Type: 2017

Tree of Happiness

Art & sound installation exhibited in Pafos, Palia Ilektriki in the frame of “Euphoria Revised” [5 miniature houses, 10 speakers and an olive tree].
People want to be happy. But how different is the cultural understanding of happiness? Here, the house is a body, a country, an entity; each house producing its own soundscape with used material from the artist’s interviews with people from Greece, Denmark, Cyprus and other European countries. All houses hanging from the Tree of Life.
This is a research project, dealing with the issues of ‘I’, ‘We’ and ‘Nature’, through events such as an installation in the Chloraka Park (13/6), an art exhibition (13-25/6) and workshops at the Old Powerhouse (13/6).
The “Tree of Happiness” is in dialogue with “Happiness Unlimited” project, a performance salon, co-directed with Annika B. Lewis & presented in Athens, Greece (the Benaki Museum) and Aarhus, Denmark (Bora-Bora theatre).

Louisette:
The Backstage of Revolution

Louisette (the title comes from Marat’s pet word for the guillotine), invites viewers to enter the making of a film on the theme of bourgeois democracy and the French revolution. However, during shoot breaks, something is amiss. How do contemporary individuals relate to the tripartite motto “liberty, equality, fraternity”?
The performance drew on texts by Jean-Paul Marat, Heiner Müller, Guy Debord, Raoul Vaneigem, Nikos Gatsos, Friedrich Nietzsche, Mary Oliver, Victor Hugo, Maximilien Robespierre, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, excerpts from the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen (1789) and contemporaneous legal texts and Travis Stout’s videogame Assasin’s Creed: Unity. It also drew on texts composed during improvisation with the students of special abilities from the special vocational high school of Eleusis. The latter are the true protagonists of this production, working closely together with actors, musicians, and visual artists. This performance of ambulatory theatre, a co-production of the Athens festival and the Eleusis 2021 European capital of culture, is the end product of a fruitful collaboration between the ODC Ensemble and the students of the Special vocational high School of Eleusis and is part of the Europe Grand central project.

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