Something between casual conversation and a performance lecture, this workshop explores the possibilities for sabotaging the private institutions that have taken over the field of culture. Amongst other things, we talk about DIY projects, primary production, we stumble on life’s financial struggles and time management, we revisit solidarity, and open the conversation up to the individuals involved.
Libby Sacer Daughters
Afroditi Anastopoulou / Christina Fragodimitraki / Iliana Fylla / Maria Glyka / Sofia Grigoriadou / Dimitra Kondylatou / Lela / Alkistis Lara Papadaki / Elpida Rikou / Steriani Tsintziloni
Exhibition of the results of a participatory workshop hosted by or.artspace. The workshop dealt with survival in the art world in Greece, using the artistic handling of food as a tool. Considering “recipes” as narratives that guide the creation of dishes while revealing their constitution, we explore issues around artist precariousness, mental resilience and the sustainability of independent art groups, among others. Workshop coordinators: Sofia Grigoriadou, Dimitra Kondylatou, Alkistis Lara Papadaki, Elpida Rikou. 11/12-13/12, 18:00-22:00
Exhibition of the results of the online mutual aid workshop “Critiques Anonymous”, hosted by TWIXTlab and specifically designed for people addicted to institutional art critique! Through the tools we developed together, we sought therapeutic ways for our equal survival in the art world, as subjects who consider criticism an integral part of it. 11/12-13/12, 18:00-22:00
Performative practices as a means of emerging forms of resistance
In this exchange lecture, ReCompulsive Behaviours invite us to focused on reapproaching performative practices as a means of emerging forms of resistance. Participants are encouraged to reflect on and share their own experiences and to explore the potential problems and possibilities associated with these performative gestures as tools of political assertion and re-appropriation of public space.
LGBTI movements and public space in the era of institutional appropriation of gender politics and identities
Danae Papaevangelou, Michalis Binios/Patras Pride, Fil Ieropoulos/LALA, Macklin Kowal/Sub Rosa Space
Starting with the presentation of the research “Neoliberalism and urban social movements: the example of Athens Pride and its spatial dimensions in the city of Athens” by Danae Papaevangelou, the panel will discuss how social movements and independent projects can respond to the institutional appropriation of concepts formed in social struggles.
Since 2010, the State has withdrawn from the field of culture, following a scorched-earth strategy. In the aftermath, large private cultural institutions come to invest and reshape the cultural space. ‘Simply colonization’ addresses this issue in terms of collectivity, emancipation, in a conversation with a lecture by Judith Butler, “Merely Cultural”.
Hydromassage: for an independent and revolutionary art
RefrACTionART (Aikaterini Kriezi and Lydia Margaroni)
Has art ever been independent? What are the limits of the work of art? The performative lecture “Hydromassage” raises questions and findings about the formation of Aesthetics in Art, with an arbitrary juxtaposition between the conditions of creation and the decisions of Trotsky and Breton in their 1938 manifesto “For an Independent and Revolutionary Art” and the present time.
Somewhere in the depths of a subway track, I found myself face to face with Parasitus Ridiculus, a character in Roman comedy who offers entertainment and amusement to patrons in exchange for food. But who is lurking at whose table? Who feeds whom and who is fed? A performative performance lecture-tour of ideas and thoughts. A selective retrospective. A monologue. A conversation. A series of questions without answers being necessary.
The unspeakable and undefined
A performance lecture on the paralyzing, repressive control that large institutions exert on social initiatives. Once momentum is identified, a word rushes in and immobilises it forever. By studying Walter Benjamin, Jean Genet, Dimitris Dimitriadis and Eva Palmer Sikelianou, dramaturg Konstantinos Avramis turns against the most refined form of violence: “they shout our name to silence our voice”.
Homemade Tramedies: A Manual on How to Choreograph in Your Flat
A performance, a discussion and a creative manual that will try to excavate the hidden topographies of ‘Homemade’ choreographies and discuss how artists — under the precarious condition of producing work — respond and position themselves to questions related to their artistic practice, the form and content of their work, the audience addressed.