Calendar

Jun
25
Fri
One One One @ FLUX LABORATORY ATHENS
Jun 25 @ 11:00 am – Sep 30 @ 4:00 pm

One One One

Flux Laboratory Athens presents the performative piece One One One which will travel to ten locations of the Greek periphery during Summer and Autumn 2021.

The performances of summer 2021 take place in Spetses, Dimitsana, Stymphalia, Vysitsa, Vosousa and Messolonghi.

One One One is an experiment for performers and spectators, conceived by Ioannis Mandafounis. Two chairs are waiting for two spectators, inviting them to experience a unique moment during which two performers will be dancing for them. Bringing subversive humor and endlessly shape-shifting movement to the performance, the two dancers weave an intricate fan of emotions and images and create a magical moment of interaction with the audience: An experience that calls roles and boundaries into question which, though public, remains utterly private.

Greece is covered with dreamy landscapes, bays, forests, springs and streams, villages  with their land carrying a heavy historical burden. The performance will take place in different settlements in the country. Their symbolic linchpin is the water: an integral part of every cultural identity and, at the same time, an element that determines the everyday life and viability of human communities. It is the element of movement, energy, feeling, cleansing and forgiveness.

 


General Info

Opening: 25/06/2021

Duration: 25/06-30/09/2021

Operating hours: Monday – Friday 11:00 – 16:00


 

Address: Geronta 12, 10558 Athens – Greece
Tel: +30 210 0108357

Email: athens@fluxlaboratory.com

Website: www.fluxlaboratory.com

 

Sep
10
Fri
Invisible Cities | Continuous Cities @ Cube Gallery
Sep 10 @ 8:00 pm – Oct 2 @ 2:00 pm

Invisible Cities | Continuous Cities

“Cities, like dreams, are made of desires and fears. Even if the thread of their discourse is secret, their rules are absurd, their perspectives deceitful, and everything conceals something else.”

Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities

Cube Gallery, hosts as an optimistic, autumn beginning of art, the ongoing art project Invisible Cities | Continuous Cities, which is the first sequel of Invisible Cities. The project started last September at Cube Gallery, as a photographic one, with the participation of Nikos Vatopoulos, Fanis Logothetis and Xenophon Papaefthimiou, in an artistic coexistence under our common desire, for magical wanderings, in the cities of the world.

Liana Zoza, curator of the project, states: “Although the subsequent year after the project, was particularly difficult, not only for the field of art, but also for travelling, amid a global pandemic, did not prevent us from “meeting” and organizing the sequel of Invisible Cities. We desired to see our Invisible Cities to grow, with the participation of more photographers, located in different cities around the world, who would present their own images and through their eyes the horizons would broaden for journeys of the mind.

The title Invisible Cities | Continuous Cities certainly refers to Italo Calvino and his book of the same title, without restricting or giving directions to the participants, but instead creating meeting points, in cities that one could never detect, except on some imaginary map of fantasy and memory. Like the ingenious creator of the literary Invisible Cities, who creates elaborate patterns that lead to new paths, sparking the reader’s imagination, in the same way, the coexistence of different images, leads the viewer to discover the landscapes, urban or not, transformed from real to imaginary and vice versa, as simultaneously, creating a multicultural kaleidoscope.

Believing that the peculiar perception of the image of an Invisible City, could not be imprinted merely through the photographic lens, and wanting to create an even more interesting result, through the coexistence of visual differences, we decided to involve, a street artist and a director, who approached the project in their own way.

As wandering spectators in Invisible Cities | Continuous Cities, among passers-by, lighted windows, abandoned buildings, illuminated signs and perpetual sounds, we hear the traveler Marco Polo narrate to the Mongol Emperor Kublai Khan: “Invisible Cities are a dream created in the center of those cities, where life is practically impossible”.

Participants: Bleeps, Karan Prasher, Chloe Akrithaki, Nikos Vatopoulos, Sofia Dalamagka, Ioannis Kourtalis, Fanis Logothetis, Tita Bonatsou, Nasos Nalbantis, Vasiliki Pantazi, Alex Papaioannou, Xenophon Papaefthimiou, Iannis Cheliotis