La Pocha Nostra
GómezPeña and the members of La Pocha Nostra will host their legendary summer performance workshop in the city of Athens from June 1st – 14th, 2015. The workshop will be open to performance artists, experimental actors, dancers, theorists, activists and students from all over the world. The Pocha/Greek committee will be selecting 24 participants from throughout Greece, Europe, the Balkans as well as the Americas. The focus will be on new performance art strategies and the human body as a site for creation, reinvention, memory and activism.
We will also place particular emphasis in the relationship between the human body and architecture by intervening different indoor and outdoor spaces. At the end of the workshop we will have an epic jam session open to the local arts community.
Guillermo Gómez Peña, Artistic director of La Pocha Nostra
Saul Garcia-Lopez, Artistic Co-Director of La Pocha Nostra
Michèle Ceballos, Founding Member
Predrag Pajdic, performance artist and curator
Manuel Vason, performance art photographer
Fotini Kalle, performance artist and co-producer of this workshop
La Pocha Nostra Athens workshop participants:
Rae Uddin, Caroline Garcia, Laura Corcuera, Ainoa Mela Lopez, Steven Conway, Elle Mehrmand, Ally Walsh, Ria Hartley, Denise Benavides, Andrea Pocha Tucson, Maria Isabel Ramirez, Marina Barsy, Iivi Meltaus, Jenny Zagas Franzoni, Eva Koliopantou, Eirini Danou, Yorgos Bakalos, Maria F Dolores, Stefanos Chandelis, Litsa Kiousi, Lia Giannakou, Poulheria Papahristou, Antigoni Tsagkaropoulou, Kostas Voulgaris, Eleni Zervou, Markela Kontaratou, Konstantinos Davris, Angeliki Chaido Tsoli.
Effrosyni Kontogeorgou (born 1980, Athens, GR) works with time-based media, mainly video, installation and performance. The core topic of her work is manifestations of the uncanny (Unheimlich). She displays poetic images, gestures or moments, in which the absurdity of ordinary reality is being disclosed. She is a graduate of the Athens School of Fine Arts (GR) and holds a Master’s Degree in Digital Media from the University of the Arts in Bremen (DE). She has been a masterclass student under Prof. Jean-François Guiton (Meisterschule) at the University of the Arts in Bremen (DE). Her works have been exhibited in various art spaces, galleries, museums and festivals in Iceland, Germany, Belgium, Lebanon and Greece. Effrosyni currently lives and works in Berlin and Bremen, Germany.
Eva Giannakopoulou lives and works between Berlin and Athens. She has recently realised her first solo show, has participated in group exhibitions and she has realized performances and actions in Greece, France, Serbia, Turkey and Germany. MPA-B 2014 and 2015 in Berlin, Excentricités 3 and 6 Performance Festival 2011 and 2015 in Besançon, France, Action Field KODRA 2012 in Thessaloniki, Greece, 3rd Art Biennale MIET 2011, Thessaloniki, Greece.
Fotini Kalle was born in Athens in 1978. She lives and works in Athens and Thessaloniki. She studied painting in the Athens School of Fine Arts and Performance Design and Practice at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London with a scholarship from the Alexander S. Onassis foundation. She has exhibited her work at Diverse Universe Performance Festival, Estonia 2015, Month of Performance Art, Berlin 2014, 2cd Biennale of Contemporary Art of Thessaloniki 2009, and other. She also followed seminars in Europe and the USA reflecting on the idea of the body as a cultural vehicle, the concept of utopia, the importance of the space and the object in live art. She is currently conducting a PhD research concerning the performance art pedagogy and its affiliations with the “political”, at the School of Visual and Applied Arts, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She holds a scholarship from the State Scholarships Foundation. Her work ranges from video to installation and performance.
Elena Poughia is a young writer and independent curator with an interdisciplinary background based between Athens and Berlin. Particularly interested in sound art, counter-cultural communities, issues of transcendence and feminist cyborg theory. She currently undertakes a pre-doc preparatory seminar at HEAD in Geneva. She edits and publishes a zine called DIALOGOS. which nourishes cross-field collaborations and discussions. She is the sound art curator of a music platform called Phormix and she often curates nomadic, time-based, ephemeral, happenings.
The group ERROR
The group ERROR is an open platform of improvisation and research in digital culture. It originates in the Thursday Night Jams which were taking place in the Centre for Digital Culture FOURNOS. ERROR 2015 consists of the students of the greek-french master “Art, virtual reality and multiuser systems of artistic expression” of the Athens School of Fine Arts and Paris 8, who incorporate in this performance their interactive virtual reality works and the algorithmic sounds of their project “Solution – Redemption”, many of them participating as musicians as well. Professors participate as coordinators of this project, but also as musicians and independent artists. The members of this group are, the “Art and Virtual Reality” Master professors Manthos Santorineos, Taxiarchis Diamantopoulos, Nefeli Dimitriadi and Vasilis Vlastaras. The students George Apostolakos, Apostolos Kastritsis, George Pinas, Konstantina Vetsiou, Nikos Papadopoulos, Theodore Pistiolas, Dimitris Trakas, Eirini Dimou and Alexandros Milkidis. Actress Marita Vlasopoulou, musician and light designer Apostolis Tsatsakos, musician and ASFA student Maria Louisou and, of course, the audience.
(1978, Chile), MFA Fine Art, Goldsmiths College, University of London (2008), MA in Fine Arts, Universidad de Chile (2006) and BA Visual Arts, Universidad de Chile (2003). Selected solo shows: Anamorphosis, Sala de Arte CCU, Chile (2014); Grotesco, Galeria XS, Chile (2014); Porcelanatron, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Chile (2013); Swingers, Galería Temporal, Chile (2013); The Miniature Series, HIAP Kaapelin Galleria, Helsinki, Finland (2012); Passive Violence, Galería D21, Chile (2012); Music and Massacre, Galeria Tajamar, Chile (2011); The Miniature (the plague), Museo de la Solidaridad, Chile (2011); The Infinitesimal, Galería Centro, Talca (2011). Selected group shows: Efemérides, Museo Histórico Nacional, Santiago, Chile (2013); Incheon Art Platform Gallery, South Korea (2013); Open Show Studio, Athens, Greece (2012); Centro de Arte CeAC, Santiago, Chile (2011); Corporación Cultural de Las Condes, Santiago, Chile (2011) ; Forman´s Smokehouse Gallery, London, UK (2010); Galeria Otro Espacio, Valencia, Spain (2009); Galería D21, Santiago, Chile (2009); Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Santiago, Chile (2009) ; De Service Garage, Amsterdam, Holland (2008); Wallis Gallery, London, UK (2008); Brussels Bienniale Side Project, Brussels, Belgium (2008); Sassoon Gallery, London, UK (2008); Hyunghee Museum, Seoul, South Korea (2007); Arti et Amicitae, Amsterdam, Holland (2008); Warande Cultural Center, Turnhout, Belgium (2007); Museo de las Américas, Madrid, Spain (2006); Transition Gallery, London, UK (2005); Galería Animal, Santiago, Chile (2005); Galería Gabriela Mistral, Santiago, Chile (2004), among others.
He has participated in Incheon Art Platform Residency Program in South Korea (2013) and HIAP (Helsinki International Art Program) in Helsinki, Finland (2011). He has obtained the FONDART funding award in 2012, 2010 and 2005, DIRAC funding program in 2005 and Presidente de la República Scholarship in 2006. He has curated the international group shows Robo con Fractura in LOCAL Arte Contemporaneo, Santiago, Chile (2013); The Phantom Limb with Chilean and Greek artists in Open Show Studio, Athens, Greece (2012) and Topsy for Sala SAM, Santiago, Chile and S.I.X. Dogs Gallery in Athens, Greece (2010).
From 1994 to 2004 he was part of the Chilean experimental music project Tobias Alcayota. Lives and works in Athens, Greece.
Maria Nikiforaki graduate of the Athens School of Fine Arts in 2012. Participated in numerous Art exhibitions and Festivals, among those the Latitude Festival, Big Screen, 2014, London, England, Performance “Voyage 3” Festival 2013, Helsinki, Finland, “Excentricités 3” Performance Festival 2012, Besançon, France, The Athens Biennale of New Artists 2011, Greece, 3rd Art Biennale MIET 2011, Thessaloniki, Greece. Currently she is attending her Masters at the MFA in Fine Arts course at Goldsmiths University, London. Maria lives and works in London.
Suzanna Asp is an artist and writer. Recent exhibitions include TEXT, BODY, PLACE at wip:konsthall, Stockholm http://www.wipsthlm.se/konsthall/tidigare and filmed frame | Suzanna_Asp_portrait2female body at Gallery Box, Gothenburg http://galleribox.se/91-suzanna-asp-film-frame-and-female-body/.
Recent projects include Secret Garden Verönd, a site-specific permanent installation, performance and publication, in co-oporation with Skaftfell Center for Visual Arts, Seydisfjördur http://skaftfell.is/en/2014/08/secret-garden-verond/ and ANTHOLOGY- FEMALE BODY IN LIMITED SPACE, a research based project carried out at Konstfack, Stockholm http://konstfack.diva-portal.org/smash/get/diva2:663349/FULLTEXT01.pdf (abstract in English).
Current writing projects include The House is Blue / Beda carried out at Konstfack, Stockholm and Interior Inferior to be published at ASP Publishing http://www.suzannaasp.com/cgi-bin/transit.pl?site=suzannaasp&id=180&page=177
Suzanna Asp (b. 1976 in Sweden) graduated with a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki, in 2009. She works with site-specific interventions, installations, performance and text.
– See more at: http://www.suzannaasp.com
Christina Georgiou is a visual and performance artist, curator, educator, researcher and writer. She has presented her work widely through solo and group exhibitions, educational programs, public talks and workshops at international biennials, exhibitions, galleries, museums, institutions and festivals. She is the writer of a number of published texts in Greek and English language, addressed for academic and educational purposes. Since 2008, she has been conducting classes, workshops, lectures and seminars within diverse contexts like academic institutions, art schools and other creative organizations in Cyprus and abroad. She is the founder, director and curator of the Cyprus International Performance Art Festival (CIPAF) and the founder and director of the Cyprus International Performance Art Society (CIPAS).
The Flower Girls
flow-er girl noun / [flou-er gurl]: a flower girl is a young girl who carries flowers in a procession. Most people associate them specifically with weddings, although technically they can appear in a variety of processions and events, and they are sometimes seen at artistic events.
Flower girls typically wear flowers in their heads.
Some flower girls simply carry flowers, while others distribute flowers to the crowd and others cook them and eat them.
The Trap/έ/ζῆν Collective (The Flower Girls) was
formed in 2011 by Eleftheria Kotzaki, Christina Spanou and Dimitra Stamatopoulou.
The collective creates participatory artwork that is a fusion of installations, performance art and happenings, in which the audience is invited to participate and become a part of the creation. The main media that is used is food and drinks from edible flowers and objects of every day life.
The group is dealing with various versions of the table as a symbol, both a meeting place and a field of conflict where food, conversation and family values create an amalgam of a social microcosm.
The group consists of the visual artists Aggeliki Bozou, Ioanna Gouzeli, Alexandros Kaklamanos and the visual artist and musician Thanos Kosmidis. In 2013, Ioanna Gouzeli and Alexandros Kaklamanos created together the online project Parallel Tracks, on which they studied the present by recording daily data. http://publicissue5.blogspot.gr/
Since 2009 Thanos Kosmidis and Aggeliki Bozou are collaborating in visual and sound experimental improvisational performances under the title ‘’The Crabs of Horror’’. http://www.aggelikibozou.com/project/the-crabs-of-horror/
In 2011, the four of them have worked together with other colleagues artists as Group Totem for the exhibition ‘’The Symptom Project’’ and other in situ happenings.
Finally, Ioanna Gouzeli and Aggeliki Bozou are the founding members of Playroom http://playroom-artplay.com/ that deals with children and contemporary art.
The video-performance 311 is the first time that they work together to produce a unified artwork.
Margarita Athanasiou was born in 1988. She graduated from the Slade School of Fine Art in 2012 and is currently studying in the Digital Arts Media postgraduate program in ASFA. Her work combines prose poetry with digital collage. The works take the form of publications, large scale prints and performances.
Angela Dimitrakaki is a writer and Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Art History and Theory at the University of Edinburgh. Her books include Art and Globalisation (2013, in Greek), Gender, ArtWork and the Global Imperative (2013) and the co-edited volumes ECONOMY: Art, Production and the Subject in the 21st Century (2015) and Politics in a Glass Case: Feminism, Exhibition Cultures and Curatorial Transgressions (2013). She is Corrsponding Editor of the journal hm: research in critical Marxist theory and, since 2015, an Editor of Third Text.
THE ARTIST IN SOCIAL REPRODUCTION. Beginning with the findings of the curatorial research programme ECONOMY (Scotland 2013, http://www.economyexhibition.net), this paper will discuss the transition from the aura of the artwork to the aura of participation. This transition corresponds to a transformation of the role of the artist as encountered in the emergence of industrialisation and modern art in the 19th century to the artist’s role as renegotiated in the hegemony of ‘total production’ associated with globalisation at the end of the 20th century. The analysis will prioritise the relationship between art, production and reproduction as essential to understanding the positioning of the artist in a contemporary socio-economic context.
Kostas Kolimenos has made a series of documentaries about the politico – social events and activism of years 2007-2008 (” A Cry in December “, ” plowing the Year “). In addition he has made documentaries on the historical depth and contemporary reality of his homeland”Life in the Blank ” and the movie – documentary “A Day with Prince”, over the financial crisis and its effects , in everyday life and most intimate relationships in this time of pessimism. His most recent feature film, ” The Way of Orpheus” tells the adventure of a lost child in the urban environment and the love story of his parents.
Hans Abbing writes on the economy of the arts and his books include Why are artists poor?, University of Amsterdam Press, 2002 and Value of Art: A Sociological Study of Art and the Arts-Economy, University of Amsterdam Press, 2012. He is Professor Emeritus of Sociology of Art at the Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Amsterdam, and in the Cultural Studies Department at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam.
Many artists, few rewards. The average artist has a low income, is little recognized and has little voice. Most likely after some preliminary enthusiastic years also his work satisfaction is likely to go down. This phenomenon exists already for many decades. The economist has a hard time explaining it. He would expect fewer youngsters to become artist and more artists to leave the profession, with as a consequence that after a while the number of artists would go down, while rewards would become higher. This is not what happens. The sociologist is better equipped to explain the “willingness” of artists to work for low incomes. It is an inclination and not a matter of choice, an inclination which is part of a persistent art ethos, which nowadays works against the majority of artists.
(1977- Ithaca, Greece) has graduated the IEK DELTA – Art & Design (HND, Graphic arts, 1996 – 1998) and the Athens School of Fine Arts (BA(hons) in Painting, 2006 – 2011), he studied in Royal Academy of fine arts ARTESIS HOGESCHOOL ANTWERPEN (2009, painting -In Situ) through the Erasmus scholarship. He lives and works in Athens, Greece
Rilène Μarkopoulou after studying at the Philosophical Faculty of the University of Athens and extensive traveling, she has graduated from the Athens School of Fine Arts in 2012 and has shown her work in group exhibitions and international festivals taking place in France, Germany, Austria, Greece and the UK. In December of 2012 she completed a residency in Besançon, France where she presented a solo exhibition.
Maria Karantzi realized her graduate studies in the Athens School of Fine Arts and received her postgraduate MFA degree from Goldsmiths College, London.
She has until today realized six solo exhibitions among which “Naked Ambition”, gallery LOCAL Arte Contemporaneo, Santiago, Chile, “You will never have me”, gallery Tajamar, Santiago, Chile, “Who dare to say it wasn’t meaningless?”, Neon<fdv, Milan, “Don’t tempt the lonely and perversed”, Meals & SUVs, London.
She has participated in over forty group exhibitions internationally, among which
“Dicen que somos el atraso”, Galeria Gabriela Mistral, Chile, “All that melts into air is solid”, Elika gallery, Athens, “Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2007”, London, “On indefiniteness”, Halle 13, Leipzig and ACC, Weimar, “You ramp my slide”, Form Content, London.
Manuel Vason’s artistic practice explores the relationship between photography and performance, presence and representation. The collaborative nature of his practice shapes a unique hybrid art form and generates new vocabularies. His collaborations to date have become some of the most iconic images of performance and his work has been published and presented internationally.
He was born in Padua, Italy in 1974 and after assisting some of the most celebrated fashion photographers of his generation in Milan, New York, Paris, London and Los Angeles, gained an MFA at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts, London. In 2002 he completed and presented two books: Exposures, a publication on the body in live art (Black Dog Publishing, 2002) and Oh Lover Boy, a two-year collaboration with Franko B (Black Dog Publishing, 2002). In 2007 Vason presented Encounters, his first solo exhibition at Arnolfini, Bristol which was accompanied by a 230 page catalogue (Arnolfini/Cornerhouse). In 2012 he presented Still Movil, an exhibition of co-creations with forty-five choreographers in South America. And most recently he completed Double Exposures a new collaboration and publication between Manuel and forty-four of the most visually provocative artists working with performance across the UK (published by Intellect Books and Live Art Development Agency, 2015).
Michalis Adamis (Mike Adamis)
Since 2006 he has been organizing DIY concerts as well as composing and performing under the name Adam_is. Between 2010-2013 he performed as the “Black Metal” persona PUTSUM. He has been performing also live as Skållhal, Zombie Penguin & the Glory Holes, The Cult of the Great Tentacle, Manic Strip Teachers, Idiot Stroszek and The Hipsters of Mercy.
Bryndís Björnsdóttir (b. 1983) is an artist and critic. She works on socio-political research basis by means of interventions, performances and publications. Bryndís holds a BA degree both in Art Theory from the University of Iceland and Fine Arts from The Iceland Academy of the Arts. She is currently enrolled in Raumstrategien at Weissensee Kunsthochschule Berlin. Bryndís co-managed an artist bookstore, publishing house and project space in Iceland called Útúrdúr 2009-2014. She has since 2010 been involved with a research project at the former NATO base on Reykjanes Peninsula in Iceland focusing on how histories of cold war, militarized landscapes, social crisis and concepts such as ‘ecology’, ‘creative labour,’ and ‘alternative economies’ unfold.
Yorgos Bakalos born in Athens (Greece). After his graduation at the Drama school “ARHI” he moved to London where he worked professionally as performer, actor, choreographer, dancer and operator with several artists and theatre groups such as La Fura Dels Baus, Argilla, Para Active, EEA theatre, Sensa Tempo, Jo Mitchell, Reza Aramesh, Station House Opera….etc . Ex –founder and artistic director of the physical theatre company Corpus Soma where he directed three experimental theatre productions, which has been toured in UK between 2006 and 2008. He graduated a master diploma in media performance (MA Digital Performance – Brunel University, London) where he was awarded for a research period in Beijing during the media art exhibition Synthetic Times at NAMOC (National Museum Of China). The last years he is working as an independent artist creating several media performances and installations in England and Greece based on the harmonic relationship between analogue and digital perspective. Recent pieces Hamlet’s struggle, Metamorphosis, Re:Flex(oneye), Meta:p(F)ace. He is a member of the DAP LAB research group based in London. He worked at “ARHI” Drama School, “EMPROS” Theatre Lobaratory, Theatre of Changes, Brunel University, High Barnet College, King Upon Thames College and gave many workshops around Europe (Corposamente 05, Ravena – Italy, Physical festival, Liverpool – UK, Fest Festival Bologna – Italy).
Alexandros Plomaritis was born in Kastoria and raised in Thassos Island, Greece. He has a BA in Theatre and English from London Metropolitan University and a MA in Contemporary Performance Making from Brunel University. Ιn 2008 he staged his first performance with the performance company Leibniz Live Art Company, at the NRLA Festival of Glasgow. Frequently he explores issues of the current political state of events, identity and history however he always returns to his very personal experiences in which motifs and symbols from the everyday interact are identified. He has presented a number of performances in Greece and abroad. He lives and works in Thessaloniki
In a risky attempt to experiment on how music and dances from totally different environments blend together, the Tribanatolians have come up with a project in which the only ‘rule’ is that it has to be playable in the street. So no cables-just a dozen of candles that illuminate the 2 tribal dancers that visualize the coexistence of Asian percussion with hung drum and ney melodies.
Nicolas Galeazzi uses performance as an instrument for research. The cross over through media, methodologies, materials and theories – working as actor, teacher, theater director, concept artist, and performance artist – provoked the need to search for a rethinking the economies of artistic practices and to develop new models for collaboration and dissemination of senses. Galeazzi works with Mise-en-Discourse – performative research frameworks where public can experiment with political and social conditions. Today he is focusing on the reorganisation of the self towards the society, on side-effects as an artistic practice, and Bricolage as a spiritual ideology. He is mentor and program coordinator of the post-master artistic research environment [a.pass] advanced performance and scenography studies in Brussels.
KunstAllmend / ArtsCommons The KunstAllmend is a collective project experimenting with alternative artistic economies to redefine conditions for artistic production. Reflective of the commons active in the Swiss Alps for centuries, the KunstAllmend transposes this traditional model upon contemporary discussions concerning the management of common resources, authorship and copyright – strategies of ‘sharing’ in opposite to market ‘exchange’. The KA is a proposing an scenographic infrastructure for art production under the conditions of a radical commons economies. These conditions provide a context to discuss the commons rather as a promising problematic than a solution.
Kostis Stafylakis is an art theorist and artist. He graduated from the Athens School of Fine Arts. He holds an MA in Modern Art and Theory (Uni. Essex) and an MA in Continental Philosophy (Uni. Essex). He received his doctorate from the Department of Political Science and History, Panteion University (Athens), focusing on the political discourse launched by 21st century global art shows and especially Documenta 11. He was a post-doc researcher at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2011-2012). Along with Yannis Stavrakakis, he edited the greek anthology “The Political in Contemporary Art.” He currently teaches “Research-based Art” at the Unit of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Athens School of Fine Arts and “Art and Visual communication” at the University of Patras. He was co-curator of AGORA, the 4th Athens biennial. Along with Vana Kostayola, he runs kavecS (www.kavecs.com), an initiative on critical art activism. Some recent participations include 1st NSK Biennial of Folk Art (2014), Hell as Pavillion, Palais de Tokyo (2013), Truth is Concrete, Graz (2012), 3d Athens Biennial, Media Impact (4th Moscow Biennial) (2011). His publications and essays can be found at https://asfa.academia.edu/KostisStafylakis
Katerina Fanouraki was born in Athens, Greece. She is a visual artist focused in performance art (video, photo and live performance). She graduated with Honor from “Fine Art and Technology” Faculty of “AKTO” in collaboration with Middlesex University, London. She has participated in numerous exhibitions in Greece,Spain, Czech Republic, UK and U.S.A. She has also attended various seminars and workshops on curating, History of Art, performance, and NGOs management.She is currently studying in Queen’s University, Belfast, the MA in art management, for the academic year 2014-2015, with a scholarship.
Angeliki Avgitidou studied Architecture at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and Fine Art at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University of the Arts (MA, PhD). She has exhibited internationally at venues that include the ICA (London) and the French Museum of Photography and has participated at the Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art and Deformes international Biennale of Performance. She is part of this year’s national representation of Greece at the Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space. She teaches art practice and theory in Greece and Berlin/NY.
Maria Iliopoulou (1984 – Athens, Greece) working as a graphic designer while studying at the Athens School of Fine Arts.
-Bios – “The Box” (installation) [6/2012],
-Visual trek in Vonitsa (landscapes with ink) [7/2012]
-Athens video dance project [2/2014],
-gallery frown platform with NON GRATA [4/2014]
-Athens school of fine arts with NON GRATA [4/2014]
-Brooklyn exhibition space NYC with NON GRATA [11/2014]
-Project View In and Out – behind the showcase [3/2015]
-Theater simeio – (individual painting exhibition of G. Stamatakis) [5/2015]
Jazmin Taco Ortiz
Jazmin Taco Ortiz is a performance artist from Ecuador, based in Bern and Zurich. Jazmin has studied visual arts in Truman College in Chicago and has continued her studies in the School for Art and Media in Zurich. Her practice raises question of Gender and the performance of Femininity in the context of the disciplinary control of surveillance by Web 2.0 technologies. She has presented her work in Biennials, festival and Galleries, including the Long Night of the Museum in Zurich in 2014, the Bern Biennial of 2014, Dock 18, and the Uamo Festival in Munich in 2015. Currently Jazmin is working on the 9Volt Space Opera that is touring around Europe.
The Girls is a group of young artists founded in Greece in April 2014. They work on site specific projects, everyday stories and public interventions. They create large scale or minimal experimental performances using found materials or old transitory props and objects. They have presented their work in Frown Tails in Athens, in Diverse Universe Performance Festival in Estonia and other venues.
The work of Francesco Kiàis ranges from installation to video, to performance art. He has worked as an artist, writer in catalogues, co-curator and cultural advisor in various artistic and cultural projects, exhibitions, and with institutions and galleries. From 2012, he is a member of the curatorial board of the VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFOMANCE ART WEEK. In recent years, he extended his research work to the pedagogical and didactic potential of the artistic/ performative practice, which leaded to his collaboration with pedagogical projects like PAS | Performance Art Studies. Most recently, his activity focuses on the artistic practice and promotion of Performance Art, as well on the analysis of the many different forms of actuation in Performance.
Allopix is a group of artists from different fields who came together with the sole purpose of art. They are offering their abilities to each other and combining them while keeping the team flexible and expanding according to its needs. The work itself is both improvised and choreographed using all kinds of media such as video, sound, installation, sculpture, dance and most of all their own body.
Pashias’ practice is grounded in the field of performance art through the creation of live performances, installations and photography. Proposed as a visual experience, where action becomes an ‘image-making’ process attempting to investigate the strength of imagery on the process of perception, Pashias sets up performances in the form of a ‘situation’ or an ‘environment’ where the artist’s body and the bodies of audience members can meet and exchange their conditioning forms. Whilst presenting three solo exhibitions in Cyprus and Greece, his work has also been included in group exhibitions and international festivals taking place in the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Russia, Norway, Finland, Estonia, Sweden, Bulgaria and Turkey. In 2013, Pashias co-founded the epitelesis - Performance Art Foundation, and has been active in curating international exhibitions and series of events on the relationship of live action to other artistic practices, through an ongoing research into diverse exhibitory interpretations of performance art.
Haukur Már Helgason
Following Iceland’s 2008 economic crash, a popular uprising led to the collapse of the country’s right-wing government. Like a hurt animal, the State-apparatus still fought back and desparately, even somewhat comically, prosecuted nine people for “attacking parliament”. The film is an encounter with these nine people as agents of political thought and action.
Miltiadis Gkouzouris is Cost Engineer and General Director of COSTWISE, a consulting firm located in Athens Greece, which is specialized in costing services (www.costwise.gr). He holds an MBA degree from Nottingham Trent University and has conducted studies on a Bachelor-level, in “Business Administration” and “Communication & Journalism”, both at educational institutions in The Netherlands.
The presentation “Costing Art” is going to discuss the question of cost in artistic production, detailing the several aspects of cost and their relation to pricing. The questions of pricing and costing are central in the art market and their understanding is a prerequisite for a successful professional career. The presentation is going to address different aspects of costing, including methods, classifications of cost, depreciation, costing of various material and resources and will conclude with the calculation of cost through some practical examples.