PERFORMANCE, INSTALLATION, DIGITAL VIDEO
The project #thehead | Zéte is based on Panos Sklavenitis’s ongoing research on masquerade and the carnivalesque. The performance and installation draw on customs of Ioannina, the region of Epirus, and the Balkans. Existing and fabricated narratives intertwine and give shape and substance to a collective performance led by a heterogeneous crowd. Zoomorphic and phytomorphic costumes, as well as polyphonic singing, dominate this performance, building the feeling of celebrating an inclusive world with different temporalities, materials, and approaches. The project opens a dialogue with tradition while deploying artificial intelligence.
The work is commissioned by Onassis Stegi for the “Plásmata ΙΙ: Ioannina” exhibition.
PERFORMANCE PARTICIPANTS:MATINA ALEXIOU, DIMITRIS AMELADIOTIS, ANDREAS DEMERTZIS, ELEFTHERIA DRIMONITI, KATERINA KALIMANI, YOLANDA KAPERDA, NATALIA KARAPANAGIOTI, EVA KOLIOPANTOU, AGGELOS MANIATIS, ARGYROS MARINIS, GIOTA PANAGI, VASILEIOS SIAFIS, TINA SINOPOULOU, CHRISTODOULOS SIOUTIS, STEFANOS CHANDELIS