PREPARING FOR THE BEACH
2015 – 2020
Preparing for the Beach reflects on time, age and vanity; intertwining fading memories of family and youth with accounts from their everyday life in Athens, Greece.
Preparing for the Beach is a photographic peek into a world inhabited by female pensioners who each attend Day Care Centres for Senior Citizens (ΚΑΠΗ) or Friendship Clubs. These clubs are scattered across the city and offer senior citizen gymnastics and self-defence classes taught by retired male top athletes.
Preparing for the Beach merges memories, fiction and documentary into a Memento Mori about life’s volatility; about time going by, while physical actions repeat themselves along with memories in order to keep on going.