Σάββατο, 19 Δεκεμβρίου 2015

the poet / collected from the writings of George Heimonas / Νοέμβρης 2014







Giorgos Heimonas

Born  in Kavala, Greece  March 16, 1938

Died  February 27, 2000

Greek: Γιώργος Χειμωνάς (French: Georges Cheimonas)

Giorgos Heimonas is widely recognized in Greece and abroad as a major force in post-modern Greek writing. While a few of his works have hitherto appeared translated into several European languages, the publication of the full range of his work in Robert Crist’s English translation is a pioneering event. Heimonas’s narratives are famous for their dynamic appeal – their amazing originality, unique style, psychological depth, and poetic power, as well as their impact on readers' feelings and challenge their interpretive capacity. Heimonas’s unique, emotionally-charged narratives reach full development in the major phase from Doctor Ineotis to The Builders. While his early and last writings (Pisistratus, My Journeys & The Enemy of the Poet) contain strong elements of realism, the major period turns to a new mode of language. The style of the texts is neither fiction or poetry in a traditional sense. It is a disrupted language with elements of dream and myth, the lyrical, the philosophical, and depth psychology. It is an original language in every sense of the word – a search for origins, for revisions and new beginnings. Above all, the writer inspires readers to discover renewed resources of insight and feeling in themselves, in literary art, and in in the larger world of human experience.




collected from the writings of George Heimonas

Νοέμβρης 2014

Πέμπτη, 3 Δεκεμβρίου 2015

“The Bankorgs”

Performance Dinners No 8 in Athens

Friday the 4th of December 2015; 7:30 p.m. at the
BIOS Athens Centre
for today’s art and cross media, 84 Peiraios St., Athens.


3 /12 /2015
προετοιμασία /πρόβα
rehearsal





This long duration performance, consists of short individual performances, and
draws inspiration from Donna Haraway’s essay “A Cyborg Manifesto: Science,
Technology, and Socialist-feminism in the last twentieth Century”. Twenty-one
participants, who we will meet each other just a few hours before the event, have
been invited to creatively respond to Haraway’s notion of the ‘cyborg’ in relation to
the emergence of an imaginary entity that of the ‘bankorg’, an organism that has
been affected and deeply transformed by the current dominance of the banks on
multiple socio-political terrains.
The performance participants, mostly creative practitioners, fine and visual artists,
choreographers, film directors, art researchers, curators, art historians and
performers will deposit in the dinner table objects of their choice that symbolize
survival and/or resistance under the regime of the ‘bankorg’. A er the performance
the audience may participate by contributing to the dinner table their own choices
of objects. The performance event will be video recorded.
The event is part of the research project Performance Dinners organized by The
Subjectivity & Feminisms Research Group (S&F) of Chelsea College of Arts,
London. For the Performance Dinners No 8 in Athens, the S&F has invited the
artist/researcher Maria Paschalidou to select the theme of the project this year and
curate the related creative event in Athens.


PERFORMANCE PARTICIPANTS
Katerina Athanasiou / Tzeni Argyriou / Grigoris Gaitanaros
Fotis Karageorgiou / Eleni Lyra / Catherine Maffioletti
Georgia Mavragani / Despina Meimaroglou
Ioulia Mermigka & Kyrck / Vassilis Noulas - Kostas Tzimoulis
Leda Papaconstantinou / Maria Paschalidou / PASHIAS / Lea Petrou
Annetta Spanoudaki / Syrago Tsiara / Mo Throp / Myrto Farmaki
Dimitris Halatsis / Maria Adromachi Chatzinikolaou
Graphic designing by Nicolas Kouniniotis
Video documentation of the performance:
Takis Lyras, Aris Aggelou
Photo documentation of the performance:
Tasos Frangou


Κυριακή, 29 Ιουνίου 2014

Overcharge (Performance)


Αθανασίου Κατερίνα

Τίτλος: Υπερφόρτωση (Performance)

Η καλλιτέχνης καλεί το κοινό σε μία διαδραστική γραπτή κατάθεση απόψεων για την κατηγορία των τοξικομανών ως μελών μεν ενός κοινού τόπου, αλλά σε πλήρη δε διάσταση από οποιουδήποτε είδους «υγιούς» συλλογικότητας. Επιχειρεί μία νοερή, λεκτική διάρρηξη ενός σύμπαντος που είθισται να θεωρείται «περιθώριο» ώστε να αντλήσει πληροφορίες για το γενικό κοινωνικό πλαίσιο, για το σύστημα δηλαδή που αξιολογεί και ονοματίζει το περιθώριο ως τέτοιο. Η «Υπερφόρτωση» συνδέεται ακριβώς με την υπόνοια αποσάθρωσης του ίδιου του συστήματος αξιολόγησης που εύκολα αποβάλλει οποιαδήποτε «παράσταση» φθοράς.
Επιμέλεια-κείμενα: Βάνα Βερροιοπούλου




















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