Medea Electronique / ONASSIS CULTURAL CENTRE
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8 October 2011
20:00
Upper Stage
The Koumaria improvisation workshop-residency brings together artists from around the world, in a multicultural creative dialogue that feeds into a collective work they ultimately perform together.
10 €
Since 2009, the Medea Electronique group has held its annual exploratory Koumaria improvisation workshop-residency in Sellasia, near Sparti in the Peloponnese. Inspired by the locale, artists from around the world create an improvised multicultural creative dialogue that feeds into a collective work they will ultimately produce and perform together.

An olive grove in the foothills of Mount Taygetus serves as an environmentally-friendly venue for creating contemporary art. A house equipped with an audiovisual studio has so far become a home from home for artists from Greece, Sweden, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Italy, Rumania, Spain, Portugal and the UK who work in spheres ranging from video art and photography to dance, programming, composition and improvisation.

Artists from different cultures and at different stages in their careers live and work together, influencing each other’s art, but impacting, too, on their experiences of life lived in close interaction with nature. The creative encounter seeks to engender experimentation, stimulating experiences and the exchange of ideas and views among people with different backgrounds and different takes on artistic creation.

Every year, the bringing together of artistic quests and their universalization through the multicultural contact and exchanges creates a discourse of singular artistic and academic interest. The process often forges long-lasting friendships between the participants, leading to further artistic cooperations.

This year, the participants in the Medea Electronique Koumaria 2011 Residency will transubstantiate the collective result of their residency into a production at the Onassis Cultural Centre. The performance will be prefaced by Eric Lewis (Professor of Philosophy at McGill University, Montreal, Canada), who will talk about improvisational communities.

A number of new media workshops for young people and all the family will be held at the Onassis Cultural Centre in parallel with the residency.

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Medea Electronique

Manolis Manousakis: electroacoustic composer
Theodoris Zioutos: electroacoustic composer
Yannis Lolis: video artist
Kleopatra Korai: director, animator
Ioanna Kabylafka: choreographer, dancer
Eric Lewis: improviser
Guido De Flaviis: sax player
Elli Peristeraki: curator
Panayiotis Goubouros: video artist, animator

ISE Ensemble

Tim Ward: electroacoustic composer
Alexandros Drymonitis: guitar player, improviser
Stavros Apostolatos: dancer, choreographer

Koumaria Residents

John Richards: electroacoustic composer, sound artist
Mariano Leotta: interactive technology
Nicola Pavone: VJing, video artist
Aspasia Koulira: photographer
Hans De Wolf: sculptor, animator
Ioana Paun: performer, video artist
Alessio Castelacci: performer
Saira Sheikh: painter, video artist
Gaynor O’Flynn: director, cinematographer

Visitors
Myrto Lavda: Head of the Educational Programs Department of the OCC
Kleoni Manousakis: video artist
Stefania Mizara: photographer
PARALLEL EVENTS

8 - 9 Oct 2011

12:30
€30 for the cycle (participants must attend both workshops)

 

TEENAGERS

New media and technologies Dance

24 Sep - 9 Oct 2011

10:30
€40 per child and €20 per parent for the cycle (participants must attend all four workshops)
 

TEENAGERS

New media and technologies workshop Stop-motion animation

24 Sep - 9 Oct 2011

13:00
€60 for the cycle (participants must attend all four workshops)

TEENAGERS

New media and technologies workshop Music

24 Sep - 9 Oct 2011

10:30
€60 for the cycle (participants must attend all four workshops)

TEENAGERS

New media and technologies workshop Video and video mapping

24 Sep - 9 Oct 2011

10:30

TEENAGERS

New media and technologies workshop

RELEVANT EVENTS

5 - 6 Feb 2011

21:00 Upper Stage
25 € | Concs 15 €

MUSIC

Lorenda Ramou & Medea Electronique Goya - Beethoven: The Path to Silence