Friday, October 29, 2010

The τουμαραθωνίουmarathonproject this Sunday in Athens


My website ZigZagMarathonPhilosophy.com part of the project 
along with an application for iphone/ipad


The Marathon Marathon Project (hereinafter τουμαραθωνίουmarathonproject), will take place in Athens at the Acropolis Museum on October 31, 2010 under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.

The project takes as its point of departure the impressive international array of marathon-format events and in particular “The Marathon Project”, which curator Hans Ulrich Obrist conceived in Stuttgart in 2005. 

The project is being realized at a historical conjuncture which is proving to be decisive for re-shaping the broader features of Greek society and culture. The event explores such topics as the new understanding of humanism that has emerged within contemporary culture, the re-interpretation of innovation in a globalized world of hybrid realities, and the role of the arts in the memorization of the past, present and future. Other topics include the renegotiation of the ideaof the Other (which comes to the fore in the Battle of Marathon itself and in Aeschylus’s Persians)and the symbolic transformation of Pheidippides from soldier to warrior-runner.

Artists, writers, poets, philosophers, scientists from Greece and abroad will take part in τουμαραθωνίουmarathonproject, which is being curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Nadja Argyropoulou.

The Marathon marathon participants so far are: Daniel Birnbaum, Jeff Koons,, Sarah Morris, Nikolaus Hirsch, Anna Boghiguian, Armand Marie Leroi, Huang Yong Ping, Simon Fujiwara, Nairy Baghramian, Societe Realiste & Jorgos Papadopoulos, Nanos Valaoritis, Vlassis Kaniaris, Dimitris Dimitriadis, Panos Koutrouboussis, Christiana Soulou, Yiannis Papadakis, Andreas Angelidakis, Yiannis Varelas, Antonis Liakos, Vangelis Vlahos, Zyranna Zateli, Kostis Velonis, Athanasios Argianas, Giorgos Koumendakis, Leda Papakonstantinou, Stelios Ramfos, Yorgos Tzirtzilakis, Fivi Giannisi, Angelo Papadimitriou, Eva Stefani, Vassilis Papavassiliou,Yorgos Sapountzis, Christodoulos Panayiotou, Angelo Plessas, Maria Papadimitriou, Julia Peyton Jones, Ilias Zenghelis, Luigi Ontani, Etel Adnan, Iannis Xenakis.

Monday, October 25, 2010

BYOB ATHENS at Kunsthalle Athena

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Last Saturday  I invited 33 artists to bring their own beamer
and present any work they choose at Kunsthalle Athena. 
Read below the press release
(still from Rafael Rozendaal's work, Ioanna Myrka, 
Makis Faros, Irini Karayiannopoulou)

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(still from Andreas Angelidakis, Emil Zile, Theo Michael)
works from ALEXANDROS PSYCHOULIS
ALIKI PANAGIOTOPOULOU
ANDREAS ANGELIDAKIS
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BILLY RENNEKAMP
DIMITRIS FOUTRIS
DIMITRIS PAPADATOS
DIONISIS KAVALLIERATOS
EFTIHIS PATSOURAKIS
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Participating artists Petros Moris, Theodoros D. Giannakis, Billy Rennekamp and a friend

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EMILE ZILE
IRINI KARAYANNOPOULOU
IOANNA MYRKA
GEORGIA SAGRI
KATERINA KANA
KOSTIS VELONIS

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 Petros Morris'  and Pegy Zali's works

LAKIS & ARIS IONAS/THE CALLAS
MAI UEDA
MAKIS FAROS
MANO PLIZZI
MARIA PAPADIMITRIOU
NATASHA PAPADOPOULOU
PANTELIS PANTELOPOULOS
PEGY ZALI
PETROS MORIS
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Dimitris Papadatos and Mano Plizzi performing

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RAFAËL ROZENDAAL (BYOB inventor)

SIFIS LYKAKIS
SPIROS HADJIDJANOS
THE ERASERS
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Billy Rennekamp's work

THEO MICHAEL
THEODOROS D GIANNAKIS
THIS IS AMATEUR
VASSILIS PATMIOS KAROUK
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Katerina Kana and Marina Fokidis


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works by Spiros Hadjijanos (top) and This is Amateur (bottom)

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works by Katerina Kana, Dimitris Foutris, Alexandros Psichoulis and the Callas
using the work of Yorgos Stamkopoulos as a canvas

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A video by Sifis Likakis and Dionisis Kavallieratos

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Kostis Velonis, Mara Desipri, Nikolas Georgiou, Andreas Angelidakis
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Participating artists: Kostis Velonis, Irini Karayiannopoulou, Dimitris Foutris, Poka-Yio

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Kostas Tsioukas, Stathis Panagoulis with Spiros Pliatsikas

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Mary and Stathis Mitropoulos

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Georgina is a star

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The view from the Erasers


Κunsthalle Athena has the honour to host “Bring your own beamer” (BYOB) event, an “exemplary” and crucial gesture supporting creative expression in a period of financial, social and cultural crisis.

“Bring your own beamer” (BYOB) exhibition comprises an edition of a broader set of events organised by different artists in different cities every time. In every occasion the organisers choose the participating artists with the aim to experiment and discover “what will occur in site when it is filled with moving light”.  In this opportunity I chose a selection of mainly Athens-based artists who work with video and moving image. BYOB aims to bring together local and international art communities in an open format project.


In this special evening, under the acronym BYOB (a symbolic reference to bring your own booze parties), artists are invited to bring their own beamer and present any work they choose in any place they desire to. It is a case of “presenting” moving images and performances in a DIY context, expected to evolve organically in progress of the evening. Therefore, a significant aspect of BYOB’s concept is to be realized without the financial support of any third parties beyond the immediate participants.

The first BYOB event was held with great success in Büro Friedrich, Berlin with the initiative of BYOB inventor Rafaël Rozendaal.  BYOB makes its second worldwide appearance in Kunsthalle Athena. All the artists will attend the event, even those who are not based in Athens, so you are welcomed to contact them.


We believe that such an unrestricted field of expression can surprise even the most demanding audience!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Monday, October 18, 2010

The Mascot (1934) by Ladislas Starevich







I am obsessed with mascots, luckily I discovered this beautiful animated short movie. 
The Mascot (1934) by Ladislas Starevich

Friday, October 08, 2010

The Breeder and the Feeder

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The Feeder is a new food project of the Breeder gallery.

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The space designed by Andreas Angelidakis, is a mixture of ideas of folklore vs neoclassicalcolorful vs pristineshelters made of sticks and stones vs romantic white marble ruins

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The food is done by Troo Food Liberation

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read more here