Demosthenes Agrafiotis

Japanese Variations

caw, caw
early in the morning

is Tokyo waking up?

by the grace of moon

emergency exit.


white bodies
brown nipples

young people lather up

twisting and turning
sweat, sweat

ah! Japanese bath houses!


by the difference

to the difference

white, bleached-white

beyond, difference

beyond beyond, differance



               Translated by Angelos Sakkis

Demosthenes Agrafiotis is active in the fields of poetry/painting/photography/intermedia/ installations and their interactions, with books of poetry and essays, and exhibitions of photography, paintings, drawings and installations, in both Greece and abroad. He has a special interest for the relations between art and new technologies, for multimedia or intermedia projects and also for performances.

His essays are dedicated to analysis of different forms of art as cultural phenomenon. He has participated in different type of artistic activities: publications, small press initiatives and mail - art / alternative - action art projects.

His anthology-formatted magazine ‘Clinamen’ (1980-90), co-published by Erato Publications in Athens (1991-94), has been active for over a decade as an amalgam of Greek poetry and art with work from Europe, Asia and America. 7 artists books were published based on 'Clinamen' (1980-1995). After 1996, ‘Clinamen’ is centered on production of artists books (18). 'Clinamen' on the web (2001-).

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