance took place at the Academy of Sciences and Arts on May 21, 2001 in Oslo, Norway.


Demosthenes Agrafiotis wrote Definitions in greek and then asked friends to translate the poem. The translations follow the script direction of the language. This book contains 22 translations and 25 different translators. The poem’s translations are presented in ascending order according to the number of speakers of the language. The data comes from the website of the free encyclopedia (data 2013).


Graphic design

Alexine Levain
2014 February
Besançon, France

Website design

Leonidas Ikonomou
2014 March
Athens, Greece


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