ANASTASIA PAPATHEODOROU | PERFORMANCE INTERVENTION
Filmed by Tokomburu
Production by Inkas Film Productions
Anastasia Papatheodorou, actress, director and performer, (1976), Athens, Greece | A Woman in a State of Truth
An impromptu contemporary “poem” is created by Anastasia Papatheodorou as she wonders about the lightness with which the human brain endures and accepts the most tragic and demeaning events of our times as presented through the media, while maintaining a detachment that is open to the act of forgetting. The artist walks the fine dividing line between information and experience, and sets off down the path of self-awareness. Over the course of eight hours, she acts as a nomad, taking in the sounds, music, and moving image of a projection showing moments taken from the natural world, large-scale events, and the minutiae of daily life; she responds to these stimuli with her body and voice, with poems, songs and prayers. A journey of self-exile into a vulnerability of an emotional, physical and conceptual nature.
Commissioned and produced by NEON + MAI, Anastasia Papatheodorou, A Woman in a State of Truth, on the occasion of AS ONE, Benaki Museum, Athens, 10 March – 24 April 2016, Filming Tokomburu, Production Inkas Film Productions.
THE THEATER OF DISAPPEARANCE
NEON & New Museum