DAYZ OF GLORY
Openshowstudio presenting an one off audio and visual art event at a large warehouse and its yard (http://youtu.be/ojBYRAh56CQ), in the post industrial area of Tavros, Athens, on Mayday 2014.
A comment on the Greek Now, Then and on the future to come.
Text-chronicle by Johannes Nilo, a Swedish curator living in Switzerland, a stranger in town.
Concept, visual exhibition organizing: Sofia Touboura and Pavlos Tsakonas.
Audio live organizing: Yorgia Karidi
From 12pm to 10pm.
Christostomou Smirnis 17, Xemantilotos Voulknizater.
Extra Conjugale (Irini Karayannopoulou+ Sébastien Marteau), Nana Sachini, Pavlos Tsakonas, Panos Papadopoulos, Yorgia Karidi, Toula Ploumi, Stelios Karamanolis, Sofia Touboura, Theodora Malamou, Maria Lianou, Vaggelis Hoursoglou(aka Woozy), Irini Bachlitzanaki, Eva Mitala, Giorgos Stamkopoulos, Stavro Christo Vlachakis, Thanos Tsakonas, George Tourlas, Margarita Bofiliou, Ioanna Gouzeli, Eleni Bagaki, Amalia Vekri, Antigone Theodorou, Paki Vlassopoulou, Stefania Strouza, Kathrin Freytag
the whole shebang! (Natassa Giannaraki, Alexandros Alexandridis) https://soundcloud.com/thewhole-shebang, cave diet ( Yiannis Kotsonis, Danae Stefanou) http://cavediet.bandcamp.com, virilio (Dimitris Papadatos / KU, Korinna Triandafylidis) http://rlrl.info, ΔΔ https://soundcloud.com/deltadelta, Yorgia Karidi & Georges Jacotey fight for “ISOTITA” http://yorgiakaridi.tumblr.com, http:// www.georgesjacotey.info Zombie Penguin and The Glory Holes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSPYnjd5jdg
Abstact from Johannes’ Nilo text, a chronicle of his strange contact with Greek reality, which he met through art, during an awkward visit in Greece.
"[...] The street in front of the gallery is crowded. We hear about a concert in a record shop just a few blocks away and decide to go there. It is 11 pm and still very hot. I am thirsty and walk down the street looking for somewhere to by water. Suddenly I hear shootings and almost get overrun buy riot police in clash with whom? I decide to walk back to the concert which continuous undisturbed in peace. The ambiguous title «Dayz of Glory» is well-chosen. The verb «daze» means to numb, to distract and confuse, to paralyse, and to glare or to blind. The twist in the spelling of «days» undermines the romantic and the prospective nature of «Glory». As Walter Benjamin says in his Arcades Project: «Every epoch not only dreams the next, but while dreaming impels it towards wakefulness. It bears its end within itself, and reveals it—as Hegel already recognized—by a ruse. With the upheaval of the market economy, we begin to recognize the monuments of the bourgeoisie as ruins even before they have crumbled.»
Johannes Nilo is a Swedish art curator and critic based in Switzerland.