2nd International Symposium: Performance Philosophy School of Athens



Saturday, 23 September 2017 11.00 – 20.30
Sunday, 24 September 2017 11.00 – 19.00

Organisation & curation: Stella Dimitrakopoulou, Stefania Mylona
Free entrance in a first come first serve basis

The Symposium will be held in English

The 2nd International Symposium: Performance Philosophy School of Athens is organised by Performance Philosophy Network in collaboration with National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (EMST). The symposium will include lecture presentations, performance lectures, workshops, video projections and live performances. Presenters from different fields including art theory, dance, performance art, architecture, sculpture and poetry, will come together to present their works and research on the subject of ‘Performance Dance’. This is an invitation to engage with performances of all kinds that stand in-between dance and performance art or more broadly the visual arts.

Some of the questions that will be addressed are the following:

  • In what ways do dance movement and the visual arts intertwine?
  • How do dance images make us think?
  • How does the relationship between dance movement, visual arts and philosophy benefit or influence these fields?
  • What might performance dance offer the emerging field of performance philosophy and vice versa?

Presentations by: Nina Alexopoulou, Ioanna Angelopoulou, Athanasia Antonaki, Anastasia Brouzioti, Carmen Csilla Medina, Thomas Diafas, Stella Dimitrakopoulou, Nika Furlani, Kai Roland Green, Orianna Haddad, Anna Kalyvi, Sophia Kondylia, Elena Koukoli, Spyros Kouvaras, Kórinna Latèlis, Paris Legakis, Jan-Tage Kühlung, Stefania Mylona, Νatasha Papadopoulou, André Rosa, Georgia Sagri, Ben Skinner, Eya Tsagaraki, Fryni Vrettou.
Screenings of video works by: John Badlessari, Dan Graham, Rebecca Horn, Bruce Nauman, Nam June Paik.

Sponsor: METE S.A. “MINING – TECHNICAL TRADE S.A.” Technical Sponsor: CHITOS S.A.

Photograph: Giorgos Triantafyllou

Graphic Design: Stella Dimitrakopoulou, Yannis Loukos

For more information please contact: ppsoaii@gmail.com


Saturday 23 September 2017
11:00 – 11:30

11:30 – 12:00
Presentation André Rosa. Biotechnologymagic regimen of body production in dance and philosophy

12:00 – 12:30
Presentation Jan-Tage Kühlung. Bridging the Institutions: Non-human movement between the stage and the gallery

12:30 – 13:00
Presentation Kórinna Latèlis. Performance meets Philosophy: Embodiment, temporality and spatiality in public-space performance and in the philosophical work of Henri Lefebvre

13:00 – 13:30
Presentation Elena Koukoli. Exercise: Les Noces (2017)

13:30 – 14:30
Lunch break

14:30 – 15:30
Presentation Anna Kalyvi & Athanasia Antonaki. The schema of limits in action: giving body and movement to a concept

15:30 – 16:30
Workshop Anastasia Brouzioti. Choreography and Painting. Screenings of videos from the EMST Collection. Nam June Paik, Merce by Merce by Paik, 1978, 16’ (in collaboration with Charles Atlas, Merce Cunningham and Shigeko Kubota Part One: Blue Studio: Five Segments with Merce Cunningham and Charles Atlas, 1975-76); Rebecca Horn, Berlin Exercises in Nine Pieces, 1974 – 1975, 42’

16:30 – 16:45
Coffee break

16:45 – 17:15
Presentation Eva Tsagaraki. Reflections of MA: Reflections Cyclique et Rituelles

17:15 – 17:45
Presentation Ioanna Angelopoulou. Palm in Palm: A choreographical research that re-examines the cosmogonic myth of Uranus and Gaia and its erotic connotations

17:45 – 18:45
Presentation of video works. Nina Alexopoulou – Sirene Fluide, 2017, 15'37''. Natasha Papadopoulou – did you ever wonder did you ever land, 2017, 13’. Stella Dimitrakopoulou – without respect but with love, 2015, 14’16”

18:45 – 19:00
Coffee Break

19:00 – 19:45
Performance Rehearsal Stella Dimitrakopoulou & Stefania Mylona Choreographing

19:45 – 20:00
Performance Fryni Vrettou. Chorio(n)

20:00 – 20:30
Performance Spyros Kouvaras. Aequam

Sunday 24 September 2017
11:00 – 11:30

11:30 – 12:15
Presentation Georgia Sagri. Mortal Medium (notes on performance)

12:15 – 12:45
Presentation Paris Legakis. Voices of the People

12:45 – 13:15
Performance Lecture Kai Roland Green & Carmen Csilla Medina A Late Trance

13:15 – 14:15
Lunch break

14:15 – 14:45
Presentation Orianna Haddad. Miles and miles of skin: The poetics of Embodiment

14:45 – 15:45
Workshop Orianna Haddad. Dance: The art of embodiment
Workshop Ben Skinner. Habitat

16:00 – 17:00
Workshop Sophia Kondylia. Stage presence and improvisation "Architecture + Dance"
Workshop Thomas Diafas. Homoerotic Poetry

17:00 – 17:15
Coffee Break

17:15 – 17:30
Performance Ben Skinner. Composition

17:30 – 18:30
Performance André Rosa. Baci

18:30 – 19:00

Videos from the EMST Collection (All day on mezzanine floor)
John Badlessari
– Teaching a Plant the Alphabet, 1972, 18’40’’
– Baldessari Sings Lewitt, 1972, 15’
Dan Graham
– Performer / Audience / Mirror, 1975, 22’ 52’’
Bruce Nauman
– Elke Allowing the Floor to Rise Up Over Her, Face Up,
1973, 39 ́