Soundscapes Landscapes / Rhizome II / Kerameikos/Metaxourgeio
From 12 JUN 2017
The soundwalks are available in Greek and in English
An audio-visual and highly interactive walk at the neighbourhoods of Kerameikos/Metaxourgeio to discover parts of the city you were unaware of.
The Onassis Cultural Centre-Athens and Soundscapes Landscapes
create a nexus of stories in the city. Artists who work in sound and images explore a new form of digital art-mapping in downtown Athens neighbourhoods and invite us on a real-time stroll through Gazi, Kerameikos and Metaxourgeio.
Kerameikos, along with Metaxourgeio, has a special intensity. It has been a living, meaningful space since antiquity that seems to weave and encapsulate the entire course of Athens through time: the cemetery, the train lines, the factory at Gazi, Kerameikos, Iera Odos and its night clubs, the edges of Metaxourgeio, multiculturalism, the development and gentrification of the area, immigrants, artists, night venues and clubs, alternative cultural spaces, tourists, and the Acropolis’ rock overlooking the area.
Cosmopolitanism and localism, national and European identity, pockets of resistance, modern Greeks and immigrants, tradition and modernity, an industrial area, and a working-class neighbourhood.
The project Soundscapes Landscapes / Rhizome ΙΙ
reveals the stories that take place on the city's surface as well as those that are hidden away or underground or in its past. Put in your earphones, download the app onto your smartphone or tablet, and navigate the city.
A project at the intersection of art, technology, audio research and field recording which also provides a gateway into the anthropology and sociology of the city through its interviews and real-life stories, soundscapes, compositions and poetry.
Click on the icon to download the application.
for the online app which allows you to create your own walk.
to read the instructions for downloading the app.
Production management: Manolis Manousakis
Curator & texts: Angeliki Poulou
App Design: Tim Ward
Sound Artists: Manolis Manousakis, Tim Ward, Costas Bokos, Vassilis Kontouris ((Studio 19st), Alexandros Drymonitis, Marinos Koutsomichalis,
Video Artists: Panagiotis Goumpouros, Cleopatra Korai, Michael Tebinka
Virtual Reality Programming: Vicky Bisbiki, Michael Tebinka, Panagiotis Goumpouros, Cleopatra Korai
3D Visual Art: Vicky Bisbiki
PD Programming: Alexandros Drymonitis
Graphic Design: Yannis Lolis
Recitation: Sara Bislanis, Nadia Deligianni, Stavros Loukeris, Gregory Patrick Karr, Giorgos Antonopoulos
Translation: Memi Katsoni, Anna Papaeti
A project by Medea Electronique, 2016-2017
Produced by: Onassis Cultural Centre-Athens
Powered by: Cosmote
App by ZKM
The app is developed in partnership with the Onassis Cultural Centre and Medea Electronique as part of the Interfaces Project.
Co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.
Guest Artists: John Van Aitken, Jane Brake, Iris Garrelfs, Emilia Izquierdo, Tassos Karadedos, Conor McCafferty, Matilde Meirelles, Evi Nakou, Alfredo Pechuan Roca, Marilee Pizarro
We also thank the poets who gave us permission to both use and record poems of theirs:
Τhe following academics’ and researchers’ scientific contribution has been important: Myrto Dimitropoulou (Historian, Researcher), Giannis Kozatsas (Dr. οf Philosophy, Archaeologist), Eugenia Bournova (Historian, Associate Professor, University of Athens), Elena Patatouka (Architect, PhD Candidate), Haris Tsavdaroglou (Dr. Urban Planner), Menelaos Charalampidis (Historian, Dr. οf Modern Greek History)
Zissis Ainalis, Kostis Gardikis, Thomas Kiaos, Yiannis Stigas