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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supper effect at outLINE gallery Amsterdam, August 2011

curated by Alice Smits

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, 2017


TIME LAPSE at FLAM 4 Festival at Arti et Amicitiae - Amsterdam

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

[-] at VITRINA PROJECT at OpenShowstudio - Αthens

curated by Sofia Toumboura


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


PUZZLE at FROWN TAILS Athens, 2012

with the supports of Trust Fonds by DasArts

_over , installation at DasArts Lab Amsterdam

mentors Rabih Mroue & Lina Majdalanie


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 at Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam

curated by Michelle Williams Gamaker


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

September 2014

[UN]FINISHED by Maria Lalou & Skafte Aymo-Boot at De Gids

a spect 

at Onomatopee - Eindhoven

opening 30th May - performance 27th June




OPERATED & The Operational Model at MoMart-Amsterdam , October 2015

residency Making Spaces by MoMart

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 IUAV of Venice

[theatro] book launch - exhibition in Motto Berlin, November 2015
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 2015

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 Fondazione Pistoletto, April 2016

curated by Nikos Doulos and Expodium




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, June 2016


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 at Performance Biennale Athens, June 2016

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


ANTIMONUMENTS 1964-2013 at Symptom Project-Amfissa, September 2017

exhibition TOURISMOS curated by Glykeria Stathopoulou and Elpida Karaba


'The Camera' - publication 2018

'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, March 2018

curated by Studio An Fonteyne - ETH - Zurich

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

Artist at Work at ISCP -New York, February 2018

curated by Kari Conte

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, 2018

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

14-15 July 2018

program and details will follow here in short notice

ANTIMONUMENTS 1964-2013 at 'Home Sequence' exhibition Amsterdam

curated by Sascha Pohle and Tao G.Vrhovec Sambolec

Punt WG, November 30-December 2

Opening - Performance 30th November 2018

doors open 19:00 / performance 19.30

with the kind supports of Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst

Camera and The Mirror at Punt-WG Amsterdam, December 2018

The Dialogue, at Greek Film Archives - Athens, December 2019


'the camera' book launched at Greek Film Archives-Athens, 2019

The Dialogue at LIMA-Media Art Platform Amsterdam, March 2020

cross section archive

opening June 2020

'cross section archive' explores the phenomena that occur in the intersection of cultural production & architecture how facts, political movements and circumstances have been interfering, co-producing and directing them

details soon







Maria Lalou with m[i] at DasArts Lab Amsterdam

mentors Rabih Mroue & Lina Majdalanie




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, April 2018

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

Maria Lalou at Leaps and Bounds exhibition

curated by Selby Nimrod and CCS Bard New York

[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 at Printed Matter-New York , February 2018

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, January 2018

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

ISCP - Fall Open Studios, New York 2017

'The Dialogue' at Thessaloniki Film Festival-Agora, November 2019

''Can the camera become a tool of resistance to algorithmic governance?''

  Interview with Despoina Zefkili for athinorama here

   on the occasion of presenting The Dialogue and launching book the camera at Greek Film Archive-Athens

A scored analysis initiated by Lalou looks at our dislocated cinematic reality governed by algorithms in collaboration with; Rachael Rakes : on the relation of between image production and its significance in film/video works in art T.G.V. Sambolec : underlying the idea of presence in the role of the artist and its relation to the art institution T. Zwakhals : on how do institutions archive time based images and negotiating their presence in the network discourse Alena Alexandrova : cognitive theorem of the situation responding to the various formats of discussion


TALK live performance at LIMA-Media Art Platform Amsterdam, March 2020

Maria Lalou along with Alena Alexandrova, Rachael Rakes, Tao G.Vrhovec Sambolec, Theus Zwakhals

the camera , published by DOLCE publications Athens


Camera and The Mirror at Vilem Flusser Archive-Berlin, June 2020

Participation at Conference Vilem Flusser and His Languages,

conference: Virtual Presence-video essay performance& live talk 28-29 June 2020

virtual exhibition:  Camera and The Mirror (screening)

supported by Mondriaan Fonds

details soon...



 I AM A 'Φ' performance based on book [theatro] by Maria Lalou, 2013



 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:


a-symphony by Maria Lalou & Anna Orlikowska, 2013

at de Glazen Huis curated by Alice Smits


_ _ _ _ /_ _ _ _ [UN]FINISHED  part of ReMap 4 Athens

_ _ _ _ / _ _ _ _ [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.

more info here

_ _ _ _ /_ _ _ _ [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 at JUNGE festival in Leicester University

curated by Athina Karatzoyianni, Despoina Panayiotopoulou & Andrew Fremont Smith


Maria Lalou at ISCP-New York

Nov 2017- May 2018