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Leontios Toumpouris

Palimpsest of voices

Visit the work: palimpsestofvoices.net

Palimpsest of voices is a participatory project developed and led by Leontios Toumpouris for Glasgow International 2021. It explores the fragility and mutability of language by employing making as a collective learning process, beyond words and shared backgrounds.

Through a series of workshops at Glasgow Sculpture Studios, Leontios worked with the extended community of Oakgrove Primary School* including over 130 pupils, families and staff. Together they produced bisque-fired ceramic pieces and invented the characters of a fictional language, following a method that the artist has developed and employed in his practice over the last few years.

Reflecting on limitations as opportunities for further development and examining potentials of experiencing the project, Palimpsest of voices is presented in perpetual reconfiguration to suggest a mutable instance of online entanglement.

 

In partnership with Oakgrove Primary School, Queens Cross Housing Association, Glasgow Sculpture Studios

Supported by Creative Scotland, Cyprus High Commission - Cultural Section, Glasgow Connected Arts Network, Glasgow International, Matrix AI

Produced by Alex Misick, website by Rectangle Studio, 3D visualisations by Mark Boyle, Maria Leonidou

Palimpsest of voices is accompanied by a commissioned text by Kirsty Hendry, a podcast with Leontios Toumpouris, Kirsty Hendry and Alex Misick, two limited edition screen prints and a review by Andrés Valtierra.

Read Leontios Toumpouris' artist bio >

The work will be available at palimpsestofvoices.net until 31 July.

* Aarohi Singh, Abdorahman Elaieb, Abdullah Alghamdi, Abdullah Aljkathri, Abeer Alghamdhi, Adila Imran, Adrika Shrivastava, Aiden McGhee, Ailsa Kelleher, Alan McKendrick, Alexandra Hollywood, Alex Watson, Alisha Khan, Alishba Khan, Aliyah Akhram, Alston Cheang, Ameera Shittu, Amirah Akhram, Amy Xue, Anis Guweidhi, Anthony Chen, Anuradna Agarwal, Arya Fenton, Ashanti Haibe, Aston Craig, Atlas Brightwell-Muir, Avani Singh, Binod Singh, Claire McGhee, Craig Fenton, Daniella Lasisi, Dhrishty Rani, Dhruv Kumar, Drew Keating, Dylan McLean, Elaine Fenton, Elias Guachaichia, Ella Grace McNaughton, Ethan Tunyi, Fadi Alghamdi, Fahad Alkathiri, Falak Bilal, Fiadh Butler, G. Reza Check, Gabriella Abid, Gerry McArthur, Habiba Azadeh Fathali, Habib Dantsoho, Habib Guweidhi, Hammody Alkathiri, Haneen Alshammari, Harley Nixon, Harry Greaves, Hassan Ahmed, Helen McLean, Holly Zhang, Hussnain Imran, Ines Franco, Issa Abdullahi, Ivo Goncalves, Jack Duffy, Jack Smith, Jamie Shearer, Jane Cerexhe, Janice Wilson, Javid Namazov, Jehad BenIdris, Jinan Masoud, Joanne Stoddart, Judy McKendrick, Julieanne Plunkett, Kashish Varsakhiya, Kazim Saif, Kelvin Chen, Kenzie Carstairs, Lara Al Dulemy, Laura Lyon, Lee Muir, Leon Smith, Lydia Kingsbury Mshasha, Macy Guo, Malishka Jena, Marlowe Fowler, Mary Troup, Melyssa Mendes, Misbah Azhar, Mohammad Armandzad, Mohammed Alghamdi, Mohammed Bayati, Moyed Masoud, Muhummad Dantsoho, Munazza Mohammed, Nabu White, Natasha Nixon, Nazaninzahra Check, Nicola Black, Nieema Dantsoho, Olivia Piaskowska, Onyinyechi Iwunze, Parivesh Shrivastava, Preeti Shrivastava, Ryan Handy, Sadhil Shrivastava, Sairan Mohammed, Salma Dantsoho, Sam Yang, Sara Mahmood, Sean John Reid, Seema Rami, Shamnaz Chitroda, Shara Ali, Sihman Alghamdi, Stephanie Fowler, Summer Fowler, Syesha Delfino, Taha Khan, Teo Dushi, Thomas Craig, Tian Xin Xue, Tilly Etta Dempsey, Tvesa Chitroda, Vidhi Agarwal, Vidyut Agarwal, Wajiha Imran, Zahida Khan, Zahra Shittu, Zainab Shittu, Zakariya White, Zayn Akhram, Zina Al Hindi.

Leontios Toumpouris, Palimpsest of voices (2021) Courtesy of the artist