One of the oldest pumping stations in the city of Patras has been transformed! The Demenikon pumping station in Patras was constructed in the framework of the Marshall Project in Greece and has been in operation since 1956. It has enabled the inhabitants of the area, through water extraction, to develop agriculture and cope with the widespread poverty of the time (according to local Residents).
This historic path of the still active pumping station has moved artists KLE and DEMIAN to undertake its transformation. They made an artistic intervention based on street art, inspired by the water element and an Art in Progress initiative.
Water as a source of life and memory is transferred from KLE to modern Greece and the tragic situation of refugees in the Mediterranean.
“My work in the pumping station communicates with the environment and communicates with the locals,” says DEMIAN.
“It’s a Good Morning to the community and a call to our inner depth without forgetting the return.”
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