Alexandra Anagnostopoulou
visual artist


On archive_2015
about moralization_2013
Stymphalia presents Στυμφαλία_2012
Prenez soin de vous_my interpretation_2012
The shrew-man _2012
Note of Hand no12_2011



The device presented was found in 2193 by the archaeologists of the Foundation of Research on Past Civilizations on Earth (FRPCE) during an excavation at the area known as Gottlieb of Ancient Germany.

Its construction is dated around the beginnings of the 20th century and was probably based on a series of consecutive scientific discoveries. According to texts of that time, some of the scientists involved were Paul Nipkow, Boris Rosing, Kalman Tihanyi and Philo Farnsworth. It is assumed that after some armed conflicts around 1940 the development of this new medium was accelerated by the great progress on the technology of radars.

Through the archaeologists’ thorough research it is inferred that the device was used for the transmission and reception of moving images and sound from a distance. It has certainly been the premier and most popular means of information of the inhabitants of the planet  from the time of its first appearance until the vanishing of the civilization under consideration and widespread to all the -at that time known- world.

“Tele-vision” or “tele-sight” are the most probable names ascribed to the device as the references in written texts that have survived imply. It consists of several internal electronic circuits which collected and decoded the signal broadcasts and of a component for watching the image.

The device initially aimed to inform by relaying knowledge from all over the world, to entertain and to make the social environment better understood.