This text written by Aisha Altenhofen for Driving the Human’s journal, narrates some moments of my recent trip to Peru with Nuno Cassola, to continue the work for the project Virtual Sanctuary for Fertilizing Mourning. We went back to Sinchi Roca, Puerto Nuevo and Unipacuyacu, to show the videos made after the first trip in February, receive feedback and shooting more images, before finalizing the project which will be finally presented in November at Silent Green in Berlin.
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.
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.
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)
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)