An intimate closing on Antigones: Workshop of Performative Poetics

With an intimate reunion at the multicultural library We need books, we closed the process of work made through spring and the last couple of months around Antigone, experimental writing and migration stories in Athens. The workshop was guided by Marios Chatziprokopiou and is part of the project ANTIGONES: BODIES OF RESISTANCE IN THE CONTEMPORARY WORLD [ANTISOMATA]

Pictures by the wonderful Eva Giannakopulou.

Colaboración para Caravana de Hablarenarte

Mi colaboración para Caravana nro 2!!

Con mucha alegría respondí a la invitación de Hablarenarte para colaborar en su periódico Caravana. En este caso, compartí algunas reflexiones en torno a mi experiencia como residente de su proyecto Planta Alta, a donde fui invitada por la curadora Violeta Janeiro. Las ideas que entonces surgieron quedaron truncadas por la pandemia y entonces… puedes leer el texto completo aquí.

Unearthing memories at Pact 21

In the context of IMPACT 21, which happened in 10-14 November, Imayna Caceres, Nuno Cassola, Vasiliki Sifostratoudaki and me showed some results of our shared research Unearthing Memories, Feeding Practices for Plural Knowledges and Beings. This research was part of JUNCTIONS 21, a generous opportunity organized by PACT Zollverein.

Lost and Shared at One Minute Space, Athens

From October 22th to 31st 2021, the show I curated, Lost and shared: Approaches to collective mourning towards transformative politics could be visited at One Minute Space in Athens. Ten intense days of workshops, performances, screenings and discussions happened as part of the research for my PhD project.

«Acknowledging the simultaneous processes of loss that shape contemporary local and planetarian crises, artists, thinkers and performers address the current meaning of mourning. For it is within grieving and struggling realities that new political forces shall be created to reconnect ourselves with love, desire and transformation.»

Artists: VASKOS (Vassilis Noulas and Kostas Tzimoulis), Valinia Svoronou, Grigoria Vryttia, Maria Varela, Christina Phoebe, Sphinxes, Antigoni Bunny Tsagaropoulou, Eliana Otta

Talks, performances, workshops (COVID allowing) by: Marios Chatziprokopiou, Christina Phoebe, Fotini Gouseti, Gene Ray, Marina Miliou, Xanthoula Dakovánou, Marianne Tuckman, Theo Ilichenko, Nuno Cassola

More info and the full program can be found here.

(All the pictures by Thanassis Gatos)

Virtual Sanctuary for Fertilizing Mourning at 21 Visions for Eco Social Renewal in Radialsystem

As one of the selected projects for Driving the Human, Virtual Sanctuary for Fertilizing Mourning participated in the festival 21 Visions for Eco-social Renewal, from October 15-17 at Radialsystem in Berlin.

More info about my project here.

More info about the festival here.

(all the beautiful pictures were taking by Camille Blake)

Drawing is political! Workshop at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna

Thanks to a kind invitation by Hansel Sato, I made in October a workshop as part of the series Drawing is Political at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. We discussed about drawing and politics, reincarnation and how our future selves could communicate better among each other. The results were very gratifying and thanks to the participant’s enthusiasm and curiosity, we saw how drawing and politics have in common being tools for negotiating what is impossible…

Meeting with the trees in Pedion tou Areos

On September the 26th Oi Mouries and Other Trees participated in Το Athens Garden Festival στο Πεδίον του Άρεως  organized by the French Institute in Greece.

«The trees in Pedion tou Areos, as well as the sky that hangs above it and the rock beneath those trees, may have a lot of knowledge that we as humans wandering on those hills, may not know. How can we learn from them? What do we want to learn from them? Are we ready to hear what they have to tell us? How do we relate to them, how do they relate to us? What is their experience of the city? How would we develop the means to hear their stories? We believe that by asking the right questions, one can begin to hear the stories of the trees. And as with any conversation, by listening to others we listen to ourselves. We aim to bring to light the stories, conscious and unconscious, that we relate to the hill, the trees, the parks, the public green spaces of our city.

We are a fluid group composed by different women at different times. At the time of writing this proposal we were Auriane Blanc, Thalia Dimitropoulou Maria Juliana Byck, Fotini Gouseti, Eliana Otta and  Sanem Su Avcı.»

Invitation text in Greek:

«Mouries, κάτω από τα δέντρα»
Οι Mouries είναι μία ομάδα γυναικών απ’ όλη την Ελλάδα και όχι μόνο, αποτελούμενη σήμερα από τις Gutierez Sanchez, Βασιλική Σηφοστρατουδάκη, Auriane Blanc, Θάλια Δημητροπούλου, Maria Juliana Byck, Φωτεινή Γουσέτη, Eliana Otta και Sanem Su Avcı. Οι Mouries συνεργάζονται με τον ανεξάρτητο πολιτιστικό φορέα σύγχρονης τέχνης, Yellow Brick, για να δημιουργήσουν από κοινού ένα χώρο απελευθέρωσης των θεραπευτικών και μαντικών ικανοτήτων μας, μέσα από τη βαθιά σύνδεση με την φύση. Μας προσκαλούν να τις ακολουθήσουμε, ανεξαρτήτως της γλώσσας που μιλάμε, για να μάθουμε να συνομιλούμε με τα δέντρα.