An open “insect-poetic” performance on the Hill of the Muses.
In collaboration with Eleni Sikelianos and Katerina Iliopoulou
(a twin event hosted to that organized by Cecilia Vicuna at the New York Highline on September 25 under the title “Insectageddon”. https://www.thehighline.org/art/projects/insectageddon/ )
The importance of insects for terrestrial ecosystems is great but often goes unnoticed. In this year's fire in Evia, large populations of bees were lost, with the importance that we know they have for pollination. Cicadas and crickets are the musicians of summer. Ants, mosquitoes, flies, cicadas, crickets, bees, wasps, beetles, but also spiders, cockroaches, fleas, bedbugs and lice, all have their significance for the balance of earth and sky, and become a myth-poetic force in swarms of poetic linguistic worlds.
During the improvisation performance, we walked the road of Pikionis from the point of his meeting with Dionysiou Areopagitou going up to the top of the hill of Filopappos.
The hill of Philopappos is also the hill of the Muses.
During the ascent, we collected objects, vegetal elements, stones or exoskeletons of cicadas, the servants of the Muses according to the Platonic Phaedrus. With these, we created a makeshift altar to the Muses on the Andiros of the Hill.
The band “Yunive Nive” (Electra Naum, Tassos Makris) was with us.
In the end, with improvised reading without rehearsal, we all tried together to create our own insect-poetic buzz.
Participants: Orpheas Apergis, Marios Chadjiprokopiou, Thodoris Chiotis, Phoebe Giannisi, Anna Griva, Katerina Iliopoulou, Nadia Kalara, Zisis Kotionis, Iris Lykourioti, Christiana Mygdali, Electra Naoum, Eva Papadakis, Iordanis Papadopoulos, Olga Papakosta, Eleni Sikelianos, Christos Siorikis,Lenia Zafeiropoulou.
flyer design : Theodora Sianou
photos : Alexandra Siougkari
The Buzz. Instaggedon at the Hill of the Muses: Eva Papadouraki
The End of the Buzz: Eva Stefani