Friday, June 11, 2021
Saturday, July 31, 2021

Palimpsest of voices is a participatory project developed and led by Leontios Toumpouris for Glasgow International 2021. It explores the fragility and mutability of language by employing making as a collective learning process, beyond words and shared backgrounds.

Through a series of workshops at Glasgow Sculpture Studios, Leontios worked with the extended community of Oakgrove Primary School including over 130 pupils, families and staff. Together they produced bisque-fired ceramic pieces and invented the characters of a fictional language, following a method that the artist has developed and employed in his practice over the last few years.

Reflecting on limitations as opportunities for further development and examining potentials of experiencing the project, Palimpsest of voices is presented  in perpetual reconfiguration to suggest a mutable instance of online entanglement.

Launching on 11 June 2021 at

In partnership with:
Oakgrove Primary School
Queens Cross Housing Association
Glasgow Sculpture Studios

Funded by:
Glasgow International
Creative Scotland
Cyprus High Commision – Cultural Section
Glasgow Connected Arts Network

Supported by:
Matrix AI

Produced by: Alex Misick
Website design by: Rectangle Studio
3D visualisations by: Mark Boyle, Maria Leonidou

Palimpsest of voices will be accompanied by a commissioned text by Kirsty Hendry, a podcast with Leontios Toumpouris, Kirsty Hendry and Alex Misick, two limited edition screen prints and a review by Andrés Valtierra.