Tragedy 2.0_Athens 2018 | Ancient -Tragedy & Digital Era
Ancient Greek Tragedy & Digital Era
Tragedy 2.0_Athens 2018
Artistic & Research Program
Act: "Establishment and Promotion of International Institutions of Contemporary Culture in Attica"
Action II: "Ancient Drama: Interdisciplinary and Cross-Art Approaches"
The Michael Cacoyannis Foundation
2 - 18 October 2018
√ Can Technology be poetry (?)
Tragedy 2.0_Athens 2018
The research and cultural Program Tragedy 2.0 constitutes the first international collective exploration of the paradoxical encounter between Ancient Greek Tragedy and the Digital Era.
- Which is the society of the digital era?
- How is dance related to technological polyphony?
- What does the avatar and the ancient mask have in common?
- HF microphones with the masks?
- Augmented reality with the anti – realism of Ancient Drama?
- The technological fragment with the world of poetry?
Tragedy 2.0 includes:
- Prometheia - multimedia exhibition
- Prometheus 2.0 - Group exhibition
- International Forum: Ancient Drama & the Digital Era
The Michael Cacoyannis Foundation:
- Invites the artist collective Medea Electronique and the French dance group Cie Sébastien Perrault, to present the multimedia exhibition Prometheus 2.0.
- Presents artworks by 35 contemporary artists in the Group exhibition Prometheus 2.0
- Welcomes the Research Laboratory LabexArts – H2H (*recently renamed ArTeC) of the Paris 8 Vincennes – Saint Denis University, in a collaboration Foundation for the organization the Forum and the Seminars/Workshops.The research laboratory Labex Arts-H2H is an interscientific collaboration led by the University Paris 8. The graduate school ArTeC, supported by Paris Lumières University, constitutes the research laboratory Labex Arts-H2H. ArTeC’s mission is to promote and make research programs, and apply new learning tools in the field of the Arts, Technology, Digital Devices, Human Intervention and Creations. http://www.labex-arts-h2h.fr/?lang=en
Academics, researchers and artists, affiliated with the following institutions, will be taking part in the 2 day Forum “Ancient Drama & Digital Era”:
- The Greek-French Master’s Program with the title “Art, virtual reality and multiuser systems for artistic creation of the Paris 8 Vincennes Saint-Denis University in collaboration with the Athens School of Fine Arts
- The European Network of Research and Documentation of Performances of Ancient Greek Drama
- The Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH)
- Gavagai_Philosophy Journal
- The research laboratory Labex Arts-H2H
√ Could digital technology be the new Promethean fire (?)
© Viki Bisbiki
Performances, 10, 11, 12 October 2018, at 21:00
Free entrance - seats must be reserved:
210 3418550 & 210 3418579
Medea Electronique, continuing their research into myth, aim to explore the boundaries of technology and the poetics of the Digital Era, thus creating a new type of dramaturgy: The poetry of the digital era. → In a performance - score. → Prometheus in a collaboration with the French Dance Group, Cie Sébastien Perralut, and the bass baritone Marios Sarantidis. → Ιn the performance, music, poetry, dancer's body, digital interactive technology act as versions of Promethean fire-technology
Prometheus is now free and wandering. → The gods have died → Having given the fire-technology to humans, he stands to observe: using the fire they try to live well, to move forward. Ιn the performance, music, poetry, the dancer's body, digital interactive technology all act as versions of Promethean fire-technology. The humans now feel omnipotent. They are both players and play-things, and so the game of the world continues.
Concept & artistic direction: Medea Electronique
Music: Manolis Manousakis, Dimitris Tingas, Guido de Flaviis
Dramaturgy: Aggeliki Pouliou
Choreography: Sébastien Perrault
Video mapping, live visuals: Vicky Bisbiki
Set-design - costumes: Sotiris Ifantis
Music interaction: Alexandros Drimonitis
Production manager: Iro Akrivou
Bass baritone: Μάριος Sarantidis
Chorus: Marie Laure Caradec, Steven Hervouet, Sébastien Perrault, Giannis Nikolaides
√ Art & technology: Links in the same chain (?)
Duration: 2-18 October 2018
Opening: Tuesday 2nd October, at 19:30
Opening hours: Daily (including Weekends) 18:00-22:00
*On Friday, 5th October, as part of the Culture Night organized by the Athens Culture Net, the exhibition will remain open until 02:00 after midnight.
35 artists will be taking part in the exhibition, Prometheus 2.0, with works including paintings, photography, sculptures, installations, mixed media, and video art, with their approaches on issues such as: How does poetry meet technology? Is the development of techno-science liberating or limiting? Does high speed sharing of information assist in better communication and understanding? Is there a modern day Prometheus? If so, how would he impart knowledge and light? Is he bound? By who?
Participating artists: Vassiliki Antonopoulou, Katerina Antonopoulou, Chrisa Valsamaki, Simis Gatenio,Nikos Giavropoulos, Dimitra Dimopoulou, Angeliki Douveri, Michalis Kallimopoulos, Evi Kalogiroupoulou, Natassa Kotsambassi, Maro Kouri, Dimitra Koutsteridou, Alexandros Maganiotis, Marina Maltezou, Andreas Maratos, Anastasis Panagis Meletis, , Eleni Mouzakiti, Nikos Moschos, Maria Bacha, Stratos Bichakis, Markos Blatsios, Ismini Bonatsou, Kostas Daflos, Angeliki Xirokosta, Nikos Papadimitriou, Aphrodite Papadouli, Maria Pastra, Marios Pavlou, Ada Petranaki, Maria Sevastaki, Foivos Sofikititis, Martha Tsiara, Voula Ferentinou, Theodore Chryssikos.
The art historian Nicole Leventi says about the exhibition: «Beginning with fire, as the archetypal symbol of civilization, the artists approach the subject matter, in search of contemporary, promethean figures and symbols of the Digital Era. The works present issues of revolution, liberation, self-punishment and self-destruction, knowledge and information overload.
Curator: Calliope Liadi, artist, Program Artistic advisor.
√ Is Technology Mythology (?)
International Forum on the subject:
Ancient Greek Tragedy & The Digital Era
6-7 October 2018, 11:00-18:00
The forum is aimed at exploring the methods by which a dialogue is set up between the digital culture and that which has been established as classical.
- Day 1 : Topic: perception of tragedy in the digital performance, myth, art and technique, re-appropriations of the tragic, documenting performances and databases / datalization
Taking part are cademics, researchers and artists, affiliated with the following institutions:
- LabexArts-H2H (ArTeC) • The Greek-French Master’s Program with the title Art, virtual reality and multiuser systems for artistic creation of the Université Paris 8 & the Athens School of Fine Arts • Gavagai_Collective of Philosophy • European Network of Research and Documentation of Performances of Ancient Greek Drama • Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH)
- Day 2: ArTeC - Labex Arts - H2H will curate the program for the second day, balancing between theoretical thought processes and creative artistic experiment. A series of theoretical placements and controversies, as well as Lysistrata and Agamemnon Redux showcases are to be presented, as a result of the workshops.
Participating (in alphabetical order):
Estelle Badou, Alexandra Beraldin, Constantina Georgiadi, Triandafillia Giannou, Christophe d’Alessandro, Ferdinando Falossi, Giulia Filacanapa, Guy Freixe, Georges Gagneré, Stavroula Zoe, Eliza Kavoulaki, Nicky Cogeli, Chloé Larmet, Andy Lavender, Nora Lefa, Erica Magris, Panagiota Mini, Dimitris Moschos, Roberto Moura, Platon Mavromoustakos, Maria Mourtou-Paradeisopoulou, Mania Papadimitriou, Angeliki Poulou, Eleni Papalexiou, Sarah Perry, Stefano Perocco di Meduna, Cécile Roqué-Alsina, Léandre Ruiz, Manthos Santorineos, Théo Semet, Makis Solomos, Anastasiia Ternova, Ana Wegner, Tim White, Elhem Younes.
* The forum is open to the public and those who have a particular interest in new media and contemporary approaches to ancient Greek drama.
√ Players & Games
Seminar / Workshops
Ancient Drama & the Digital Era
* The seminar and workshops are fully booked.
The seminars and workshops are divided into two thematic units:
- the voice on stage. Approaching Ancient Greek Tragedy in the Digital Era via experimentation with voice and sound.
- Masks & Avatars. Digital tools and methods for the creation of immersive and augmented reality.
Each Seminar / Workshop thematic unit includes a lecture by renowned researchers and artists of new media and the performing arts from France. The thematic axes developed during each Seminar are as follows:
- The digital body
- The audio mask
- Augmented reality/Digital fragmentation
- Interactive systems/Interaction
- Mythology and tradition and the digital equivalents.
- The adaptation of Ancient Greek Drama
- Contemporary performances of Ancient Greek tragedy. The great directors.
The seminars act as an introduction to the Workshops that are thematically and functionally related to each Seminar module. They aim to trigger the theoretical discussions in practice. The Workshops are headed by professors, researches, and Labex Arts –H2H artists, along with colleagues from France, Italy and Brazil.
Graphic Design: Nikos Skarmoutsos
Artwork: Vicky Bisbiki
With the support of:
Tragedy 2.0_Athens 2018
Ancient Drama & the Digital Era, an Artistic Research program
Dates: 2 - 18 October 2018
The Michael Cacoyannis Foundation, 206 Piraeus street, Tavros
Τ.: 210 341 8550
Free entrance - seats must be reserved by telephone for the performances: 210 3418550 & 210 3418579
“ESTABLISHMENT AND PROMOTION OF INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTIONS OF CONTEMPORARY CULTURE IN ATTICA”
“Ancient Drama: Interdisciplinary and Cross-art approaches”
With each new era, the corresponding values, hopes and fears of the times are applied to Ancient Drama, resulting in contemporary approaches which reflect aspects of the modern day, such as: urban environment, digital culture, hybrid contemporary art and physical sciences.
The programme Ancient Drama: Interdisciplinary and Cross-art approaches, attempting a “paradoxical” synergy between the arts and sciences, aims to empower and enrich the reception of Ancient Drama through the performing arts in the 21st century. The program is co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund of the EU within the framework of the Regional Operational Program of "ATTIKA", 2014-2020
Within a three-year horizon (2017-2019), the program is based on the following three thematic axes (one per year):
- 2017: Urbanism (Urban Culture, Urban Behavior, Urban Planning, Urban Reformation, Spatial Transformation)
- 2018: Digital Technology – Informatics
- 2019: Physical Sciences
The thematic axes will be developed through the following:
- Performing Arts, (Theatre and Dramaturgy)
- Audiovisual Arts (new media and digital technology)
- Visual Arts
The following actions have been organized, based on the thematic axis of each year:
- The preparation of an original theatre production (3 performances with free admission) Seminars and Workshops (with free participation following a registration procedure)
- International Forum (over 2 days, with the participation of artists and researchers from Greece and abroad – also with free entrance
- Art exhibition (running for 15 days with free entrance)
For more information: http://www.mcf.gr/el/news/our/?nid=223
The Act is co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund of the EU in the framework of
Regional Operational Programme of "ATTIKA", 2014-2020