5 - 12 September 2019 / Workshop for participants.
13 - 15 September 2019 / Walks open to public. 


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Time Takes Time is a momentum around paper & words with a focus on the processes, materiality, touch and smell of prints, letters, inks and stained fingers.

Time Takes Time connected Greek and international artists and designers for a moment of co-creation within various workshops and print studios around the city of Athens. It takes place within strong local-global interconnections and seeks to weave between them a relationship and a possibility for tuning-in. Time Takes Time operates as a creolization of points of view, techniques, skills, and imaginaries, not to be seen as distinct entities. It merges layers of technologies from print ambrotypes, fax machine thermal ribbon, up to 3d printing and algorithm data poetry. Time Takes Time aims to combine diverse intimate feelings and subjective relations to the city of Athens through the lens of printed matter as to let waves of resonance emerge between alternative but complementary processes of work.

Time Takes Time organised city walks through its interconnected workshops and spaces as to allow the various processes to be experienced by the public. Each walk was max 4 hours.

Created by
Eva Isleifs, Noemi Niederhauser, Andreas Brunner


Friday 13th September: walk 1 (duration: around 4h)
5pm: starting at
Kleisthenous 3, Athina 105 52
3 Kleisthenous str.
105 52 | Athens

aprox. 6pm
Kimolou 17, Athina 113 62
Yannis Stournas, „Matter of Time. An aquatic cartography“

aprox. 6.45pm
Sporadon 10, Athina 113 61
Eleanor Lines, „The Doors“

Print & Friends, „COURAGE.
A duet for a person and a piece of paper“

Walk ends.


Saturday 14th September: walk 2 (duration: around 4h)
5pm: starting at
Korinthias 19, Ampelokipi, Athina 115 26
The Athens Zine Bibliotheque, „Meta Flaunt Zine“

Natassa Pappa, „Desired Landscapes“

aprox. 6.20pm
Asklipiou 74, Athina 114 71
Chloë van Diepen, „Room around a page“

Myrto Katsimicha & Tamara Ibarra,
„¿Cómo estás? / Τι κάνεις; |
Open Letters to/by Women in the Arts“

Dennis Muñoz Espadiña, „Cheesyphus“

Spazio Lampo (Alfio Mazzei, Esther Kempf,
Laurent Kropf, Valentina Pini)

AS38F, poetry machine by George Ramantanis

Rahel Oberhummer, Claudia Ndebele
and Jennifer Niederhauser, „Spatial frequency“

aprox. 7.15pm
Isavron 27, Athina 1114 72
Spazio Lampo (Alfio Mazzei, Esther Kempf,
Laurent Kropf, Valentina Pini), „ΣΟΥΠΙΑ“

Walk ends


Sunday 15th September: walk 3 (duration: around 4h)
5pm: starting at
Aminta 13, Athina 116 35
Viki Topalidou, „Finding the rhythm“

aprox. 6.45
Alkinois 6, Athina 118 52
Eloise Fornieles, Madeleine Botet de Lacaze
and Alix Janta-Polczynski,
„The Journey of the Zodiac“

Charlotte Nieuwenhuys & Odysseas Simos,

Walk ends.


A printed publication: Time Takes Time, Volume 1 will be edited subsequently. Infused by reflections and experiments collected from the artists; it will grasp the floating mood and atmosphere of this momentum.

Created by:
Eva Isleifs, Noemi Niederhauser, Andreas Brunner


Το εγχείρημα Time Takes Time προσκαλεί Έλληνες και διεθνείς καλλιτέχνες και designers, να διασυνδεθούν και να συνδημιουργήσουν σε διάφορα καλλιτεχνικά και τυπογραφικά εργαστήρια, στην πόλη της Αθήνας.

Το Time Takes Time λειτουργεί σαν μια ‘μυγαδοποίηση΄οπτικών, τεχνικών, ικανοτήτων και φαντασιακών, που δεν μπορούν να ειδωθούν ως διακριτές οντότητες. Φέρνει μαζί και αναμιγνύει διάφορετικά επίπεδα και τεχνολογίες όπως αμβροτυπίες, μηχανές φαξ, 3d printers και αλγοριθμική ποίηση δεδομένων. Το Time Takes Time επιθυμεί να συνδυάσει ποικιλόμορφα οικεία συναισθήματα και υποκειμενικές σχέσεις με την πόλη της Αθήνας υπό το πρίσμα της τυπωμένης ύλης.

Από την Παρασκευή 13 Σεπτεμβρίου έως την Κυριακή 15 Σεπτεμβρίου και ώρες 17:00 με 21:00, η ομάδα του Time Takes Time οργανώνει περιπάτους πόλης μέσα στο δίκτυο των διασυνδεόμενων εργαστηρίων και χώρων του, προσκαλώντας το κοινό να βιώσει τις εν εξελίξει καλλιτεχνικές διεργασίες.

Το Τime Takes Time είναι μια πρωτοβουλία του A-Dash και έχει επιμεληθεί από τους καλλιτέχνες Andreas Brunner, Eva Isleifs & Noemi Niederhauser.


Experimental dyes, Cuttlefishes and bones capillarity. Writing new titles for an unfinished novel. Exploring water pipes - invisible connection between the people of a city. Coral’s images, fax machine, thermal ribbon.

Spazio Lampo
Valentina Pini
Laurent Kropf
Esther Kempf
Alfio Mazzei

Risograph printing and publication house.

DOLCE Publication

Visibility to female art workers through the art of letter writing.

Myrto Katsimicha & Tamara Ibarra

Bending time and bringing new life through spatial printing.

Talc Design Studio 

-Έπαιξα κάποτε
στο δαυτικό σκαλουμπισμό χέρι της γυναίκας

Poetry machine made by George Ramantanis

Self-published art zines, maintenance and extension of The Athens Zine Bibliotheque.

Athens Zine Bibliotheque
Panayiota Theofilatou & Tassos Papaioannou

Translating sounds as a code onto printed matter.

Adventice Editions
Jennifer Niederhauser
Claudia Ndebele
Rahel Oberhummer

Finding another way to decipher our human experiences using the elements of western astrology.

Alix Janta-Polczynski
Madeleine Botet De Lacaze
Eloise Fornieles

Transcription from printed matter into performative scores, body memory, imprint.

HD Kepler

Poetry describing visual matter, visual matter describing poetry.

Charlotte Nieuwenhuys & Odysseas Simos  

Self-publishing books, founder of Volumes Art Book Fair, Zurich.

Volumes Zurich
Anne-Laure Franchette

Overviewing and editing of the publication of Time Takes Time.

Typical Organization

Creating choreographic work about the process of printing.

Print & Friends
Sigurður Atli Sigurðsson & Leifur Ýmir Eyjólfsson

Silkscreen printing, research into ornamental patterns and crossing lines.

Kypseli Print Studio
Eleanor Lines

Performing empiric experiments of Camus allegorical metaphysics.

Hocus Bogus Publishing
Dennis Muñoz Espadiña

Using the city as a source or as a medium, in order to create narratives and experiences through graphic design.

Desired Landscapes
Natassa Pappa

Creating a reciprocal space that is intersubjective and built from our senses.

Chloë van Diepen

Canvas of clay, print of bodies.

Threesome Ceramics
Viki Topalidou

Designer, bookbinder, paper and book conservator.

Biza Book Binding
Evangelia Biza 

Zoetrope focuses on photography, film and artist books.

Alexandra Saliba & Yorgos Yatromanolakis

Wet plate collodion, large format camera, prints ambrotypes.

Yannis Stournas