An Island Shaped by its Myths: ANAMA, Greek by Petros Koublis

A landscape that is a myth of its own.

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永恒流动的形态 | The Eternal Liquidity of Form


1-ANAMA by Petros Koublis

17-ANAMA by Petros Koublis

26-ANAMA by Petros Koublis

The landscape of the greek island Tinos preserves, within the imposing austerity of its form, the memory of its primal, conscious experience. The strong winds whisper long forgotten legends, like this of Calais and Zetes, the winged twin sons of Boreas and Oreithyia, the two brothers who died in Tinos by the hand of Hercules. Their father, Boreas -who was the god of the North Wind- left his palace in Thrace and began searching for his sons, finding the truth only when he arrived in Tinos. He mourned, as he opened his bags and set his winds free. These are the winds that from that time to date strike the mountain and the entire island. The voices of his sons can be still heard, for they were transformed by the gods into winds themselves, and the pillars over their tombs in Tinos were said to wave whenever the wind blew from the north. Ancient personifications of winds, shaping a landscape both liquid and solid, elusive yet eternal.

4-ANAMA by Petros Koublis

5-ANAMA by Petros Koublis


The project was initiated by Athens based Talc Design Studio and it was commissioned by a local group of entrepreneurs. The idea was to project the unseen part of an island more famous as a religion center, with thousands of pilgrims visiting every year the shrine that hosts the miraculous icon of Virgin Mary. From the rough, weather beaten northern part of the island, to the milder south, the landscape opens a door towards an emotional interpretation of its form, in terms of a constant metamorphosis that started with the first awakening of consciousness of the first settlers of the island, thousands of years ago, and it continuous to this day through our very own eyes. The doors that so secretly open to our intuition, they permit an introspection of our relationship with nature, the revelation of consciousness and the liquidity of form. This addresses our own primal experience, not as individuals, but as a continuous presence that witnesses the whole structure of existence, continuous within the ever changing forms of its illimitable manifestations.

▼ Tino岛,Tino Island

8-ANAMA by Petros Koublis

6-ANAMA by Petros Koublis

12-ANAMA by Petros Koublis

▼ 风塑造了变幻多端的岩石形态,Wind shapes a constant metamorphosis mountain

7-ANAMA by Petros Koublis

10-ANAMA by Petros Koublis

25-ANAMA by Petros Koublis

23-ANAMA by Petros Koublis

27-ANAMA by Petros Koublis

风主导了夏季爱琴海中心岛屿的气候。风神埃俄罗斯(Aeolus)的宫殿位于Tino岛的云层之中,环绕着岛屿最高的山峰,距离其陡峭的悬崖半英里远的地方在荷马时代被称作 Gyrai Petrai。神话传说就是在这些岩石下面,波塞冬(Poseidon)为了惩罚年轻的阿贾克斯(Ajax)的英雄行为,在他回特洛伊的路上淹死了他。因为雅典娜恳求宙斯发动一场暴风雨,于是阿贾克斯的舰队在Tino岛遇到风暴,许多船只被困住。一道雷电撕裂了阿贾克斯的船只,他找到了岩石作为庇护,却不料波塞冬用其三叉戟重击岩石使其破裂,导致阿贾克斯最终沉寂于大海,最终创造了人们今天所见的景观。

In the heart of the Aegean sea, winds dominate the archipelagos during the summer months. In the island of Tinos, where Aeolus, the god of winds, was said to have his palace inside the clouds that embrace the summit of its highest mountain, half a mile over the stiff cliffs that were once known as Gyrai Petrai, back in the times of Homer. According to the myth, it was exactly here, under these rocks, that Poseidon drowned young Ajax on his way back from Troy, punishing the hero for his acts. Their fleet encountered a storm at Tinos, for Athena entreated Zeus to send a tempest against them and many ships foundered. She threw a thunderbolt at his ship and when it went to pieces, Ajax made his way safe to a rock of the island, utill Poseidon smote that rock with his trident and split it and Ajax fell into the sea and perished, creating the landscape we see today.

▼ 山景,Mountain View

2-ANAMA by Petros Koublis

3-ANAMA by Petros Koublis

14-ANAMA by Petros Koublis

13-ANAMA by Petros Koublis

▼游走于山巅的羊群,Sheep wander aroung mountain peak

15-ANAMA by Petros Koublis

16-ANAMA by Petros Koublis

20-ANAMA by Petros Koublis

19-ANAMA by Petros Koublis

28-ANAMA by Petros Koublis

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