Maria Fragoudaki: The moment that will shake up Syntagma Square
The countdown begins for the major happening that Maria Fragoudaki will put up on the evening of April 27th in Athens.
The internationally-renowned visual artist, who has been living and working in New York for the past few years, is already in Athens, setting up the project along with her team. She has, however, managed to remain undetected, since she is adamant on keeping the final creation a secret.
On the evening of April 27th, a Thursday, Maria will “hide” in the centre of Athens, in Syntagma Square, and she will dare to turn the lights down before it all begins… Her aim is to catch the public by surprise. Why does she insist on secrecy?
This is the first time that Maria Fragoudaki engages in a futuristic process whose realisation demands meticulous timing and flawless handling of high-tech equipment. Movement, audiovisuals and interactivity now claim a new place in the line-up of her work to date. She will attempt to impart art to her viewers, but in a much more forceful way than she would through a canvas. She only needs a moment to shake up the audience, the senses and the mind. She is determined not to reveal the project, so that she can catch us unaware, before we have the chance to filter our thoughts. Anticipation is the authentic, pure emotion.
The first reaction.