MULTIMEDIA ARTS, ELECTRONIC ARTS, AI, DANCE AND PHYSICAL THEATRE
Event/Horizons is a unique and first of its kind immersive installation that brings to Athens the final performance works created by over 69 artists in twenty-four cities across the globe during thirteen months from October 2020 to November 2021.
An initiate of choreographer Ana Sánchez-Colberg and Athens company Theatre enCorps Collectif artists in twenty-four global sites committed to a thirteen-month creative, durational, and collaborative project inspired by the constellation Ophiucus - the 13th constellation, the sign of the serpent bearer, the healer. Through a self-directed and autonomous group dynamic, the artists explored diverse modes of participatory and social performance creation during a period when normal means of sharing creative production (residencies, touring, etc) were not possible. Against a culture of cancellation and postponement these brave artists devised together a platform to address challenges faced(sustainability, social impact, relevance of art, inclusivity, and diversity), already present prior to the pandemic, but that had acquired and continue to have urgency because of it. The project’s title became Event/Horizons with reference to the astrophysics phenomena subject of the Nobel Prize 2020, described as exotic objects redefining our understanding of time and space. This idea seemed to be a fitting metaphor for the effect of the global pandemic on our sense of being in the world. The immersive exhibition is the final stage, sharing with the public the projects that resulted in distinct works. At a time when borders are not yet fully open and we seem to be entering another difficult period, the exhibition allowed a sustainable exchange of works and creativity through the innovative use of AI technology. Athens-based Puerto Rican choreographer Ana Sánchez-Colberg and Estonian performance and design artist Joonas Tagel transformed the everyday QR code into a Q(a)R(t) code. Each Q(a)R(t) code is a unique image from each work, designed to act as a local window into global landscapes. In an innovative twist of electronic distribution, the works only exist in the Q(a)R(t)exhibition, inviting the public to gather in a social and shared space and experience a different proposal towards sustainable and hybrid performance attendance. The contact between the work, the artists, and the public remains unique, simultaneously a one-to-one and with others. The exhibition will be touring throughout the international sites in 2022. How it works
Entrance to the exhibition is free. Internet is provided free of cost by the venue.
The audience is asked to bring their phone/tablet and headphones to access the works by scanning each Q(a)R(t)code image.
Seating is provided for your convenience. There are unique 26 dance and performance works, lasting between 13-37 minutes each, feel free to watch as many as you want.
Return visits are more than welcome! Access: The venue entrance has two steps.
(Temporary) ramp access is possible by prior arrangement, please contact us by email to arrange (see email below).
INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP VIEWING AT OTHER TIMES IS AVAILABLE BY APPOINTMENT.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: [email protected]
Please note: for the safety and well-being of all, Covid19-regulations in place at the time of the exhibition will be strictly followed. The archive of the thirteen-month collaborations can be seen at: www.eventhorizons2021.com
The installation has been partially funded by the Ministry of Culture and Sports Greece
LIST OF LEADING ARTISTS AND GLOBAL SITES
ATHENS, GREECE Ana Sánchez-Colberg Demy Papathanassiou BANGKOK, THAILAND Naporn Praew Wattanasakaem and Bangkok City Ballet Dancers
BOGOTA COLOMBIA/CALIFORNIA Natalia Orozco Rene Arriaga Juliana Borrero Paola Escobar
BYBLOS, LEBANON Nadra Assaf Jimmy Bechara Members of Al-Sarab Dance Company
CHENNAI, INDIA Preethi Athreya FREMONT, CALIFORNIA USA Angela Arteritano
GOMA, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO Mboko Lopiki and Heartiste Dance Company
HABANA CUBA/REP. DOMINICANA Marianela Boán
LA PLATA, ARGENTINA Gabriel Lugo Parodi Anyelen Demichelis Hernan Bengoa Alejandro Lonac Diana Rogovsky Indira Bogado, Gabriel Drah, Gonzalo Monzón Victoria Parada
LONDON, ENGLAND Ivana Ostrowski MANTI, UTAH, USA Dmitri Peskov
MIAMI, FLORIDA, USA Pioneer Winter Damaris Ferrer
MILAN, ITALY Simona Medolago
NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA. Preeti Vasudevan
ORANGE COUNTY, CA USA Amanda White REYKJAVIK, ICELAND Harpa Kjartans
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, USA Joe Landini and SafeHouse Arts
SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO Lolita Villanua, Andanza Dance Company
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA AhYoon Jung TALLINN, ESTONIA Joonas Tagel STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN Tanja Tuurala VANCOUVER, CANADA Paula Bridget Johnson