23/04/2018 - 21/04/2019
Salaminos 72, Athens
Thursday & Friday : 14:00 – 20.00
Saturday & Sunday : 12:00 – 18:00
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ATOPOS cvc inaugurates, #TextMe project, a year of actions and events around the book and text in media arts in the context of UNESCO’s ‘Athens 2018, World Book Capital’. #TextMe was an original concept by Atopos artistic director Vassilis Zidianakis who invited Antigoni Tsagkaropoulou to design and implement an unusual library / visual exhibition, Fluffy Library.
The project combines the logic of a large-scale installation with plush sculptures and furry costumes. Fluffy Library is a cuddly environment that creates an original and otherworldly reading and playing area for both young and old. The project’s hybrid nature combines different functions: it creates a multi- sensorial visual experience, while it also prompts readership as it functions as an open library.
#TextMe_FluffyLibrary also operates as a workshop, producing an unconventional fairy tale. Under the guidance of Antigoni, a series of workshops will invite the public to build the story of ‘Fluffy’ (+Fluffiela chimaerica), the main character of the fairytale and installation. Fluffy, is a symbiotic hybrid creature that has occupied the rooms of ATOPOS cvc, lives inside and invites people to cohabitant with it. Alongside Fluffy, the visitor will have the opportunity to meet in the library a series of monstrous letters:
A dragon princess (d is for dragon) a super heroine teddy-bear (T is for Teddy-Bear) a female ghost (G is for Ghost), a sensitive tentacular witch (O is for Octopus) a masculine ‘’fairy’’ (p is for pixie), a hairy pink masculine mermaid (M is for Mermaid) and many other hybrids will be constructed, inhabit the library over the next months and occupy space in pages and narratives.
Parallel to the #TextMe_FluffyLibrary, Atopos cvc inaugurates the academic programme #TextMe_Lab, which aspires to transform ATOPOS space into a research center with a series of lectures, discussions, workshops, performances and small exhibitions. All events focus on hybrid languages arising at the intersection of text and other artistic media. Programming themes include: 20th century visual poetry, spoken word performance, the relation between poetry and sound art, and contemporary linguistic phenomena, such as internet pop-culture and new media, and the relation between words and screens. #TextMe_Lab is curated by the researcher Fil Ieropoulos. With the support of NEON.
Σαλαμίνος 72, Athens, Greece
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