The Performance Biennial Is Back and Rethinks the Role of Cultural Practices in Athens


Momentary Occupations is a series of ephemeral contexts that explore public forms of response in the here and now. Through spatial reconfiguration and public programmes these iterations attempt to momentarily produce incomplete situations that practically rethink the place/role of cultural practice in the city and its spatial structures; asking anew what “might be a cultural and political intervention in the here and now of Athens”.

Emerging from - and questioning the (im)potential of - self-organised experiments of the last decade, Momentary Occupations seeks to explore forms of continuity “that appear and disappear beyond the logics of the market”.

Public Program

Friday 22 June 2018
20.30 Discussion: “Cultural Powerlessness and New Paradigms of Intervention”
Nadia Argyropoulou, Ash Bulayev, Evi Prousali, Eleni Tzirtzilaki, Theofilos Traboulis
22.30 Screenings:
“From Left to Night” (2015) by Wendelien Van Oldenbourgh, (33 min)
“Comunismo futuro” (2017) by Andrea Groppleto featuring Franco Berardi (Bifo) (72 min)
The screening of “Comunismo futuro” is in collaboration with Despina Panagiotopoulou.

Saturday 23 June 2018
20:30 Discussion: “New Urban Battles: Athenian habitats after ten years of the crisis”
Constantina Theodorou/Co-Hab Athens, SODA, Hariklia Hari, Iris Lykourioti
22.30 Screenings:
"The luventa 18 June 2017" by Forensic Architecture (34 min)
"Mare Clausum” by Forensic Architecture (29 min)

Sunday 24 June 2018
20:30 Workshop: “Incomplete Learnings”. Open Participation.
22:30 Screenings:
“Wildness” ( 2012) by Wu Tsang (1h 14min)

  • The screening of the films was made possible courtesy by Andrea Groppleto/Franco Berardi (Bifo), Forensic Architecture, Wu Tsang, Wendelien Van Oldenbourgh who generously contributed their work.

22 - 24 June 2018
Organised by the Performance Biennial

Protesilaou 15, Pagrati / Vyronas
Athens 162 31
Free entrance
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