Fast Forward Festival 4 / ONASSIS CULTURAL CENTRE
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Fast Forward Festival 4

2-14 MAY 2017
Artists from Greece and abroad involve viewers in powerful artistic interventions, reclaiming public and private spaces in Athens and Piraeus in the most imaginative ways.
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 and debates: Marina Troupi
Workshops coordination: Myrto Lavda, Eleanna Semitelou
Assistants to the Line Production: Despoina Sifniadou, Irilena Tsami


PROGRAMME
2-14 May 2017
Akira Takayama, Port B
Piraeus / Heterotopia

Commissionned and produced by: Onassis Cultural Centre / Fast Forward Festival (Athens)
 
2-14 May 2017
Chim↑Pom, Kenji Kubota, Eva and Franco Mattes, Jason Waite
Don't Follow the Wind 

Commissionned and produced by: Onassis Cultural Centre / Fast Forward Festival (Athens)
 
2-5 May 2017
Workshop: "We Refugees, A Scenario for a Schizoanalytical Seminar"
by Ayreen Anastas, Rene Gabri
 
Public presentation: 6th May / OCC Upper stage
 
3-10 May 2017 (8 May off)
Brett Bailey
Sanctuary

World premiere at Onassis Cultural Centre / Fast Forward Festival (Athens)
Coproduced by: THIRD WORLD BUNFIGHT in association with Onassis Cultural Centre / Fast Forward Festival (Athens), Kampnagel Hamburg (DE), Festival de Marseille (FR), LIFT (London, UK), Maillon Theatre de Strasbourg - Scene Europeenne (FR), Teatro Maria Matos (Lisbon, PT), Porto Camara Municipal (PT),  Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt am Main (DE) and Vooruit (Ghent, BE)

2-7 May 2017
Daniel Wetzel (Rimini Protokoll)
Evros Walk Water II

World premiere at Onassis Cultural Centre / Fast Forward Festival (Athens)
Production: Rimini Apparat and Onassis Cultural Centre / Fast Forward Festival (Athens)
Coproduced by: HAU Hebbel am Ufer Berlin Funded by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe - Department of Culture based on Evros Walk Water ­ a coproduction by TAK Liechtenstein, Schloßmediale Werdenberg and Rimini Apparat
 
9-14 May 2017
Dries Verhoeven
Phobiarama

Coproduced by: Onassis Cultural Centre / Fast Forward Festival (Athens), Holland Festival (Amsterdam, NL)
 
10-14 May 2017
Zoi Dimitriou
Peregrinus

World premiere at Onassis Cultural Centre / Fast Forward Festival (Athens)
Produced by: Onassis Cultural Centre / Fast Forward Festival (Athens)
 
10-11 May 2017
BERLIN
Zvizdal [Holocene #6]
[Chernobyl – so far so close]

Coproduced by: Het Zuidelijk Toneel (Tilburg, NL), PACT Zollverein (Essen, DE), Dublin Theatre Festival (IE), CENTQUATRE (Paris, FR), Brighton Festival (UK), BIT Teatergarasjen - House On Fire  (Bergen, NO), Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels, BE), Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt am Main (DE), Theaterfestival Boulevard (Den Bosch, NL), Onassis Cultural Centre (Athens, GR) - In collaboration with deSingel (Antwerp, BE) - With support of the Flemish Government - BERLIN is associated artist to le CENTQUATRE (Paris, FR)

13-14 May 2017
International Symposium: “On Homelands and the Stateless as the World Tilts Right”
Co-organized by: Fast Forward Festival, Creative Time
Co-curated by: Nato Thompson (Artistic Director, Creative Time) & Katia Arfara (Artistic Director of Theatre and Dance at the Onassis Cultural Centre)
INCLUDED IN CIRCLE

13 - 14 May 2017

Upper Stage
Free entrance, on a first come first served basis. Reservation is required. The link to reserve your seat will be anounced soon.

TALKS & THOUGHTS

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