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Blind time action/ Ιππόλυση is a durational performance with unknown objects while being blind folded. The performer explores the relationship between her bodily presence with the space and the objects in her proximity while being blindfolded. The objects could be everyday objects and/or raw material that are donated to her by the audience.
Blind time action/ Ιππόλυση is a response to the work of Robert Morris ‘Blind time drawings’ (1990). Morris has been drawing while being blindfolded. The aim is to explore a. is the obstruction of our vision enabling our presence in a deeper psychophysical sense? b. how is my time perception informed and transformed when I perform blindfolded and how is my audience’s time perception influenced by my temporal experience? c. in what extent our presence is controlled by the gaze of the others? d. what is revealed when I perform while being blindfolded?
Re-discovering silence (2016) is a series of black and white ‘homemade’ photographs around the topic of stillness and intimacy in our households. Poetics/ politics of everyday life deals with the hidden poetics and aesthetic qualities of everyday often disregarded objects that surround us.
This work would like to offer a chance of retrospection, reflection and action: it calls for the activation and deepening of our inner gaze. Re-discovering silence is fascinated by interiors of houses bare of human life with an intense and dramatic lighting. I reckon that the current ecological crisis calls for our attention to the fact that human beings do not stand at the center of a passive universe: humans are not superior than other species.
Weekly performance art Zoom meeting on 29th May 2020.
Bbdb is a branch of Bbeyond performance art collective
video-performance, duration 6: 45 min
This video documents an improvisation-based performance with a videotape. I firstly destroy the videotape with my hands and then I start to improvise with body movements. In my encounter with the videotape, the aim is to produce sound, rhythm, image.
This performance was initially conceived as a response to the 2008 Greek riots started on 6 December 2008, when Alexandros Grigoropoulos (Greek: Αλέξανδρος Γρηγορόπουλος), a 15-year-old Greek student, was killed by two special officers in Exarcheia district of central Athens. The killing of a young student by police resulted in large protests and demonstrations, which escalated to widespread rioting, with numerous rioters damaging property and engaging riot police with Molotov cocktails, stones, and other objects. The main concept of this art piece concerns being creative after having abolished old values and principles that are not useful and functional anymore. This performance is related to the respective socio-economic situation in my home country as well as in Europe. I would like it to be a positive answer to the sentiments of anger and despair that overwhelm the Greek citizens nowadays. By destroying the videotape and making of it a new object/ objects and, most important, by having the pleasure of creating and the awareness to discover different ways to vision an object not focusing on it’s functionality. ‘Athens, my love’ would like to foster a debate around the necessity to re discuss the foundaments of the economic and social system in Europe.