AGRICULTURAL TRACES OF ASPROPYRGOS
21/09/2019 - 28/09/2019
Aspropyrgos, Agia Marina Area
Emilia Bouriti and Syn+ergasia art platform
September 21 & 28
October 5 & 12
Saturday 17:30, for all the actions that will take place
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Aspropyrgos, a multi faceted city with a crucial presence to the country’s economy through its industrial and post industrial development, its intense agricultural life and its multicultural element, becomes a point of reference for the international program ‘Amoli’. The word ‘Amoli’ is used by the farmers of Aspropyrgos to describe the ditch that distributes water to a farming area.
Known as the granary of Attica, the valley of Aspropyrgos has been continuously cultivated since antiquity.
The violent industrial development that Aspropyrgos encountered in the mid 20th century, its transformation from agricultural to industrial and the transition to post industrial, through the economic crisis of the past years, can be evidently seen in the local landscape.
Regional farmers today have tested the soil quality and certified it for future cultivation.
An intense immigration activity, in different time periods, has transformed Aspropyrgos into a multicultural locus of twelve different ethnicities.
Emilia Bouriti, visual and performance artist, concept creator of the international project ‘Amoli’, presents the first part of the programme, titled ‘Agricultural Traces of Aspropyrgos.
The project underlines the agricultural and multicultural element in a participatory context where artists, farmers, immigrants and a broader audience create an experiential, collective artwork which happens in the farms of Aspropyrgos.
An art action in which the participants, through the elements of performance, visual installation, projections, narration, the landscape dynamic and the inner multicultural testimonies of social groups, such as Arvanites farmers and Pontics from the Goritsa Area, experientially process the relation of body with cultivated food, land, seeds, landscape, the memory and history of a land, as a substantial code of communication is created among them. It is about an attempt to create new models of collectives and a broader field for personal and collective expression. With the support of NEON.
Agia Marina area
Agia Marina Church
3H7F+X9 Ag. Marina, Aspropirgos
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