23 June – 4 July: PERFORMANCE BIENNIAL - First Edition: “NO FUTURE” ~ A Self-Organised Biennial on Performance, Art and Politics. Numerous DAI-students, alumni and (guest) tutors among the participants. One of the main organizers is Kostas Tzimoulis (DAI, 2011)

19.06.16 | tags: Athens, Cythera Island

The first edition of the Performance Biennial will take place on 23 June to 4 July in Greece. Playfully subverting the term ‘biennial’ into a self-organised practice, the event will test self-instituted forms of culture and politics. The Performance Biennial in its first iteration will begin in the occupied cultural space of Green Park, Athens, open out to embrace the park of Pedion tou Areos (transl. to Field of Mars – one of two central parks in Athens), and then depart via boat from Piraeus to the island of Cythera that geographically belongs to the Prefecture of Athens.Under the title “No Future” this guerrilla biennial will bring together forms of artistic, political and theoretical practice and discourse questioning the potential of a collective refusal to a referred futurity.

All activities of the event will be open and free of charge to the public.

Participants include:

WHW (What, How & for Whom), Ant Hampton, Adrian Heathfield, Britt Hatzius, If I Can’t Dance (Frederique Bergholtz & Susan Gibb), Joe Kelleher, Alan Read, Nick Ridout, PA Skantze & Matthew Fink, Joulia Strauss, Ash Bulayev, Jonas Staal, Snejanska Mihaylova, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Collective Skart, Miguel Robles-Duran, Urban School of Ruhr (Feredica Menin & Laura Lovatel and others), Ash Bulayev, Andy Field, Ilan Manouach, Kristine Hymoller & Dina Roussou, Thierry Oussou, Gary Anderson, Wayne Lim, Sonia Kazovsky, Giulia Crispiani, Adam Gallagher, Dieuwke Boersma, Katrin Wölger, Andreea Micu, Akoo-o Collective, Chrysanne Stathakos, Kleoni Manousakis, Alice Colquhoun, Mette Sterre, Sakina Shakur, Maria Mavridou, Maria Sarri, Vasia Paspali, Angeliki Chatzi, Alexia Karavela, Irene Karagianopoulou & Sebastien Marteau, KangarooCourt, Platon Mavromoustakos, Chrysanne Stathacos, David Whelam, Chryssa Tsampazi, Tasos Stamou, Georgos Makkas, Elpida Orfanidou, Giorgos Sapatakakis, Evi Prousali, Ileanna Fokianaki, Eypraksia Kontsa, Despina Panagiotopoulou, Demosthenes Agrafiotis, Leticia Calin, Maria Schina, Elpida Rikou, Chryssa Tsampazi, Sofia Simaki, Alejandro Alonso Diaz, Margarita Athanasiou, Maria Lalou, Maria Gorgia, Lisa Alexander & Hari Marini, Mediterranean Declaration, Natasha Papadopoulou, Mette Stere, Erica Scourti, Adam Gallagher, Wen Chi, Sara Hamadeh, Maria Teresa Diaz Nerio, Giorgos Papadopoulos,Vicky Kyriakoulakou, Sofia Touboura, Michalis Adamis, Dora Economou, Kostas Tsioukas, Leda Dallas, Kostis Velonis, Georgia Karydi & Hypatia Vourloumis, Ioanna Gerakidi, Despina Sevasti, Franscesco Kiais, Hara Kolaiti, Demosthenis Agrafiotis, Christos Giovanopoulos, Marina Gioti, KOSTADIS, Alyssa Moxley, Stefanos Chytiris, Effi Yiannopoulou, Mary Zygouri, Eirene Eftathiou, Iro Apostolelli, Agni Papadeli Rossetou, Theofilos Tramboulis, Danae Papazian, Michalis Moschoutis, Stefanos Pavlakis, Stefanos Chandelis & Eva Koliopantou, Evi Kalogiropoulou and more. 

The event is initiated and organised by Gigi Argyropoulou, Vassilis Noulas and Kostas Tzimoulis in collaboration with an expanding collective of people including Natasa Siouzouli, Emi Kitsali, Elisabet Xanthopoulou, Eleni Kalara, Stefanos Mondelos, Elina Mandidi, Hypatia Vourloumis, Sofia Dona, Myrto Xanthopoulou and more.

More information: https://performancebiennial.org