MIT Press-Leonardo Journal of the Art, Sciences and technology, Volume 43/Number 5/2010
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MIT Press-Leonardo Journal of the Art, Sciences and technology, Volume 43/Number 5/2010

MIT Press-Leonardo Journal of the Art, Sciences and technology, Volume 43/Number 5/2010

MIT Press-Leonardo Journal of the Art, Sciences and technology, Volume 43/Number 5/2010

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program  here
outLINE presents:
In the context of Infinity Palace a large installation work of Mischa Rakier

Supper Effect: live-lab for mirror neurons by reaction-lalou 
Thursday August 18 till Wednesday August 24
An interdisciplinary project of Maria Lalou in which interactive installation, video and applied science come together. 
During seven days the project functions as an interactive live lab, an installation in which the live lab processes can be followed via video registration, and a platform for research and discussion.

Supper Effect Lab 
Thursday August 18 till Sunday August 21, 5 – 9 PM
Supper Effect investigates in a live lab situation, in which the audience is invited to take place at a mirroring table with 13 mirrored objects and 13 dishes displayed into the mirror space, how changes in perception in an endless mirroring space influences sensory experiences of taste, tactility and smell. 

Supper Effect Presentation & Discussion
Monday August 22, 7 PM
Presentation of Raymond Ee, professor in experimental psychology at the University of Leuven. He will enter into discussion with the artist Maria Lalou about the hypotheses which Supper Effectis based on: how does the body adjust itself to an endless objectified space and time, what is its effect on our perception and senses and which role do the mirror neurons in our brain play in this process? 

Tuesday August 23 - Wednesday August 24, 5 to 9 PM
Viewing of the Supper Effect installation with video images of the Live Lab process.








Residency in Athens Nov 2016-Apr 2017

supported by Danish Art Foundation


[UN]FINISHED Temporary Office in Athens



A time lapse always occurs between the event and our thinking about it. Nothing happens in the present; everything is “always already” behind us, from the standpoint of time. There is no present tense, and therefore there approaching the influence of an intermediary space and the way we perceive. Time Lapse traces meaning between spaces considered irrelevant being aware of the two points connected, as one can trace memory as living in between times.

FLAM festival - Arti et Amicitae - Amsterdam -April 2012

program here

project link:




invitation image to the audience/performers of the work

OPERATED PERFORMANCE INSTALLATION TEST 2 is a work that took place in the building of DasArts in Amsterdam. DasArts is located in a historic school building - the former ‘Open Air School.

The event starts by the call to a specified audience. How does the intervention of a social event relate to the structure of a performance set up in a Master of Theater, while the participants are the ones studying and the surrounding pupil? OPERATED attempts to subtract the event from the event while developing it at the same time of staging it, directing it and interacting within its own logic. Where is the tension of the event once the audience can shift their position under a certain system of instructions within the accumulation of viewing?

The Open Air School was first publicly opened on the 31st of March 1931. Architects of the ‘Dienst Publieke Werken Amsterdam’ designed the building. The pupils of the school consisted of children with respiratory problems and the frail in need of rest and recuperation.

30th June 2013


Inside the empty political context and conditions remodelling the sense of reality, a continuous temporal sequence of 'ν' hours, addresses the conciliation and parallel relationship of viewer and empty viewer reception as an apparatus space, as a space through indirect view and direct 'reality'.

at VITRINA PROJECT at OpenShowstudio - Αthens

14th December 2012 until 31 January 2013



14/15/16 Δεκεμβρίου


On 3-12 December and within 24 active hours the puzzle  group studies how the interaction with space can develop temporal sequence, focusing on the communication and miscommunication path.

The true power of theater is inseparable from the representation of the power of theater, even if that is a critical representation. [one less manifesto-Deleuze]

In reference that one perceive things that are not immediately evident... the viewer will experience an architectural representation of the brain scan, via the constant reconstruction of image and speech

14/15/16 Δεκεμβρίου


Στις 3-12 δεκεμβρίου και μέσα σε 24 ενεργές ώρες η ομάδα puzzle εξετάζει το πώς η αλληλεπίδραση με το χώρο μπορεί να αναπτύξει χρονική ακολουθία, επικεντρώνοντας το ενδιαφέρον στη οδό επικοινωνίας και δυσεπικοινωνίας.

H πραγματική δύναμη του θεάτρου είναι αδιαχώριστη από την αναπαράσταση της εξουσίας του θεάτρου, ακόμη και αν αυτή είναι μία κριτική αναπαρασταση.     [ on less manifesto-Deleuze ]

Δεδομένου ότι καθευαυτός αντιλαμβάνεται πράγματα που δεν είναι άμεσα εμφανή... ο θεατής θα βιώνει μια αρχιτεκτονίκη αναπαρασταση της σάρωσης του εγκεφάλου, μέσω της αναδιάρθρωσης της εικόνας όσο και του λόγου

puzzle seminar/performance  on 14/15/16 - 12 - 2012

at FROWN TAILS - Athens


installation 'over_ 'at Open Lab - DasArts 2012


PUZZLE-Theatre of Consciousness

critical work published by the peered reviewed journal 'activate' by the Roehampton University in London

direct link here

Q: Mr Aymo-Boot, your designs are often commenting on the ideal of development through architecture. How does the use of projective space give existance to a physical space? 

Q: Ms. Lalou, in your work the spectator is invited to enter into an experiment with his or hers mind as the main stage of action. How does the presence of the spectator introduce a mental space to the physical space?

lecture performance

curated by Michelle Williams Gamaker at Gerrit Rietveld Academie

the act of projective architecture

essay by Edzard Mik based on the project [UN]FINISHED

September 2014

de gids

a spect 

at Onomatopee - Eindhoven

opening 30th May - performance 27th June




the Operational Model

at MoMart Amsterdam

residency : 21 September -18th October

exhibition: 15-18th October

lecture performance : 18th October at 16:00

more info here

Maria Lalou & Skafte Aymo-Boot

lecture performance 'the act of projective architecture' part of  on going project[UN]FINISHED

location: IUAV in Venice

date: 2 November 2015  

invited by Laboratorio di Arte I, Professor Enrico De Napoli, Assistant Professor Beatrice Forchini, Faculty of  Multimedia Arts, University IUAV of Venice

'the act of projective architecture' in Venice

[theatro] book launch - exhibition in Motto Berlin
lecture performance ' theatre of consciousness'

19th November 2015 / 19:00-22:00


more info here


¨ΑΓΡΙΑ ΕΝΔΙΑΙΤΗΜΑΤΑ¨ is the latest book poetry by Manolis Tsipos in collaboration with Ilias Kafouros, Dora Economou, Maria Lalou, Vassilis Noulas, Sofia Simaki, Petros Morris, Kostas Tzimoulis, Myrto Xanthopoulou, Anastasia Douka, Antonis Vathis, published by Gavrilidis Publication House

Book launch and group exhibition opening at 18:00 on 15th January 2016 at Green Park (event page)

¨ΑΓΡΙΑ ΕΝΔΙΑΙΤΗΜΑΤΑ¨ at Green Park - Athens

January-February 2016

Research residency in Athens with Skafte Aymo-Boot, looking into the 2nd phase of the project [UN]FINISHED, collecting data from numerous un-finished concrete structures in the city of Athens

Project [UN]FINISHED is supported by J.F.Costopoulos Foundation

[UN]FINISHED ...archiving

'the act of projective architecture' in Cittadellarte



April 2016

the act of projective architecturelecture-performance in Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto in Biella Italy

Invited by Nikos Doulos (Expodium) in the context of UNIDEE-university of ideas during a week of exploration on rather ‘dimmed’ processes of acting on ‘unmaking’; processes deployed in the basis of our every day encounters.

image credits: N.Doulos 

The exhibition ‘ARTEFACT’  unfold part of the history of selected  buildings from the archive in development of the work [UN]FINISHED, creating links between the exhibition space and the concrete cityscape outside it.

Green Park Athens 15th-20th June 2016

ARTEFACT exhibition at Green Park Athens

The Operational Model lecture is an opening to the logic of a system of operations where a viewer becomes an observer, an observation point and again a director of the gaze with a fade out back to the system through direct feedback. The topic at stake is the performance act of ‘the looking’.


28th June 2016 20:00

The Operational Model

installation work by [UN]FINISHED (image credits : Nikos Alexopoulos)

7 -22 October 2017

exhibiton 'ΤΟΥΡΙΣΜΟΣ' curated by Elpida Karaba and Glykeria Stahopoulou 'The Symptom Project' Amfissa-Greece




'The Camera' - publication 2018

Premiere screening of work 'The Dialogue' by Maria Lalou with Knut Asdam, Andrew Fremont-Smith, Jennifer Uleman, Andreas Wimmer
27 + 28 April 2018, ISCP International Studio and Curatorial Program, 1040 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211

ISCP - Spring Open Studios 2018

23 March 2018, Area Metaxourgeio, meeting point Zero : Roof Terrace Stanley Hotel

[UN]FINISHED walk part of Athens (New) beginnings

27th February 2018, 6:30-8pm, ISCP International Studio and Curatorial Program, 1040 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Artist at Work at ISCP

23rd June 2018 12-9

Inches, Feet, Verse, Metre by Ludovica Carbotta & Sara Enrico

Films, audios and texts by Andrea Alis Respino, Belle Bassin, Ludovica Carbotta and Francesca Colussi, Danilo Correale, Teresa Cos, Sara Enrico, Carolina Fusilier, Adelita Husni Bey, Vytautas Jurevicius, Luisa Kasalicky and Siegfried Zaworka, Olli Keränen, Maria Lalou, Jason Loebs, Falk Messerschmidt, Joseph Montgomery, Bridget Moser, Rasmus Nilausen, Luigi Presicce, Leonor Serrano Rivas, Francesco Simeti, Iiu Susiraja, Byron Westbrook

525 West 23rd Street Chelsea NY 10011


Artificial Intelligence (2008) at Marselleria - New York

14-15 July 2018

program and details will follow here in short notice

ANTIMONUMENTS 1964-2013 in Amsterdam





20-21 November 2012

Open Lab at DasArts - Amsterdam


The Case of Concrete (Allyson Vieira, Martha Friedman, Maria Lalou, Skafte Aymo-Boot, Forest Meggers, Lucia Alais, moderated by Brooke Holmes)

Panel discussion

Wednesday, 4rth April 2018

Princeton University School of Architecture


more info here

[UN]FINISHED by Maria Lalou & Skafte Aymo-Boot at Princeton University

6 March - 28 April 2018

Catalina Bauer, Elaine Byrne, Sonia Louise Davis, Anne de Vries, Maria Lalou, Antonia Low, Elisabeth Molin, Luisa Kasalicky

Project Space of ISCP-International Studio and Curatorial Program

1040 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY11211

Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm

more info here



WHITE COAT 2006-2018
Black Box - 2008/2018

Leaps and Bounds

[UN]FINISHED at Athens Review of Books issue January 2018

22nd February 2018, 6-8 pm, Printed Matter, 231 11th Avenue, New York, NY10001

[theatro] book launch / lecture performance 'theatre of consciousness / followed by a talk with Andrea Liu

18th January, 7-9pm, 548 West 22nd Street, New York, NY10011

Maria Lalou reading on Stephen Willats at Hauser & Wirth Publishers

image credits: Tess Mayer
10 + 11 November, ISCP International Studio and Curatorial Program, 1040 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211

ISCP - Fall Open Studios 2017



 I AM A 'Φ'


By multiple times removing the experience of a rather significant original experience I AM A 'Φ' is a performance attempting to produce imagination of an existential state via its constant tension and repentance.  Intention becomes tension and again intention. How does the platonic ideal, enhance the forth side of imagination? A piece that comes as the 5th circle of research based on the initial work of Maria Lalou - PUZZLE produced and performed at FROWN Athens on December 2012.




installation is a collection 'objects'  signifying the erasure the information in the performance I AM A 'Φ'. 'read' is an independent work that functions as a memory re-occurance for the performance work I AM A 'Φ'.


Open Lab June 2013 - DasArts Amstedam

performance by Maria Lalou with Tania Theodorou

at 10.00 in Toubab space ground floor (circa 40 min)

An interdependent relation between antisymmetry and symphony. 
How does 'a space' relates to 'the event' ? What does rapture create 
between the parallel and the simultaneous. If gesture takes the space 
of sound composition then the body reacts to the function of 'a distance'. 
more info here
Saturday 22 June 2013
Location Amstelpark - de Glazen Huis
by Zone2Source curated by Alice Smits

short clip:



_ _ _ _ /_ _ _ _ [UN]FINISHED

part of ReMap 4 Athens

more info here

_ _ _ _ / _ _ _ _ [UN]FINISHED has as protagonist the architectural archetype of the unfinished concrete building found everywhere in the Athens cityscape. These structures are exposing the concrete skeleton hidden under the facade finishes of the buildings composing the cityscape. They are signs of invisible financial and political structures defining the physical appearance of the city. With its character of a ruin of a forgotten purpose the unfinished building is at the same time pointing to the past and to the future. A frozen moment of time decaying ever since volume reached that concrete state. Within the context of ReMap4 _ _ _ _ / _ _ _ _ [UN]FINISHED addresses the inaccessibility, the potential of the unused space, and the relation of private and public.

_ _ _ _ /_ _ _ _ [UN]FINISHED
book launch of book [theatro] at San Serriffe Amsterdam

lecture performance 'theatre of consciousness'

9 July 2015

info here

book [theatro]

500 copies

published by Onomatopee

available at

Onomatopee >

San Serriffee >

Anagram Books >

and here!


lecture performance at 'Jungle' Symposium in University of Leicester

3-4 March 2017

curated by A. Karatzogianni, D. Panagiotopoulou, A. Fermont

The Operational Model


Residency at ISCP-New York

Nov 2017- May 2018