asfaBBQ workshops 2016
NON GRATA UTOPIC INTERVANTIONS
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 group members. Aesthetic and provocative challenges are represented in places, where the Art World doesn't work. With more than 500 members during the last 15 years from all over the world, the main characteristics of NON GRATA are anonymity in group work, ignorance of the local art world and mass media. Performing in Asia, Europe, South and North America with street actions, chaotic space and context specific performances and long lasting ghetto marathons...and they are still going. The group will hold a workshop at the Athens School of Fine Art the 1st and the 2th of June around the theme of Utopia and they will present with the participants a performance the 3th of June.
Wild Torus Art Kult
Workshops and lectures allow us to expound upon our vision of creating uncommon, sacred environments, which confront technological displacement and physical alienation, to present a challenging spectacle that subverts and exceeds people's expectations of an "art experience". This concept has been in development throughout the existence of WT as a collaborative entity. With the attendees/participants, our objective is to probe the personal and cultural histories of contemporary society's collective past and present, and translate them into art forms. We aim to nurture live performance, specifically art that combines digital and physical means, which extends to relational aesthetics and happenings; sculptural props and installations; as well as sophisticated audiovisual effects. Because our work is hyper-sensory, it has the capacity to augment the sense of self-awareness of the participants with cerebral triggers and advance them in an alternate reality. This creates psychic singularity, activating a liminal space-time to engage participation in a specific, publicly-shared event. The workshop takes place over 3 days in the Theater of the School of Fine Arts (30, 31 May and 1st of June) and culminates with the participants developing their own performance physical idea-action and presenting it in the format of the collective Wild Torus performance.