EAMES DEMETRIOS AT MELTDOWN: DISCOVER KYMAERICA
What is Kymaerica, you may wonder?
Through maps, photos, slideshows and more, artist and filmmaker Eames Demetrios shares with us the history of a land and universe that co-exist alongside our own: that of a world called Kymaerica.
In addition to the gallery show (opening Sunday, April 30) Demetrios will lead a plaque dedication ceremony inducting Meltdown into Kymaerican history (Friday, May 19).
Eames Demetrios presents DISCOVER KYMAERICA
April 26 – May 26 2006
Opening Reception: Sunday, April 30, 2006, 6-8pm
Kymaerica Induction Ceremony/Plaque Dedication
Friday, May 19, 6-8:30pm (plaque dedication at 7pm)
7522 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90046
“Kymaerica is a land (and some waters) somewhat co-existent with our linear world and a general landscape quite similar to large parts of what we would call North America. There are about 80-90 districts, containing over 4000 gwomes. A gwome is cognate word meaning ‘footprint of (the) nation.’ Usually it refers to a nation (so the terms are often used interchangeably), but it is actually a term for a physical area within a district which has a unified political structure. Kymaerican influences and stories are everywhere in our linear world and likely vice versa. But there also many wonders in Kymaerica not easily found here.”
Demetrios has spent the last several years documenting Kymaerica’s parallel geography and history and will be sharing his wonderfully strange findings on Sunday, April 30 at Meltdown Comics in Hollywood. The exhibition will include a detailed report of recent Kymaerica installations in Paris and Joshua Tree, as well as historical anecdotes and discussion of various other gwomes throughout Kymaerica. Expect photos, maps, and offbeat revisionist geography galore.