Partcipatory action in the context of #poemokratia by Academia Romantica.
Dec 30, 2022, Sozopolis, Athens
1953: Tasos Leivaditis’ poetic work “It blows at the Crossroads of the World” is released. By the end of the next year the work is taken out of circulation amid a climate of anti-communist censorship in Greece. The poet was accused of betraying the nation because he criticized militarism, talked about the war victims and dreamt of a wind of change. A few months later the court acquits him. Perhaps because Justice was afraid of his prophecy; the dead in his verses suddenly rise from the ground to claim a new world of peace.
2088: All dead poets, lost artists, workers, victims of wars and power relations, the insulted and humiliated of thousands of years witness the phenomenon of the "Red Sun" that lifts them from the ground and brings them back to life. It’s Judgment time. They exterminate the Old Regime. A world of peace and poetic freedom is struggling to be born. We chronicle together with Leivaditis this future revolt in a visual environment where several gestures make way to let utopia blossom. The new world has a name: POEMOKRATIA 2088.
Kimon Theodorou - Panos Sklavenitis - Samson Rakas
ANOSIA (Stefanos Chandelis and Eva Koliopantou) | Anastasia, Stavros Karavasilopoulos, Dimitra Minopetrou, Ilias Biskemis, Pashalia Nanou | Hara Aidoni | Marouso Athanasiou | Dimitris Ameladiotis | Avgi Athanasiadi, Petros Tasopoulos | Sissy Vlassi | Stratis Vogiatzis | Nikolas Gkogkos | Maria Gorgia | Katerina Kalentzi | Dimitra kondylatou, Dana Papachristou, George Samantas | KOKO (Gerasimos Vandoros, Grigoris Zervakos, Love Beverly (Annita), Sofia Loukeri) | Evi Lampropoulou | Petros Lolis | Aggelos Maniatis | Margot | Konstantis Mizaras, Leniko Alexandropoulou, Erato Sioropoulou | Mummy Maskara | Sinodi Papu (Markella Ksilogiannopoulou, Tania Varveri, Alexandros Titkov) | Christina Spirou | Mary Stathopoulou | Irini Tabasouli | Dafni Tsoumani | Gogo Ponirakou | Lina Rokou | Alexis Fidetzis | Constantinos Hadzinikolaou