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Fast Forward Festival 4

2-14 MAY 2017
A contemporary festival, reclaiming public and private spaces in Athens and Piraeus, taking place within a fortnight. The 4th Fast Forward Festival explores the notion of home, of forced displacement and global strategies of precarization through socially engaged artistic practices.
Can art imagine an alternative to our dominant models for living? Can an artistic project unsettle the current global strategies of precarization and the return of identity politics? Can artists create new sharing spaces which break free of the dominant mechanisms of enclosure and overcome the social stigmatization of the Other? The 4th Fast Forward Festival focuses on the notion of home both physical and mental, temporal and ordinary, familiar and unfamiliar. Rejecting doctrinaire strategies which blur art and life, the international and Greek artists of the 4th FFF will attempt to engage the audience in strong, formally diverse artistic interventions which operate in the borderlands between installation, performance, film and architecture. Reappropriating public and private spaces in Athens’ historic centre but also on the capital’s periphery, the 4th FFF will critically and imaginatively explore contemporary issues of precariousness, involuntary nomadism, homelessness and neighbourliness within the realms of the social and the political.

Katia Arfara
Artistic Director of Theatre and Dance at the Onassis Cultural Centre



FAST FORWARD FESTIVAL 4
Concept and Artistic direction: Katia Arfara
Production management: Dimitra Dernikou
General technical management: Lefteris Karabilas
Line production: Vassilis Panagiotakopoulos
General coordination: Marina Troupi
Workshops and debates coordination: Myrto Lavda, Eleanna Semitelou
Assistants to the Line Production: Despoina Sifniadou, Irilena Tsami
 
INCLUDED IN CIRCLE

6 May 2017

Inside & Outside the OCC
Participation cost: Free
If you are interested in attending the workshop, click here for more info

VISUAL ARTS

FFF | Workshop: "We Refugees, Α Scenario for a Schizoanalytical Seminar" Ayreen Anastas & Rene Gabri

2 - 14 May 2017

Outside the OCC
General admission fee: 3 €

The performance takes place in a non-theatrical venue which is not accessible to people with mobility impairments.
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VISUAL ARTS

FFF4 | Don't Follow the Wind Chim↑Pom, Kenji Kubota, Eva & Franco Mattes and Jason Waite

2 - 14 May 2017

Outside the OCC
Free admission

VISUAL ARTS

FFF4 | Invisible City Gregor Schneider

2 - 14 May 2017

Outside the OCC

VISUAL ARTS

FFF4 | Piraeus / Heterochronia Hikaru Fujii

2 - 14 May 2017

Outside the OCC
Free admission
 
Performance Guidelines 
The audience will walk and move outdoors.
We recommend comfortable clothes, hats, and shoes, since the audience’s walk will last approximately three hours. 
To use the application, a smartphone is needed – with a 3G or 4G Internet connection – as well as headphones. For those who do not have one, there will be a limited number of phones at the starting point at Omonia Square.
This event is not appropriate for people with mobility difficulties.

THEATRE

FFF4 | Piraeus / Heterotopia Akira Takayama

3 - 8 May 2017

Exhibition Hall
Full price: 10 €
Friend & Small groups (5-9 people): 8 €
Large groups (10+ people): 7 €
Reduced, Unemployed, People with disabilities & Companions: 5 €

The performance takes place in a non-theatrical venue which is not accessible to people with mobility impairments.
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THEATRE

FFF4 | Evros Walk Water 1 & 2 Daniel Wetzel / Rimini Protokoll

3 - 10 May 2017

Outside the OCC
Full price: 10 €
Friend & Small groups (5-9 people): 8 €
Large groups (10+ people): 7 €
Reduced, Unemployed, People with disabilities & Companions: 5 €

Reservation is recommended due to limited availability.

The performance takes place in a non-theatrical venue which is not accessible to people with mobility impairments.
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THEATRE

FFF4 | Sanctuary Brett Bailey

9 - 14 May 2017

Syntagma Square, Athens
Free entrance, on a first come first served basis. Reservation is required. Click here to reserve your seat.
 
The performance takes place in a non-theatrical venue which is not accessible to people with mobility impairments.
The performance is not suitable for people with epilepsy.

THEATRE

FFF4 | Phobiarama Dries Verhoeven

10 - 14 May 2017

18:30 Outside the OCC
Full price: 10 €
Friend & Small groups (5-9 people): 8 €
Large groups (10+ people): 7 €
Reduced, Unemployed, People with disabilities & Companions: 5 €

The performance takes place in a non-theatrical venue which is not accessible to people with mobility impairments.
We recommend comfortable clothes and shoes.
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DANCE

FFF4 | Peregrinus Zoi Dimitriou

10 - 11 May 2017

Main Stage
Full price: 10 €
Friend & Small groups (5-9 people): 8 €
Large groups (10+ people): 7 €
Reduced, Unemployed, People with disabilities & Companions: 5 €
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THEATRE

FFF4 | Zvizdal [Chernobyl – so far so close] Berlin

13 - 14 May 2017

Upper Stage
Free entrance, on a first come first served basis.
Prebooking: infotickets@sgt.gr & +30 213 017 8036
The distribution of entrance tickets begins one (1) hour before and during the symposium.
 

TALKS & THOUGHTS

FFF4 | International Symposium: "On Homelands and the Stateless as the World Tilts Right"