Interventions in the public space, workshop & public talks

Πλέκτρια, Εκτύπωση σε μουσαμά 140x175cm, 2013
Στη μέση ενός αθηναϊκού πάρκου, μια ηλικιωμένη κυρία κάθεται και πλέκει. Η χειρονομία της μας ταξιδεύει σε έναν κόσμο θαυμάτων και παραμυθιών. Η τοποθέτηση αυτής της φωτογραφίας πάνω στη σκαλωσιά της Βίλα Κλωναρίδη στο πάρκο ΦΙΞ, ανασύρει, για μια στιγμή, μια ευγενική και ταπεινή πράξη αντίστασης, σε έναν κόσμο που έχει χαθεί

Κnitter, Banner print, 140x175cm, 2013
In the middle of an Athenian park an old lady sits and knits.
Her gesture takes us into a world of wonders and fairy tales. Placing this photo banner on the scaffolding of Villa Klonaridis, in the FIX park, is retrieving, for a moment, a gentle and humble act of resistance, in a world long gone.

Drakopoulou Park, Patision 358 & Lamprou Porphyra, Athens 111 41
Fix Park, 10 Tsiller, Patision & Kaftantzoglou, 11144 Athens
Duration: 28 April- 14 May 2023



The series of interventions and actions is a collective artistic research on the urban life of non-human organisms. It calls for a rethinking of the subversive potential of returning nature to the urban landscape, beyond the domesticated, designed versions of the park and garden. It examines the modes of non-human, plant and animal sociality in the urban context, their patterns of persistent resilience, their geographies, the networks they forge, their interaction with infrastructural networks, the ways in which wildness reclaims its place in the regulated urban space. Paraphrasing the title of the famous children's book "Where the wild things are" by Maurice Sendak, about a small boy's wandering into the world of "wildness" through the safety of the dream state, the exhibition is an invitation to explore the unknown wilderness through the familiar condition of the urban dense city center.

The program is being developed in 2 spaces in Patisia, in the Fix park and in the Drakopoulou Park, both of which are cases of reoccupation by nature, as at the location of the former was, until 2000, the building of the FIX ice-brewery factory, while in the place of the second was the Drakopoulos textile factory complex.


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