Multimedia performance, conceived by Boris Kadin and developed in collaboration with the Athens performers from the group Vasistas.
THIS! is four performers, two cameras, two projectors, PC and smartphone. THIS! wonders whether it is today in contemporary art even possible to say something that is not political? Are we because of all that we can see and hear on the stage, any wiser and enlightened? Why the images seem always more convincing than words? THIS! takes place in this field of dia-logue, division of the Logos on the word and image, in which we chain words and images in a contradictory and exclusive meanings. THIS is an activist Rorschach test in the form of “speed dating.” THIS! is four performers, two cameras, two projectors, PC and smartphone. THIS! is as Kubrick, flight to the moon, Phidias cup, the unconscious of social networks. THIS! is the chaining of misunderstanding as the only effect of understanding. THIS! is the appending of communication.
Concept / Authors / Performers:
Argyro Chioti, Efthymios Theou, Boris Kadin, Vassilis Haralambidis
Production: Via Negativa with the support of the Ministry of Culture or RS and the City of Ljubljana
Co-production: Vasistas Athens, Bios Athens
Premiere: 24 October 2013, The Old Power Station Ljubljana
Duration: 50 minutes
Vasistas is an international collective of young performing artists established in 2005, working between Athens – Marseille. Their primary interest is to “research of a non identified scenic form.”
BIOS is an Athens centre for today’s art and cross media, with a particular interest in the development of new forms in contemporary performing arts.
THIS was part of the Bios residency program, and as work in progress under the title “In Times Like These” also presented at Zadarsnova festival in Avgust 2103.