"The Lamb of GOD", 2003, single channel video with sound, 8 minutes.

Exhibited at the 1st Athens Biennial "Destroy Athens" in 2007

"The Lamb of GOD" painting, 2004, oil on book cloth, 44"x50". 

Exhibited at Schopf Gallery of Art, Chicago in 2004.

Tramboulis, Theophilos. Catalogue Essay from "DESTROY ATHENS" 1st Athens Biennial, 2007

Placing the tools of figurative art at the service of complex conceptual constructions, Eleni Mylonas explores the mechanics of memory and repression, knowledge and oblivion, perception and its limits in her multifarious work, which uses photography, video, sculpture, painting and installation. Although Mylonas' modernist reflection on the operation and structure of each medium often proposes a formalist and historically oriented reading on a primary level, her work is in fact deeply anthropocentric: the fragmentation of the figure (Fragments, 1996), the return to the modernist legacy and the recontextualisation of its forms and themes (Quasi Periodic Space, 1997-2000), the juxtaposition of natural and sculptural forms (Summit Meeting, 2007), all become supreme tools for capturing the fragmentary experience of the contemporary subject. Similarly, in photographic series, such as Ellis Island (1984), an invocation of the deserted and ruined  buildings of the old immigrant reception center in New York, and the Universal Salvage (1991), photo-essays of abandoned American cars, Mylonas starts from the American photo-documentary tradition of Paul Strand or Edward Weston in order to create succinct images of decay in which the human element is absent. Nevertheless, she captures the traces of human presence, the decay where once there was order, the abandonment where once there was activity. There is a prevalent element of abstraction, the images becoming a comment on the function of memory; whenever detail and a literal quality emerge - broken mirrors, torn seats, fenders falling apart - the work is recharged with a political dimension. 

The Lamp of GOD is somehow an objet trouvé. On the day of the US invasion of Iraq, Mylonas discovered the dead body of a sheep floating on the sea on the shore of the island of Aegina. Mylonas recorder the image on video and went on to create a study in paint, undermining and at the same time underlining the importance of the historical moment. In the rhythmic, peaceful and macabre movement of the body among the seaweed and the pebbles the emotional charge of the day is intensified, and the found object becomes a sound object. 

Theophilos Tramboulis, 2007