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The Greek House

Author(s): Christopher Brechneff, Tim Lovejoy

Location(s): Sifnos

Genre(s): Travelogue

Era(s): 1970s till present day

It’s 1972 and the twenty-one year old artist author arrives on the island of Sifnos in the Cyclades in search of himself. On this primitive, far-flung island, where not even ferries can dock and roads are little more than goat trails, he sloughs off his previous self, and discovers a rich, new, and rewarding sexual identity. Energized by his impressions of island life, he buys a series of rustic whitewashed buildings and over three decades transforms them into a dream home and studio where his talents bloom. Eventually, he outgrows this soul place, finding it has changed too much with the influx of tourism, while he needs new spaces for inspiration. A fascinating study of how place shapes identity and creativity.

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