Summer Nostos FestivalSummer Nostos Festival

Visual Arts

Brian Eno

June 23-30, 2019, 10.00 - 01.00, Book Castle NLG

Brian Eno

Brian Eno may be better known for his great musical career—he has been at the center of the music scene ever since he co-founded Roxy Music in the 1970s—but the truth is that he is also a genius in the field of the visual arts, with works that are, in a way, an extension of his ambient music. He creates amazing landscapes of sound and light, like 77 Million Paintings, which was first shown in Tokyo in 2006, has traveled all over the world, and is now finally coming to Greece for the Summer Nostos Festival.

The installation will be presented in the Book Castle, situated in the lobby of the National Library of Greece. According to Eno, the project is “visual music.” 77 Million Paintings is a large-scale installation of music and light which is constantly evolving before the viewer’s eyes. The viewer can connect with the work just like a conventional painting, but knows that each combination and sequence of images can never be repeated.