EXHIBITION, CONCERT, READING, STREET ACTIVITY, PARTY, PERFORMANCE, THEATRE PIECE, LECTURE, SCREENING, ETC.
JOB, WORKSHOP, INTERNSHIP, COLLABORATION PROJECTS, JOINING A BAND, RESIDENCY, WANTED PROFESSIONAL, ETC.
ARTWORK, PIECE OF MUSIC, VIDEO, PIECE OF POETRY, ILLUSTRATION, SERIES OF PHOTOGRAPHS, CORPORATE DESIGN, ETC.
A collaboration between Eva Giannakopoulou and Maria Nikiforaki
/Performance, 2016, in the context of GOMENES I by Netting The Work (curated by Eva Giannakopoulou and Rilène Markopoulou), part of the Athens Biennale 2015-2017 OMONOIA, Athens, Greece
Dogs, megaphones and women. Stray dogs of Athens and “skiladika”*, animal rights, women versus political correctness and social pretentiousness, stand as a trigger to initiate a discussion about females, nature and politics.
Five erotic terrorism proclamations are thrown at the centre of Omonoia Square for the passersby who have been used to glimpse at porn stars’ big posters placed on the cinema facades. Texts printed on the female body dictating the “urban soundscape”, personal narratives imposed on the public territory, political narratives written on the private body.
Sexual desire, love stories, the birth of a national bank and that of a breastfeeding child, juxtaposed as regulating flows towards the female body, in an attempt to exorcise monogamy, body politics and sustainability in an Athenian landscape heavily charged with symbolisms of the binary; routine - eccentricity.
*Skiladiko is a derogatory term to describe a genre of Modern Greek music and particular nightclubs in Greece in which a form of popular music culture is performed. It also refers to the so-called "decadent" type of popular songs. Derives from the Greek word ‘dog’ (σκύλος, skilos), meaning "doggish" or "doghouse".
Photo credits: Nikos Stathopoulos, Alexandros Kaklamanos and Yiannis Pappas