APOTHEMATA:INVENTORY

MULTIMEDIA PARTICIPATORY INSTALLATION/PERFORMANCE

2018

With Tzeni Argyriou and Vassilis Gerodimos for ELEUSIS 2021 (European Capital of Culture)

 

LOCATION

Elefsina, GR

Apothemata:Inventory was a multisensory experience exploring the evolution of the individual body into a collective one, as it takes action to address a claim in public space. Argyriou and Gerodimos started a journey through the industrial action in Eleusis, since the beginning of the 20th Century up to today, and ended up with a twofold artwork: 

A PERFORMATIVE PROCESSION and

A MULTIMEDIA INSTALLATION

ORAL HISTORY COLLECTION | VISUALS/ANIMATION | PERFORMANCE

Following the collection and presentation practice of Argyriou and Gerodimos, an inter-disciplinary group of artists, along with the residents and local associations of Eleusis worked on creating a living body of collective memory around the workers' movement and its public claims.

To serve the two parts of the project (procession and installation), we worked intensively to gather archival material from the residents and also conducted oral history interviews on work, workers' rights and the history of the local workers' movement.

The visual outputs were 1 digital collage video, projected onto the collective body of participants during the procession, 1 external video installation homage to the workers' labour, 1 indoor installation including the digital historical collage and 1 video installation with 23 interviews of locals. 

Creators: Tzeni Argyriou & Vasiilis Gerodimos

Performance & Costume Curator: Nancy Stamatopoulou

AV Material, Oral history collection: Erato Tzavara

Audio interactive installation & Sound Design: Lambros Pigounis

Musician: Manousos Klapakis

Production Assistants: Danai Giannakopoulou & Olga Maroudi

AV applications: Makis Faros, Antonis Gkourtsogiannis, Michalis Antonopoulos

Artistic Advisor: Giorgos Skianis

Historical Research: Olga Maroudi

Historical Research Consultants: Konstantinos Lykidis, Giannis Kalomenidis, Evangelia Nodara

Costume Design: Despoina Makarouni

Sound Installation Associate: Giannis Kranidiotis

Video editing assistant: Maya Gkourtsogianni

Special Constructions: Giannis Gerodimos, Stefanos Loukisas

Production coordination: amorphy