Unicorns, Mermaids and a Huge Fluffy Creature Full of Books at Atopos CVC

29.06.2018

ATOPOS cvc inaugurates, #TextMe project, a year of actions and events around the book and text in media arts. #TextMe was an original concept by Atopos artistic director Vassilis Zidianakis.

In the context of UNESCO’s ‘Athens 2018, World Book Capital’, ATOPOS CVC invited artist Antigoni Tsagkaropoulou to design and implement an unusual library / visual exhibition, Fluffy Library. #TextMe_FluffyLibrary, curated by Vassilis Zidianakis will occupy the whole of the ATOPOS building, including the organization’s library of 2,500 books on art and visual culture.

#TextMe FluffyLibrary by Antigoni Tsagkaropoulou. Photo by Panos Kokkinias. Via Atopos CVC.

The project combines the logic of a large-scale installation with plush sculptures and furry costumes. Fluffy Library is a cuddly environment that creates an original and otherworldly reading and playing area for both young and old. The project’s hybrid nature combines different functions: it creates a multi-sensorial visual experience, while it also prompts readership as it functions as an open library.

The #TextMe_FluffyLibrary also operates as a workshop, producing an unconventional fairy tale. Under the guidance of Antigoni, a series of workshops will invite the public to build the story of ‘Fluffy’, the main character of the fairytale and installation. Alongside Fluffy, the visitor will have the opportunity to meet in the library a series of monstrous letters: A dragon princess (d is for dragon) a super heroine teddy-bear (T is for Teddy-Bear) a female ghost (G is for Ghost), a sweet little horse (H is for Horse), a tentacular witch (O is for Octopus) a masculine fairy (p is for pixie), a fat femme flamingo (F is for Flamingo), a hairy pink mermaid (M is for Mermaid) and many others will be constructed and will inhabit the library over the next months.

Parallel to the Fluffy Library activities, will take place the academic programme #TextMe_Lab, curated by Fil Ieropoulos.

#TextMe FluffyLibrary by Antigoni Tsagkaropoulou. Photo by Panos Kokkinias. Via Atopos CVC.
#TextMe FluffyLibrary by Antigoni Tsagkaropoulou. Photo by Panos Kokkinias. Via Atopos CVC.
#TextMe FluffyLibrary by Antigoni Tsagkaropoulou. Photo by Panos Kokkinias. Via Atopos CVC.

Info
#TextMe_FluffyLibrary
Curator: Vassilis Zidianakis
23 April 2018 – 23 April 2019
☞ Closed July-August 2018

ATOPOS CVC
und. Athens Directory no. 5
Salaminos 72, Athens 104 35
Wed - Fri 12:00-18:00 (and on certain weekends. Please contact to check)
Free entrance

Part of of UNESCO’s
Athens 2018 World Book Capital

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