By Froso Papadimitriou
there is too much lack in the world and it hurts.
Floating and the hundred eyes.
you feel the most alone when every single one of them is looking at you
and you are floating because you are light,
because you shimmer just on the surface,
drifting and following the flow.
Within its vastness you are a faint ripple,
capable though to change the course of others.
Can you control it?
Are you controlled?
You think you flow along with everything you claim belongs to you,
but you stand naked, still and with a stiffen posture.
as if you need to put an effort to float,
and you reward yourself for every pain and every cramp and every twitch you manage to control
you never forget the hundred eyes
they are looking
and counting your time.
What if one day you allowed yourself to sink
and take with you everything you claim belongs to you?
and while you are going deeper
you pull the fabric of your world with you?
what if there was just only you after all;
one of the hundred eyes staring into the void?
Froso Papadimitriou was born and raised in Thessaloniki, Greece, where she studied illustration and multimedia. In 2006, she relocated to London, where she attained a BA in Fine Arts and an MA in Art Policy and Management, curatorial pathway and it is where she resides to this day.
As a visual artist, Froso has collaborated with international galleries and institutions. Moreover, she has contributed written work to publications in Germany, Taiwan, the USA, Greece, France, Argentina, and the UK.
As a curator, she has written several press releases, art catalogue entries and art-related articles. Poetry, however, has been a decidedly personal way of expression and she has published only two poems. She wrote "Idoll" for L’atelier Melusine art space for a written word exhibition and "Mother Tongue" for the hand-printed limited publication “Culeao” by Iván Savorgnan studio in Argentina, on the subject of standardisation of the Spanish language.
Since her teens, Froso found symbolism and abstraction an easier way of expressing thoughts and concerns; one could say that her poetry is an autobiographical viewpoint of the world.
During her student years, she became exposed to surrealists’ poetry, which resonated with her. The French surrealist poet Arthur Rimbaud and Antonin Artaud and the contemporary Greek poet and anarchist, Katerina Gogou, have been the most influential to her poetry.