Dimitra Dede

Mayflies
Germany, 2016

Archival pigment print
on Japanese Taizan paper

Size: 56 x 85 cm
Edition of 5

Size: 30 x 45 cm
Edition of 15

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Mayflies
Embrace
Greece, 2018

Archival pigment print
on Japanese Taizan paper

Size: 60 x 85 cm
Edition of 5

Size: 30 x 45 cm
Edition of 15

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Mayflies
London, 2015

Archival pigment print
on Japanese Taizan paper

Size: 60 x 85 cm
Edition of 5

Size: 30 x 45 cm
Edition of 15

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Mayflies
Paris, 2015

Archival pigment print
on Japanese Taizan paper

Size: 40 x 60 cm

Edition of 9 in one format
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Ápeiron
Evia, Greece, 2017

Archival pigment print
on Japanese Taizan paper

Size: 13,33 x 20 cm

Edition of 15 Available in 3 formats
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Mayflies
Evia, Greece, 2016

Archival pigment print
on Japanese Taizan paper

Size: 14 x 20 cm

Edition of 15 Available in 3 formats
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Mayflies
London, 2017

Archival pigment print
on Japanese Taizan paper

Size: 20 x 30 cm

Edition of 15 Available in 3 formats
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Mayflies
Greece, 2018

Archival pigment print
on Japanese Taizan paper

Size: 20 x 30 cm

Edition of 15 Available in 3 formats
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Mayflies
Evia, Greece, 2016

Archival pigment print
on Japanese Taizan paper

Size: 14 x 20 cm

Edition of 15 Available in 3 formats
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Mayflies
London, 2016

Archival pigment print
on Japanese Taizan paper

Size: 30 x 40 cm

Edition of 15 Available in 3 formats
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Mayflies
London, 2016

Archival pigment print
on Japanese Taizan paper

Size: 30 x 42 cm

Edition of 15 Available in 3 formats
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Mayflies
London, 2016

Archival pigment print
on Japanese Taizan paper

Size: 30 x 45 cm

Edition of 15 Available in 3 formats
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Mayflies
Andermatt, Switzerland, 2016

Archival pigment print
on Japanese Taizan paper

Size: 13,33 x 20 cm

Edition of 15 Available in 3 formats
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Mayflies
Athens,1995

Archival pigment print
on Japanese Taizan paper

Size: 30 x 42 cm

Edition of 15 Available in 3 formats
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Mayflies
London, 2017

Archival pigment print
on Japanese Taizan paper

Size: 30 x 45 cm

Edition of 15 Available in 3 formats
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Ápeiron
Greece, 2017

Archival pigment print
on Japanese Taizan paper

Size: 20 x 30 cm

Edition of 15 Available in 3 formats
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Mayflies
Greece, 2016

Archival pigment print
on Japanese Taizan paper

Size: 30 x 45 cm

Edition of 15 Available in 3 formats
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Mayflies
Athens, 1995

Archival pigment print
on Japanese Taizan paper

Size: 14 x 20 cm

Edition of 15 Available in 3 formats
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Mayflies
2016

Archival pigment print
on Japanese Taizan paper

Size: 20 x 30 cm

Edition of 15 Available in 3 formats
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Ápeiron
Greece, 2017

Archival pigment print
on Japanese Kozo paper

Size: 20 x 30 cm

Edition of 15 Available in 3 formats
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Mayflies
Switzerland, 2015

Archival pigment print
on Japanese Kozo paper

Size: 30 x 45 cm

Edition of 15 Available in 3 formats
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Mayflies
Cambridge, UK, 2015

Archival pigment print
on Japanese Taizan paper

Size: 30 x 45 cm

Edition of 15 Available in 3 formats
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Mayflies
Shroud
Rhone Glacier, Switzerland, 2017

Archival pigment print
on Japanese Taizan paper

Size: 30 x 42 cm

Edition of 15 Available in 3 formats
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Mayflies
Greece, 2018

Archival pigment print
on Japanese Taizan paper

Size: 30 x 42 cm

Edition of 15 Available in 3 formats
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Mayflies
London, 2016

Archival pigment print
on Japanese Taizan paper

Size: 30 x 45 cm

Edition of 15 Available in 3 formats
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Mayflies
London, 2014

Archival pigment print
on Japanese Taizan paper

Size: 20 x 30 cm

Edition of 15 Available in 3 formats
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Mayflies
Cyprus, 2017

Archival pigment print
on Japanese Taizan paper

Size: 20 x 30 cm

Edition of 15 Available in 3 formats
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Mayflies
London, 2016

Archival pigment print
on Japanese Taizan paper

Size: 30 x 45 cm

Edition of 15 Available in 3 formats
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Ápeiron
London, 2019

Archival pigment print
on Japanese Taizan paper

Size: 29 x 30 cm

Edition of 15 Available in 3 formats
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Ápeiron
Greece, 2016

Archival pigment print
on Japanese Taizan paper

Size: 30 x 45 cm

Edition of 15 Available in 3 formats
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Mayflies
Cyprus, 2017

Archival pigment print
on Japanese Kozo paper

Size: 30 x 45 cm

Edition of 15 Available in 3 formats
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Mayflies
London, 2018

Archival pigment print
on Japanese Taizan paper

Size: 30 x 45 cm

Edition of 15 Available in 3 formats
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Ápeiron
Greece, 2018

Archival pigment print
on Japanese Taizan paper

Size: 20 x 30 cm

Edition of 15 Available in 3 formats
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Mayflies
London, 2014

Archival pigment print
on Japanese Taizan paper

Size: 30 x 45 cm

Edition of 15 Available in 3 formats
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Mayflies
London, 2018

Archival pigment print
on Japanese Kozo paper

Size: 30 x 45 cm

Edition of 15 Available in 3 formats
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Ápeiron
Evia, Greece, 2015

Archival pigment print
on Japanese Taizan paper

Size: 30 x 45 cm

Edition of 15 Available in 3 formats
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Mayflies
Greece, 2017

Archival pigment print
on Japanese Taizan paper

Size: 30 x 37 cm

Edition of 15 Available in 3 formats
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Mayflies
Dorset, UK, 2017

Archival pigment print
on Japanese Taizan paper

Size: 30 x 45 cm

Edition of 15 Available in 3 formats
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Ápeiron
2017

Archival pigment print
on Japanese Taizan paper

Size: 20 x 30 cm

Edition of 15 Available in 3 formats
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Mayflies
Greece, 2018

Archival pigment print
on Japanese Taizan paper

Size: 40 x 50 cm

Edition of 10 Available in 2 formats
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Mayflies
Rhone Glacier, Switzerland, 2015

Silver gelatin print
on Ilford Art 300

Size: 40 x 40 cm

Edition of 10 Available in 2 formats
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Mayflies
Rhone Glacier, Switzerland, 2015

Silver gelatin print
on Ilford Art 300

Size: 40 x 40 cm

Edition of 10 Available in 2 formats
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Mayflies
Rhone Glacier, Switzerland, 2015

Silver gelatin print
on Ilford Art 300

Size: 40 x 40 cm

Edition of 10 Available in 2 formats
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Mayflies
Rhone Glacier, Switzerland, 2015

Silver gelatin print
on Ilford Art 300

Size: 40 x 40 cm

Edition of 10 Available in 2 formats
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Mayflies
Rhone Glacier, Switzerland, 2015

Silver gelatin print
on Ilford Art 300

Size: 40 x 40 cm

Edition of 10 Available in 2 formats
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Mayflies
Athens, 1994

Archival pigment print
on Japanese Taizan paper

Size: 10 x 15 cm

Edition of 15 Available in 3 formats
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Mayflies
Athens, 1995

Archival pigment print
on Japanese Taizan paper

Size: 10 x 15 cm

Edition of 15 Available in 3 formats
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DRAGON HOUSE
Mount Ochi, Greece, 2019

Silver gelatin print
on Ilford Art 300

Size: 12,5 x 12,5 cm

Edition of 5 One special edition: series of 16 prints
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DRAGON HOUSE
Mount Ochi, Greece, 2019

Silver gelatin print
on Ilford Art 300

Size: 12,5 x 12,5 cm

Edition of 5 One special edition: series of 16 prints
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DRAGON HOUSE
Mount Ochi, Greece, 2019

Silver gelatin print
on Ilford Art 300

Size: 12,5 x 12,5 cm

Edition of 5 One special edition: series of 16 prints
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DRAGON HOUSE
Mount Ochi, Greece, 2019

Silver gelatin print
on Ilford Art 300

Size: 12,5 x 12,5 cm

Edition of 5 One special edition: series of 16 prints
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DRAGON HOUSE
Mount Ochi, Greece, 2019

Silver gelatin print
on Ilford Art 300

Size: 12,5 x 12,5 cm

Edition of 5 One special edition: series of 16 prints
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DRAGON HOUSE
Mount Ochi, Greece, 2019

Silver gelatin print
on Ilford Art 300

Size: 12,5 x 12,5 cm

Edition of 5 One special edition: series of 16 prints
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DRAGON HOUSE
Mount Ochi, Greece, 2019

Silver gelatin print
on Ilford Art 300

Size: 12,5 x 12,5 cm

Edition of 5 One special edition: series of 16 prints
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DRAGON HOUSE
Mount Ochi, Greece, 2019

Silver gelatin print
on Ilford Art 300

Size: 12,5 x 12,5 cm

Edition of 5 One special edition: series of 16 prints
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DRAGON HOUSE
Mount Ochi, Greece, 2019

Silver gelatin print
on Ilford Art 300

Size: 12,5 x 12,5 cm

Edition of 5 One special edition: series of 16 prints
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DRAGON HOUSE
Mount Ochi, Greece, 2019

Silver gelatin print
on Ilford Art 300

Size: 12,5 x 12,5 cm

Edition of 5 One special edition: series of 16 prints
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DRAGON HOUSE
Mount Ochi, Greece, 2019

Silver gelatin print
on Ilford Art 300

Size: 12,5 x 12,5 cm

Edition of 5 One special edition: series of 16 prints
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DRAGON HOUSE
Mount Ochi, Greece, 2019

Silver gelatin print
on Ilford Art 300

Size: 12,5 x 12,5 cm

Edition of 5 One special edition: series of 16 prints
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DRAGON HOUSE
Mount Ochi, Greece, 2019

Silver gelatin print
on Ilford Art 300

Size: 12,5 x 12,5 cm

Edition of 5 One special edition: series of 16 prints
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DRAGON HOUSE
Mount Ochi, Greece, 2019

Silver gelatin print
on Ilford Art 300

Size: 12,5 x 12,5 cm

Edition of 5 One special edition: series of 16 prints
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DRAGON HOUSE
Mount Ochi, Greece, 2019

Silver gelatin print
on Ilford Art 300

Size: 12,5 x 12,5 cm

Edition of 5 One special edition: series of 16 prints
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DRAGON HOUSE
Mount Ochi, Greece, 2019

Silver gelatin print
on Ilford Art 300

Size: 12,5 x 12,5 cm

Edition of 5 One special edition: series of 16 prints
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DRAGON HOUSE
Mount Ochi, Greece, 2019

Silver gelatin print
on Ilford Art 300

Size: 12,5 x 12,5 cm

Edition of 5 One special edition: series of 16 prints
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Ápeiron

Dimitra Dede

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Dimitra Dede is Greek visual artist based in London working mainly with photography. She studied photography and holds a postgraduate diploma in New Media.
Her practice combines painting and the use of chemicals with photography. The making of the imagery is based on an intuitive process. Her subject matter quests the connection between space and time, memory and displacement, loss and human vulnerability, life and the Absurd. Her work has been presented in galleries, museums and festivals in Europe, USA and Asia.
Her book ‘Mayflies’ was nominated for the Author Book Award at The Rencontres d’Arles Book Awards 2020 and for the Unseen Dummy Award 2018 at the Unseen Festival, Amsterdam. Her book ‘Apeiron' was nominated for the Author Book Award at the Rencontres d’Arles Book Awards 2022.

MAYFLIES

After the loss of her mother Dimitra Dede experiences the interruption of her own timeline on one end while having to fulfil her own role as a mother to the other end. In that end, motherhood in Dede’s universe is not connected only to warmth or joy but to cold, ice surfaces that need to stand the pressure of an overheated world. ‘Mayflies’ dramatises the creative process of mourning. Through multiple chirographic mutations of the imagery, the experience of loss in intertwined layers is represented throughout the work.

The scientific name of Mayflies is Ephemeroptera and it is derived from the Greek “ephemera” meaning short-lived, and “ptera” meaning wings. This is a reference to the short lifespan of adult mayflies. Most adults are delicate insects with a very short lifespan. They emerge, reproduce, and die in a single day.

ÁPEIRON

Presentation by the publisher:

” Before realizing Dede’s geographical origin, her images had spoken to us, suggesting the title and conceptual apparatus they needed. We have seen the fulfillment of Anaximander’s Ápeiron, of the indefinite infinity of a pre-mythical time, where everything is primordial matter and fluidity. A true expression of the origins. “