Javier Pérez Aranda (ES)
Home of companies (who dwells what?) with workshop format, that aims to merge the concept of sculpture (as a container of meaning that "inhabits" and invades space) with that of "home", private space redoubt that works as a shelter and cage at the same time the symbol of privacy inhabiting the public space applying "homeless" technology, mainly using disposable bags, the most abundant advertising element of the market and referent of the act of buying gathering, design and construction as a collective performative process in dialogue with the other agents currently inhabit ASFA.
Carsten Lisecki (GER) + Georgios Papadopoulos (GR)
Carsten Lisecki and Georgios Papadopoulos are going to perfomatively discuss the concept of the festival building on their research gentrification, real estate spaculation and artistic practice.
Poetry in the times of decline (GR)
Poetry in the times of decline is a collective project mapping the contemporary landscape of Greek poetry in the aftermath and in response to the socioeconomic collapse.
WHY I ATE MY HOUSE
In our house we had cockroaches. We killed the cockroaches. The cat was playing with the cockroaches. And since he no longer has cockroaches to play, he has committed suicide. Our furniture has scratches. Furniture likes scratches. Since the furniture hadn't new scratches, committed suicide. The walls without furniture were lonely. That's why we ate them. Or personal moments in home. Performers: Dimitra Angelou, Dimitris Ameladiotis, Yorgos Efthymiou, Danae Manolesou, Kynthia Plagianou.
Ásdís Sif Gunnarsdóttir (IS)
Ásdís Sif Gunnarsdóttir is known for her performances that take place in unconventional places and her video installations consisting of three dimensionality and visual phsycadelic poetry. Treating videos as songs, Ásdís Sif vj’s together combination of her videos and reads poetry over them. Her art work can vary from large video installations and performances to spoken word poetry and photography.
Art Lovers (IS)
ART_LOVERS - you know what I mean… Performance by Katrin Inga Jonsdottir Hjordisardottir & Asdis Sif Gunnarsdottir. A performance piece with the subject; lovers and eroticism. It is inspired by today’s technology as our intimacy and erotica exists there in cyber reality too. It is a live performance with prerecorded videos and text pieces with music. The influence of their lovers – on ‘the artists’ artworks – is the main theme of the performance.
Bryndis Hronn Ragnarsdottir (IS)
Equipped with a keen sensibility for phrases, choreography of the verbal, the spatial and the philosophic, Ragnarsdóttir’s works transcend reason in the traditional sense, and exist purely within their own logic. The sense of familiarity connected to a common human exercise is evoked in the viewer when confronted with her works.
Installation of an improvised house (using cardboard, wood, personal items, nylon) and Visual Performance. This house functions on both a material and intangible level. As it is built, it acquires substance from items of memory and becomes a manifestation of man’s inner life. A field of activity in which memories, experiences, expectations, ideas take shape through the alternate use of natural things (objects), creating a symbolic world, a house of memories.
Eleni Tzirtzilaki (GR)
The home as place of desires, aromas, loves, memories, dreams. The house moving, hidden, silent, disturbed, vulnerable, in debt, smuggled. The house, vulnerable as a fabric, but also made of fabric... Eleni Tzirtzilaki and Nomadic Architecture, with the sound of Despina Panagiotopoulou, present theparticipatory performance "The house as fabric".
Emotional Space Age [GlitchA + DJ FreeFeelBill]. GlitchA attempts to expand the notion of dwelling and interacting with space and time; The team will collaborate with DJ FreeFeelBill and present a narrative extending from the point to the cosmos, dissecting our point of view and actions as humans, part of that same cosmos. A story of origin, of existence, of what is important in the vast reality of our dwelling, effort, love, dance, joy; a study of the modern human in the modern concept of universal and interactive inhabitance.
Anosia + Thorivos (GR)
“Black Box” [Anosia (Εva Koliopantou, Stefanos Chandelis) + Τhorivos]. Variable chaotic action / habitation under Noise. We are going from one field to another running out of thresholds: we constantly migrate, we change a person, as well sex, and we leave as simple as we are born or dying.
The basic idea is to depict on a symbolic level the meaning of expanding a dwelling. The goal is to find supporters to join the square that will be drawn on the floor. This is how the dwelling works. As more people join the group the drawn square will be expanded. The rapid spread will be supported by laugh sounds. People in the square are also very welcome to laugh. The progression of expanding the square and laughs is unpredictable.
Katrín Inga Jónsdóttir Hjördísardóttir (IS)
Katrín Inga Jónsdóttir Hjördísardóttir´s subjects often include the social and political landscape and ecology of the art environment, which she funnels into her practice in unusual and personal ways, through various methods and mediums, such as writing, performance, drawing, sculpture making among other forms.
Knot At Home from red tangle. A dwelling, a place of residence, a home evokes a sense of rootedness. We set up house where we can see ourselves staying and creating a web of relations, or at least, an eventual returning to. Yet in a world constantly changing, putting down roots often becomes a yearning and, at the same time, a dangerous act; as many of us will find ourselves repeatedly on the move, relocating, changing addresses, packing and unpacking belongings, lives, self.
Athina Kanellopoulou (GR)
In the framework of "Ma(r)king a Home", the drawing of the plan is carried out in the field (gardens of the ASFA) in a scale of 1: 1, and then seeds, bulbs and roots are used in the areas where there would be walls, in order to built them from the plants, performing an in-situ installation. Through this utopian action, it is intended to re-place human into the matrix/dwelling, structured by plants in the urban environment, in order to reconsider his position towards nature.