NO MAN IS AN ISLAND ENTIRE OF ITSELF | VASISTAS
22/05/2020 - 24/05/2020
National Museum of Contemporary Art Athens (EMST)
Online live streaming performances
22-23-24 May, through the website of EMST emst.gr
Time: 21.00 (duration 60 minutes)
End of June at the National Museum of Contemporary Art Athens (EMST), as a live-art piece.
CAST & CREW
Directed by | Argyro Chioti
Dramaturgy | Efthimis Theou, Argyro Chioti
Music/Sound design | Jan Van de Engel
Visual associate/photos | Babis Makridis
Lighting design | Tasos Palaioroutas
Assistant director | Katerina Kotsou
Production | Stefanos Skoulikaris
Technical support | Manos Melissotis – AVolution AUDIOVISUAL
Performers | Georgina Chryskioti, Eirini Koubarouli, Ektoras Liatsos, Rita Litou, Kostas Sevdalis
Ticket price: 6€
Ticket purchase | viva.gr
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No man is an island entire of itself, a new work by Argyro Chioti and VASISTAS theatre group, is a performance invitation to a mental wandering and an imaginary stimulation, that will be presented at the National Museum of Contemporary Art Athens (EMST) in two formats. The first version will be presented online and live streaming at the museum’s website on 22, 23, 24 May, in the framework of the International Museum Day 2020. An unusual and uncharted theatrical experience that draws on material from the digital world, which imposes its own distinct logic and an uncanny scenic experience. The second version, at the end of June, as a live-art performance in the museum’s building with the actors present, if the circumstances allow so, one of the first events after its highly anticipated reopening.
Five rooms. A wander. During the online performance, five actors are in their own space and communicate with each other through a digital platform. The spectators in front of their screens are guided by a woman’s voice and follow instructions and exhortations through their headphones, entering deeper and deeper in their mental wandering, in a series of absurd, dream-like rooms. Through the poetic encounters with these five people, in their course from one room to another, they are invited to join in a personal, transcendental and meditative experience.
With light creating the setting and architecture, with intense audiovisual stimulation, with highly poetic text, a composition of literature excerpts and material devised during the rehearsals, the spectators observe the reality getting distorted and their perception gradually broadening. Each one will experience a lone journey towards a personal utopia.
VASISTAS theatre group and the performance intervention No man is an island entire of itself are supported by NEON Organization.
The title of the performance comes from the poem Meditation XVII (1624), by John Donne.
Online live streaming performances through the website of EMST emst.gr
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Online live streaming performances through the website of the National Museum of Contemporary Art Athens (EMST) emst.gr
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