HOMEWARD – A Monstrous Utopia




17th February – 12th March 2023

Friday, Saturday, 21:30

Sunday, 20:00

biology new

black and monstrous

and everything and all noise unbearable

for the glory of the new king

the new species

which will tame the earth and subdue the animals and life itself will


it is there

and accepts

it only accepts

on it all the black pouring of the gods

let it all fall on it

cover it

on it the remains of the world

on it the universal goo and the black pouring on it

all its body

a cosmic comedyto be seen

Michael Cacoyiannis Foundation presents the visual performance Homeward, by Fanis Sakelalriou, in a specially configured space in its underground facilities (Peiraios 206, Tavros), on from February 17 through March 12, 2023.

In a nightmarish landscape of a timeless unconscious, where all life has been reduced to black dust, we witness the punishment ritual of the new species that annihilated everything that ever was. In the Tamer’s strange show, the Beast is pulled towards the Human and their destructive union. Existing in the liminal territory between performance, installation, noise show and visual theater, Homeward explores the human’s moral stance against the world and the Others, as well as our relationship with the uncanny.

Director’s Note

Homeward imagines a monstrous utopia, where traditional human concepts like gender, the self and the Other, good and evil are absent. Through dramaturgical structures of primal rituals – common on a universal and timeless scale – we are invited to to take part in the transition from the human to what follows. Perhaps it is the Beast. Perhaps it is the post-human. Essentially, a nightmarish rite of passage is performed, a monstrous funeral, during which all polarizations and discriminations are buried. The new species is revealed, in which all opposites are assimilated in harmony, without moral disposals, and in complete acceptance. As above, so below. And perhaps in this way, the human might communicate with the great Other – whatever has been called divine – which, as time has already shown, is no other than the next human, a Homo Deus.

Artistic Team

Director – Text – Sound Design: Fanis Sakellariou

Set Design: Olga Ntenta

Costume Design: Constantinos Chaldaios

Movement Design: Maro Petli

Lighting Design: Marietta Pavlaki

Constructions: Lydia Lampropoulou, Constantinos Chaldaios, Nikolas Tsounakas

Mask Construction: Katerina Mitsiali

Dramaturgical Advisor: Daphne Patsourakou

Performers: Thodoris Vrachas, Alexandros Kanavos, Sofia Nikolopoulou

Production Management: Lydia Lampropoulou

Production: Subtronica

Communication: Katerina P. Trihia @ablaze.meursault

Visual Communication (Graphic Design, Photographs & Drone): Dimitris Gelbouras @forbidden.designs

Trailer – Teaser & Photographs: Giannis Papoutsis