Supervisors of Student Participation
Maria Konomi, Assistant Professor in Scenography – Costume Design
Dr. Ilia Lakidou, Laboratory Teaching Staff
Project Supervising Professor
Dimitra Nikolopoulou, PhD candidate ΝΚUA
Video / Μοntage
Νikos Kladis, Theseas Markopoulos, Giorgos Tzanakos
The one-sided view of the historical centre of Athens as a monumental ensemble -with reference mainly to antiquity- undermines the richness and diversity of the lived experience in a contemporary multicultural city providing heterogeneous sensory, aesthetic and sociopolitical stimuli. The exploration of the city’s sites as counter-monument, as a living situation, as current experience and performative potential, unfolds a polyvocal, contemporary and site-specific performative mapping of the city centre (and beyond) utilising the endless transformative manifestations of expanded scenography within the living archive of the city. An equally important starting point was the diverse explorations of the political body as personal and collective somatic writing in public space and its spatial context. An assembly of political bodies: politics of identity, gender and sexuality, love and desire, autobiographical reflections and social concerns regarding gentrification, homelessness and the immigrant/refugee crisis, media manipulation, critique of educational/cultural policies, even co-opting with the current protest mobilisations of the art world in Greece. The performative condition was a catalyst for activating public space and enabling human communication and direct interaction.
Vasiliki Aggeloudi, Alexandra Almpani, Zoe Kelesi, A City Our Home, the performance, National Garden, Athens 2023 – Katerina Giakoumaki, Ιοannis Gionis, Dimitris Markos, Buried Alive, National Garden, Athens 2023 – Maria Georgiou, Diamanto Nosti, Antonia Tsili, Unseen, Monument to the Unknown Artist, Amalias Avenue, Athens 2023 – Davidia Velaeti, Konstantina Daratsaniou, Anastasia Liori, Katerina Skylogianni, Charalambos Hatzidakis, Restriction/political body, Ermou Pedestrian Street, Athens, Athens 2023 – Elli Andritsopoulou, Lefteris Argyros, Artemis Giannopoulou, Pelagia Memmou, Leda Rapiti, How to Be Tender, Μousaiou & Lysiou Street, Ruins of Kioutsouk Mosque, Plaka, Athens 2023 – Maria-Leda Diochnou, Irini Kazantzidi, Giorgos Braoudakis, Giannis Tsiptsis, Abandon the score but not the others, Theatraki Koumoundourou Square, Athens 2023 – Anna Theodoridou, Diamanto Nosti, Giannis Tsiptsis, Fight like a girl, Stoa Arsakeiou, Athens 2022 – Maria Georgiou, Maria Raistelli, Antonia Tsili, Giorgos Folokis, Fragments, Koumoundourou Square, Athens 2022 – Stella Karageorgi, Filothei Kotzia, Aggeliki Lanara, Flora Fousteri, Αn insignificant story, Embros Theatre, Psirri, Athens 2022.
Eleni-Maria Antoniou, Lust Vote, Poikilis Street, Plaka, Athens, 2023 – Tilemachos Angelis, Junk Food, Old Parliament, Athens, 2023 – Olia Georgiadou, A-shamed, Gate of Athena Archegetis, Roman Agora, Athens, 2023 – Maria Georgopoulou, Woman Holding a Heart, Attica Stores, Panepistimiou Street, Athens, 2023 – Αmelia Eleftheriadou, Yiorgos Tatsis, Mediopticon, Syntagma Square, Athens, 2023 – Maria-Sarra Karpouzi, Ιt matters because I gave it meaning, Athens, 2023 – Maria Koronellou, My Hair and I, Ηair salon in Ilioupoli, Athens, 2023 – Konstantinos Makridakis, Α Semi-Transformation, Syggrou Avenue, Athens, 2023 – Stella Maggana, Afroditi Mitsopoulou, Aggeliki Strataki, ΗΟPA! Exarchia Square, Athens, 2023 – Marie-Suzan Mouzela, Uncaged, Plaka, Athens, 2023 – Katerina Bilali, Georgia Kokkinou, Peel onions, it’s your job! Monastiraki Square, Athens, 2023 – Giota Panagi, Please Mind The Gap, Monastiraki Railway Station, Athens, 2023 – Vangelis Papadakis, Embracing Otherness, Korai Pedestrian Street, Athens Stock Exchange & Fethiye Mosque Museum, Athens, 2023 – Ilias Sapountzakis, The Spirit of Areopagus (Supreme Court), Hill of Areios Pagos, Athens, 2023 – Katerina Trikoglou, Dreaming Performance, Syntagma Square, Athens, 2023.