ParaSol has been created and presented in the context of Afresh: a New Generation of Greek Artists
an exhibition of the National Museum of Contemporary Art . Parasol is a playful structure,
reminiscent of a giant linear hat, while a datascape that provides information on the annual electricity production of the stand-alone power station AKTINA*
Across its length the diagram-like artwork reflects energy production by year, while its width shows energy generated in the daytime. ParaSol combines digital
(design + construction) with manual techniques (assembling) and moves towards the notion of digital craftsmanship. Having approximate dimensions of 50X450 cm.,
it consists of 84 pieces. Its first parts have been produced at Creativity International Conference, which took place in Athens, Greece (2013).
During the two-day event, AKTINA*, has been transformed into an open air/ access 3d printing lab, to produce the first ParaSol pieces, using the power autonomously and sustainably
produced by solar energy. For the printing process, open hardware three-dimensional printers have been used in Athens and Rotterdam, where CITY INDEX LAB collaborated with Fab Lab Athens and EEL/LAK
(Greek Free/ Open Source Software Society).
Location Athens, GR
Team Elena Antonopoulou, Foteini Setaki, Tina Tzoka, Eftychia Papathanasiou