Description: Entitled "The Marathon", the organization epitelesis - Performance Art Foundation presented a series of live performances on Saturday 19th of September at multiple spaces provided by Booze Cooperativa. As a result of its homonymous educational workshop and under the guidance of visual artist Dagmar I. Glausnitzer-Smith and artistic duo Zierle & Carter based in Germany and the United Kingdom, alongside guest teachers PASHIAS and Francesco Kiàis, the participants shared the center of Athens as a starting point to their 'marathon', being selected through an international open call. Often used as a metaphor for strenuous effort and the ability to concentrate, the 'marathon' aims at reaching a finish line as its ultimate goal. During its route, each runner learns the necessity of distributing energy on the way, making every step into a 'goal' of its own. In the series of live performances "The Marathon", each artist presented his/her own work as an other step-goal of their personal route, through the experiential process of exchange and the guidance of their 'coaches' provided during the workshop. In a current time frame of social instability, the meeting points of the artist’s body with an audience, where diverse routes inevitably converge, can be approached as a communal space of coexistence in order to voice and exchange urgencies, aiming at the achievement of the next common 'step' instead of reaching another finish line.
Series of live performances / Booze Cooperativa / Athens - GR / 19th September - 2015 / Duration: 240'
Organisation: epitelesis - Performance Art Foundation
Project Coordinators: Dagmar I. Glausnitzer Smith, Zierle & Carter, PASHIAS, Francesco Kiàis
Participants: Angel Alado, Angeliki Chaido Tsoli, Anniken Weber, Claude Bernand, Katya Petetskaya, Lizzie Masterson, Sophie Terlega, Titika Stamouli
Photo: Claude Bernand by Dafni Lianantonaki