“Metakínisi 6 – a short move near one's place, for individual physical exercise (excluding collective sporting activities) or for pets' needs.”

During the Covid-19 lockdown in Greece, it was obligatory for all citizens to send a text message to an official number upon leaving the house. The message had to state one’s name and the reason for being outside, corresponding to one of the six allowed types of metakínisi, meaning “movement” or “commute”. Texting my name and the number 6 allowed me to go on daily walks around my neighbourhood in Athens. During these walks, I took photos of things that caught my eye; a napkin on the ground, a beautiful door, graffiti on corrugated sheet metal... which I translated into embroideries when I got back home.

︎ On view at the Culture Channel by Cheapart Athens, December 2020.