Performances

 
Thursday, april 14th 18:00-18:30

Πίπτω -Pipto by Filippos Vasileiou

The verb πίπτω is reduced to o. root * petā- / petə- (= fly, fall). The root of the verb is the same as the verb petomai (= throw). It is very interesting to Filippos Vasileiou that the Greek word for “flight” and “fall” have the same root and a connection to the verb “to throw”. Our spirit and our body share a similar relationship. In his performance Filippos Vasileiou perceives our spirit as the performing body and our body as the clay which together can give life and form. In this performance his objective is to fly, resulting in his falling. A connection between body, paint and clay.
"I start off with a clean body empty and virgin prior to every fly and every fall. On the floor
there is a bed that we do not use for sleeping as is usual but by playing as children who jump and fall on it. The bed is made from clay (an earth bed). I become dirty when I fall on it and sculpt the form of the clay by the imprint of the body. The colors on my body signify the scars that experiences leave inside us. The sculpturing of the clay signifies the scars that time leaves on our exterior. I am trying to learn how to fall in the best way possible so that I can fly as far as I can! To detach from the earth first of all you must learn to be grounded." Filippos Vasileiou
The work is comprised of an action involving the performing body and a mat made from clay. The performer initiates a repetitive intense sequence of jumps and controlled falls onto the clay mat in rapid succession. Each violent landing results in imprinting the clay mat. The action can take place in an indoor or outdoor setting. Duration of performance approximately 30 minutes.

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Thursday, april 14th 19:00-20:00

Balance by Iliana Natsou

At the core of this performance is the convention of a continuous effort of theperforming body to balance, in a continuously shifting system, the state of internal balance of the body and how that is affected by external factors. The performance begins with the performer standing on a table or chair. A second participant begins to saw at one of the legs of the table – chair slowly, with a hand-saw while the performing body adjusts to the new state of balance. This action is continued until the object table-chair surface has reached ground level and-or can no longer be divided any further. Duration: 1 hour approximately.

 

Thursday, april 14th 20:00-21:00

Untitled von Kostas Voulgaris

The artist, whose head is obstructed and enclosed in a specially modified plexiglas box, moves around the exhibition space and interacts with the visitors and participants. The public is invited to interact with the performer either verbally or in a tactile way, thereby enforcing a direct relationship with the performer’s body. The performer is unable to see and is thus directed around the space with the assistance of the public. The box in which the performer’s head is enclosed in is attached to an arduino – controlled system of sensors and lights, programmed to cause real-time colour and light strobing alterations, via monitoring the performer’s heartbeats and breathing frequency and intensity.
 

 

Thursday, april 14th 21:00-21:30

What animal, therefore, am I?
by Antigoni Tsagkaropoulou

The work is a new proposal, based on the famous ballet and music of “Swan Lake” by the composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky. A transformation of the entire ballet and the ideals it presents, into an absurd, grotesque and sarcastic dance. The main characters of the story, the “good” white and the “bad” black swan, are multiplied into an entire forest of humanized animals. A choreography at the verge of parade, playing with the stereotypes of identity, gender roles and sexuality we project upon nature. The elegance, beauty and fragility of the female swan is replaced by the humiliated image of “savage”, “sweet”, and “funny” huma- nized animals, a jungle full of absurd monstrous animals with degenerate identities, at once recognizable and unfamiliar. The airy dance is ruled by its of movement, comical elements and physicality. The focus of the work is the fragmentation of the stereotypical duality of “good” and “evil”, “true” and “false”, “right” and “wrong”, stereotypes that are deeply in- grained as much into our perception of our own identities as in our perception of the natural world. The work comprises of a performance that combines dance, sound, and a video-projection in the space. The performer is wearing a sculpture-costume, and generates a field of sound via a vocal performance and use of objects and piezo microphones.

http://antigonitsagkaropoulou.tumblr.com/

 
 
Friday, april 8th 20:00

PiaDavid – tandem 

Pia Matthes and David Loscher play at places which are not intended for concert performances. Through their musical intervention, corners and niches, bridges and cellars become temporary stages. PiaDavid use similar devices or play on one together. Besides classical instruments, the instrumentation includes tuned glasses and a modiied bicycle.

http://davidloscher.info/PiaDavid%20-%20tandem.html

 

 

 
Friday, april 8th 20:00

Scherben (broken pieces)
by Ursula Schachenhofer

Something hits the ground - with a loud clatter the porcelain broke into pieces. The sound reverberates in the old organ factory. In a fraction of a second the object shatters into parts. But trying to undo this process will take a long time. Within several days, the artist Ursula Schachenhofer tries to arrange and glue broken pieces together.
The performance will be filmed and streamed on the Internet.