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