Symbolic elements or words representing the person to whom i t belongs will be engraved on each helmet. In autumn 2023, all the helmets will be displayed in a single exhibition at the Iris Factory. Afterwards, they will be distributed to the workers involved, who will keep them as a reminder of this giant project, and they will become parts of a monument in the community. This huge collective portrait is an ephemeral monument to the people who worked and those who still work in Elefsina.
An army made to represent the people who have forged the current image of the place they inhabit with their work, their physical effort and their lives. In the installation, the helmet functions as a symbolic element, as a protective item that is used by workers in all sectors of industrial activity. This handmade object made of clay cre ates a reference, beyond the industrial design, to the everyday and ritual objects from Antiquity that were excavated in the cemetery of Elefsina. In this way, it links the industrial present and past of the city with its ancient history.