A publication on the occasion of Maria Theodoraki's exhibition 3 at PALAGKAS Temporary: 199 Richmond Road, Hackney 1 - 22 July 2012, including texts by Matt Packer, Gemma Sharpe and Venia Vergou. Typography and layout: Boo Wallin. Three works by Maria Theodoraki - each exploring the act of their own making, activating the territory between the visible and the hidden away, the communicated an the unspoken. Can a line have a shape? A drawing of the line is growing longer avery day until it reaches the length of 2.600 metres, representing the distance between the artist's home and an exhibition space. Carefully measured, all its corners and angles preserved, the line is then lifted off the pages and re-drawn. But not all can be replicated and preserved. Can endurance and effort be measured? Another artist, film-maker John Smith, is captured repeating a series of words in Greek. He persists for as long as the tape runs. Attempting to voice the foreign sounds as close to the native's pronunciation as possible, in a slow, repetitive, tiresome process. The footage seems untouched, yet an absence is felt. The presence of an absence. A corner filled with volume. A blue pyramid stands free in the middle of the space.