The Girls (GR)
The Girls is a group of young artists founded in Greece in April 2014. They usually work on site specific projects, everyday stories and guerrilla 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, in ASFA BBQ in Athens, in Urban Art ventures and other venues.
The ideology of enforced enjoyment is what creates TouRtopia, a surrealistic man creation, colorful, delicious, and in human size, that craves to touch our palate and our imaginary with enthusiastic prospects for the upcoming future. However the senses magnetized by the impending pleasure yearn to consume the creation quickly and directly, satisfying our palate but depriving the desire from any potential of feeding the imaginary. So Utopia never appears after all as a new recipe for a cake (tourta) comes into being and takes its place whenever the truth is left “naked”.
Lars Arrhenius (SE)
Athens Subsumption (GR)
The Athens Subsumption, is an open source multidisciplinary group of scholars, artists and architects. The group's aim is to trace "subsumption" of urban space and to reflect on the possibilities, stakes, and potential [social] formats of such an endeavor. The group has participated in transmediale "Capture All", in ADAF “Public space_s” and in Hybrid City III “Data to the people”. Τhe participants in this instance are: Penny Travlou, Maria-Athina Tzioka, Ismini Epitropu, Maria Juliana Byck and Stefanos Mondelos.
Debtron Electronics (GR)
Debtron electronics specializes in the production of instruments for administration and political management professionals. Following the successful launch of the device “Debtron 1.0”, designed for the management of public debt, the CEO Konstantinos Doumpenidis and the CTO Heracles Papatheodorou, are going to present the future plans of the company.
Jussi Koitela (FI)
Jussi Koitela is an artists and curartor. Koitela is going to present his project Skills of Economy in collooboration with Georgios Papadopoulos in Green Park.
Laura Corcuera (SP)
“I combine performance, physical theater, sciences, audiovisual experimentation and journalism in order to create my own way of expression. It is not an artistic desire, but a necessity for me. I tend to work with other artists focused on social changes”.
Nicolas Juge Pampanos (FR/ GR)
Nicolas Juge Pampanos works as screenwriter, filmmaker, comedian. He has been co-creating with the theater company Les Perdants Magnifiques.Recently he moved in Athens, where he is working on a film about politic and mythology.
Lia Giannakou (GR)
Lia Giannakou is an actress-singer-performer-pedagogue-writer-poetess. She explores the term of 'art' through the coexistence of many different forms of art and life having her expression focus in the sounds producing by her voice and her body in a random and spontaneous sound environment. The theme of her work revolves around the nature, the humanity, the philosophy, the paradox, the absurd. She has participated in activities and festivals as an activist-performer in Greece and abroad on issues concerning human rights and environment.
Antigoni Tsagkaropoulou (GR)
Antigoni's work is focused on large stuffed sculptures, wearable art, performance, video and sound. She explores the relationship between humans, animals and plants, in a bizarre, ironic, and playful way, searching for how one’s identity, and therefore our perspective about “nature”, is being constructed by socio-political structures and norms.
Wild Torus (US)
WILD TORUS is an evolving art cult, led by Vlady Voz Tokk (1979, Moscow) and Mág Ne Tá (1988, USA), who stage interactive performance/ happenings within immersive digital installations.
Francesco Kiàis (IT/GR)
Francesco Kiàis is an artist, an independent art writer and curator. He is member of the curatorial board of the VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFOMANCE ART WEEK and collaborates with different educational programs, both as a theoretician and as an artist. He recently created and co-founded a platform based in Athens and dedicated to performance art, the [MIND THE] G.A.P. - Gathering Around Performance.
Rilène Markopoulou (GR)
Rilène Markopoulou is visual artist and performer based in Athens and in Vienna.
Nikos Terzis (GR)
Nikos Terzis, PhD, is a film director and theoretician of cinema. In New York he opened his mind while studying World Cinema and Sciences .He is the author of “Nouvelle Vague –Cinema plays with Itself– Narrative Form & Structure in Cinema”.
Konstantina Papantonatou (GR)
Konstantina Papantonatou is a visual and a performer artist from Athens . Her reference point at her work is the human body that reacts independently to the memories it carries on.Is it possible to achieve a reconciliation between our body and ourselves?
Non Grata (EST)
Around the name NON GRATA there have been different hushes and shushes for a long time. The main point of the group is ethical - it is the image of primitivism, impersonality and experimental creativity. The performances of the group take place according to the logic of avoiding codes. The presentations are physical texts, whose ways of orthography and reading are kept within limits of real actions by the groupmembers. Aesthetic and provocative challenges are represented in places, where the Art World doesn't work.
No Marlene (GR)
No Marlene is an electronic music artist who also published four poetry collections. No Marlene calls her musical compositions as electronic poems and she is going to present a virtual experimental narration based on texts from her third poetry collection under the title "Japanese Bondage_Η Κυρία ενός Aντικειμένου"
Evangelia Basdekis (GR)
In performance ‘The Sour Cherry Tree’ nature appears as memory and illusion, Evangelia Basdekis wonders, as she undermines and misinterprets the person’s- Human’s possibility of re-action.
Eftihis Efthimiou (GR)
A biologist and a designer, he is researching the application of systems thinking on design and morphogenesis, through the use of autopoetic design systems. He also teaches architectural and computational design at the School of Architecture, University of Thessaly, and has presented a series of workshops on Computational Design and Digital Fabrication at the Decode FabLab. Eftihis is fascinated by any design endeavor, be it an architectural project, a live media performance or a graphic novel.
IIias Nikolaidis (GR)
Ilias Nikolaidis, born in Athens in 1972, is a composer and a member of the Greek Composers Union. In January 2008 he was awarded at the Young Composers Workshop, organized by the Athens Concert Hall for his work Monologue, Concertino for violin and small ensemble. In April 2012, the Camerata - Orchestra of Friends of Music, performed his work Symphonie Diagonale, which participated in the ‘’Metatropies’’ festival, that took place at the Athens Concert Hall. In July 2016 he will present his work at the Valencia International Performance Academy & Festival.