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NO MAN IS AN ISLAND ENTIRE OF ITSELF | VASISTAS

NEON Grant 2020

01/07/2020 - 05/07/2020

Photography © Babis Makridis | Courtesy Vasistas
Photography © Babis Makridis | Courtesy Vasistas
Photography © Babis Makridis | Courtesy Vasistas
Photography © Babis Makridis | Courtesy Vasistas
Photography © Babis Makridis | Courtesy Vasistas
Photography © Babis Makridis | Courtesy Vasistas

DETAILS

NO MAN IS AN ISLAND ENTIRE OF ITSELF | VASISTAS

01/07/2020 - 05/07/2020

National Museum of Contemporary Art Athens (EMST)

PERFORMANCES

Online live streaming performances
22-23-24 May, through the website of EMST emst.gr
Time: 21.00 (duration 60 minutes)

Live art performance
1, 2, 3, 4, 5 July at EMST
Time: 19:30 & 21.00 (duration 60 minutes)

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  

MORE INFORMATION

emst.gr
Free entrance with telephone reservation.
Maximum number of spectators: 10 people
Telephone number: 6906053267


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 Press Release >

No man is an island entire of itself, the new work by Argyro Chioti and VASISTAS theatre group, a performance-invitation to a mental wandering, will be presented at the National Museum of Contemporary Art Athens (EMST) from July 1st to July 5th.

In a series of absurd, dream-like rooms, ten spectators each time encounter their residents who converse, as museum exhibits, with their confined selves. Guided by a woman’s voice through their headphones, the visitors enter deeper and deeper in their mental wandering at Temporary Exhibitions Space -1 of the museum. Through the poetic encounters with these five people, 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.

The first version of the performance was 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 drew on material from the digital world, which imposes its own distinct logic and an uncanny scenic experience.

The second version, as a live-art performance with the actors on site, is presented in its natural space, in the museum’s building, as one of the first events after its reopening.

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. 

Rita Litou | Photography © Babis Makridis | Courtesy Vasistas

Kostas Sevdalis | Photography © Babis Makridis | Courtesy Vasistas

Ektoras Liatsos | Photography © Babis Makridis | Courtesy Vasistas

EMST
Kallirrois Ave. & Amvrosiou Frantzi
Athens 117 43
emst.gr


National Museum of Contemporary Art Athens (EMST)

Εθνικό μουσείο σύγχρονης τέχνςη

EMST
Kallirrois Ave. & Amvrosiou Frantzi
Athens 117 43

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