.Open call for participation in “WordComminutes”. A workshop on crashing language
After a year of online meetings, the research group “WordMord” kicks off with WordComminutes. A workshop on crashing language. WordComminutes will take place on October 16 and 17, 12.00 - 17.00 at Eight / Το Οχτώ, critical institute for arts and politics in Athens. OXTΩ/EIGHT, Politechniou 8, Athens.
WordMord means that words can kill. Wordmord is a collective artistic research project which started as part of the seminar „Feminist Practices in the Public Space at the Era of Globalised Technologies“, organized by the Centre of New Media and Feminist Practices in the Public Space in 2019. The project´s starting point are two instances of public violence, misogyny, and homophobia that occurred in Greece in 2018: the brutal murder of the queer activist Zak/Zackie Oh in Athens and the femicide of Eleni Topaludi in Rhodes.
Drawing on paralinguistic theory, queer linguistics and embodied artistic practices, in this workshop we will explore the possibilities of destabilising/disrupting/disturbing/troubling normative patriarchal language by seeking queer feminist methodologies that desire/speak languages in plural. These practices of language destabilisation do not emerge from the prohibition of words/notions, but rather from a desire to undo the separation of language from the body/affect/sexuality.
More specifically, instead of measuring the effectiveness of language through meaning production, we will experiment with texts that reflect stereotypical narratives on issues of gender, nationality, language, sexuality, legislation, history, family…(what else?) in order to shake up/distort/undo the words in these texts. We will collectively write/’shout’/embody a manifesto. We desire to declassify/shake off the ‘clean/correct’ form of language in search of new meaning(s), perhaps? A meaning in flux. In this workshop we will use diverse materials and media such as collective writing, our embodied voices, texts, scores and textiles. The workshop will take the form of a performative erratic walk in the city. Through presentations, discussions and other practices we wish to expand this queer feminist genealogy by proposing/elaborating our own methods of deconstructing hegemonic narratives. Collectively, we want to feel/trace the areas of language that are often ignored/overlooked/underestimated/degraded by the dominant language system (entanglement of sound, sense, gesture, tonality, breathing and rhythm). We want to overcome the restrictive use of words that only allows the reproduction of rational meaning. WordMord believes that the violence of language is not eradicated by merely deleting/erasing words, but rather by transversing their violent imposition through specific practices that trouble and disrupt grammatical consistency, semantic norms, ‘correct’ pronunciation, ‘proper’ bodily posture. The rupture of linguistic limits suggests the possibility of experiencing language in its materiality.
Wordmord poses questions on the relationship between language, technology, trauma and violence. How is violence represented through (online) narratives? How can we assemble, archive and thusly deconstruct heteronormative, derogatory, sexist, homophobic and transphobic narratives that manipulate us? By exploring subversive and queer feminist artistic methοdologies, Wordmord seeks to connect art (poetry/performance/moving image/sound) with queer feminist activism and emancipated life. In the third phase (2021-ongoing), the project will evolve through workshops, presentations and (collective) artworks. Through collaborations with artists, activists and groups working on feminist coding, WordMord seeks to shape an online rhizomatic space as an active feminist archive. At the same time, the project will provide tools and methods towards a poetically subversive meta/para/re-writing of derogatory narratives and consequently of trauma and violence. WordMord is initial research group: Vassiliea Stylianidou aka Franck-Lee Alli-Tis, Angeliki Diakrousi, Christina Karagianni, Oýto Arognos aka Stylianos Benetos, Mounologies: Eleni Diamantouli and Anna Delimpasi.
If you want to participate in the workshop, send us a short text expressing your interest on the specific topic of destabilising hegemonic language: email:
We invite you to share with us your embodied language-experiences. Please note that the presentations will be held in greek. However, all known and unknown languages are more that welcome! The workshop is free of charge. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic restrictions a limited number of participants will be accepted. There will be audio and visual recordings during the workshop, always in full respect of our personal data protection. This workshop is proposed by: Christina Karagianni, Oýto Arognos aka Stylianos Benetos, Franck-Lee Alli-Tis aka Vassiliea Stylianidou
.House of Kal: queer politics of crossing. liquifying time and space at district, Berlin on 29 July, 7 pm. Conversation with Promona Sengupta, Vassiliea Stylianidou and Venuri Perera, moderated by Aziz Sohail & Suza Husse of The Many Headed Hydra at the celebration ceremony for the tidal KoHabitat for post-patriarchal futures.
How may we disrupt linear notions of time and space and imagine, make and inhabit new queer pasts and futures? Join us as we discuss perspectives with artists who have been engaging with these ideas within our project especially through ideas of performance and drag, ritual making and deep listening to planetary ecologies.
Important note: To make our gatherings as safe as possible amidst the ongoing corona virus pandemic, we kindly ask everyone to join with a negative Covid test and wear FFP2 masks when required. More information here
.House of Kal Berlin . Summer 2021 at District, Berlin. Celebration ceremony for Tidal KoHabitat for Post-Patriarchal Futures on 29 July, from 6 pm.
With works and offerings by Arshia Fatima Haq/Discostan, Fiza Khatri, Lucas Odahara, Nuray Demir, Omer Wasim & Saira Sheikh, Shahana Rajani & Zahra Malkani, SS Beben & Promona Sengupta, The Many Headed Hydra, Vassiliea Stylianidou aka Franck-Lee Alli-Tis, Venuri Perera, Vicky Shahjahan and guests.
House of Kal Berlin is a stream of a language where yesterday and tomorrow are the same word. kal co-initiated by Aziz Sohail and The Many Headed Hydra. It unfolds in trans*oceanic correspondences and collaboration with the Houses of Kal Karachi and Colombo.
tidal Kohabitat for post-patriarchal futures
Zubaan Books, Vicky Shahjahan, Vera Ryser, Venuri Perera, Umair Khan, The Many Headed Hydra, Tara Rani, Tamara Fernando, Suza Husse, SS Beben, SoundSysters, Shahana Rajani & Zahra Malkani, Sandev Handy, Sadia Khatri, Raed Yassin, radio kal, Promona Sengupta, Omer Wasim & Saira Sheikh, Nuray Demir, Najia Sabahat Khan, Mahmoud Khaled, Lucas Odahara, Katusa Medusa, Kallia Kefala, Vassiliea Stylianidou aka Franck-Lee Alli-Tis, Fiza Khatri, Fatimah Asghar, Emma WolfHaugh, Aziz Sohail Aziza Ahmad, Arshia Fatima Haq/Discostan, Archive Books, A Frei.
Inspired by Sadia Khatri's science fiction story The City of Mitre which appears in the first kal publication RITUALS, tidal KoHabitat for postpatriarchal futures emerges as an amorphous, de-institutionalised, organically growing/shrinking space for visual, narrative and performative contaminations, for collective learning, speculating, working and for hanging out. The trans*oceanic KoHabitat is dedicated to situated knowledge production about forms of life and community, relations, languages, rituals, symbols, stories and spiritualities which take shape in the ruins left by colonialism, patriarchy, phantasies of human exceptionalism and capitalism.
Full program: http://www.district-berlin.com/en/houseofkal/
.What new words does this tree trunk dream of? A workshop against the pollution of signification, 2021. by Vassiliea Stylianidou aka Franck-Lee Alli-Tis. Within the context of Room to Bloom. Ecofeminism Workshop. During this workshop we will seek to destabilize and dismantle dominant words and texts that reflect power relations against vulnerable landscapes. We will discuss artistic and queer feminist methodologies which aim to destabilize and deconstruct the dominant language. In this workshop we will focus on language in plural and on their interweaving with rhythm, voice and breath. We will collect, draw and record the sonic and visual traces of our technonatural environment; we will then design new letters and words; we will recompose/rewrite texts, while reading the surface of the earth, the sky, the water, the wind, the weather.
Room to Bloom. Ecofeminism Workshop. June 25-30, 2021 in Athens & Online. Organised in cooperation with AthenSYN/Katja Ehrhardt, Avtonomi Akadimia and the European Alternatives. Co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. Workshops by: Mayoori Sangameshwar Hanagodimath (aka MUKTA Mayoori), Marina Naprushkina, Katerina Katsifaraki, Aleksandra Rhodius, Vassiliea Stylianidou aka Franck-Lee Alli-Tis. Presentations by: Penny Travlou (Feminist Autonomous Centre for Research), Nadja Verena Marcin, Eleni Riga, Joulia Strauss, Marc Müller
.Somatic TaleOhrZ_Part I. Who Is the Next Person to Wear It? (2019) in the exhibition The Right to Breathe at Undercurrent NY Brooklyn.
.On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Joseph Beuys´ birthday, I have been invited to contribute a text for the online issue „Beuys.100@BÖLL“. Special thanks to Juliane Duda for the invitation. „Beuys.100@BÖLL“ is organised by the Heinrich Böll Stiftung Berlin. Artists‘ curation: Juliane Duda. Editorial: Annette Maennel.
You can read my poetical text here: https://www.boell.de/.../i-am-only-interested-whats-not...
For more information about „Beuys.100@BÖLL“: https://www.boell.de/de/100-jahre-joseph-beuys...
Some thoughts on sexism, language, feminisms, art and the asterisk in the 'a' of the word 'woman* in athinorama magazine
.WordMord_the video a call for (intra)-action_an ongoing collective project about the relation between language, violence and trauma (2020, 3:32 Min)
As part of the Goldrausch Online Film Screening.
WordMord is an on-going project that focuses on the creation of a collective laboratory for the distortion/destabilisation of derogatory language.
WordMord started as part of the seminar „Feminist Practices in the Public Space at the Era of Globalised Technologies“, organized by theCentre of New Media and Feminist Public Practices at the University of Thessaly, Volos (Gr) in 2019. The project´s starting point are two instances of public violence, misogyny, and homophobia that occurred in Athens in 2018: the brutal murder of the queer activist Zak Kostopoulos/Zackie Oh and the femicide of Eleni Topaludi in Greece in 2018.
Stay tuned for more information about WordMord_project!
WordMord_video will be online on Saturday, 5. December from 2 pm - 20 pm
The Goldrausch Künstlerinnen*projekt celebrates its 30th anniversary! Visit the Goldrausch website on 5th and 6th of December 2020 for the online screening with works by Goldrausch-Alumnae on the topics of collaboration, cohesion and self-organisation. Participants: Elly Clarke, Carolina Hellsgård, Michelle-Marie Letelier, Vassiliea Stylianidou aka Franck-Lee Alli-Tis, Susanne Weirich, Laure Catugier, Diese Frau, Katrin Glanz, Annette Hollywood, Anja Kempe, Christine Kriegerowski und Karl Heinz Jeron, Yvon Chabrowski, Bettina Hoffmann, Susanne Huth, Annelies Kamen, Gabriele Stellbaum, Ella Ziegler, Marlene Denningmann, Linda Franke, Kerstin Honeit, Jana Schulz, Dagmar Weiß. For more information about the full film program: https://goldrausch.org/de/screening/
.The video work Somatic TaleOhZ. Part I: Who Is the Next Person to Wear It, 2019 in VIDEOFORMA VIII, International Festival of Video Art at the Sergey KuryokhinCenter for Contemporary Art in St. Petersburg; More information about the festival: https://kuryokhin.net/viii_videoforma...
.WordMord_Phase II. As part of Glitter and Grief at the Haus der Statistik.
WordMord_an on-going collective project about the relation between language, violence and trauma
Phase II: “Let´s Assemble Our Wordy Arms”_a performative laboratory. Video Presentation/Open Workshop/Call for (intra)-action. In collaboration with Stylianos Benetos.
WordMord poses questions on the relationship between language, trauma and violence against vulnerable bodies, which are not accepted by the patriarchal heteronormative regime. How can we assemble, archive and thusly deconstruct these kinds of speech and the derogatory, sexist, homophobic, ableist and transphobic narratives? By exploring subversive and queer feminist methodologies, WordMord seeks to connect art (poetry/performance/moving image/sound) with queer feminist activism and emancipated life..
We invite you to be part of the open laboratory at the Haus of Statistik on the 6th of October 2020 from 17.30 to 22.00
We will be co-writing and audio-recording derogatory words and narrations. By the means of queer feminist methodologies, we will then distort, destabilize and deconstruct these words and narrations.
.The text-poem-work with the title "Ehmmm….peering. Preliminary Drafts of Upcoming Experiences. Polylingual poems about the relation of public space to embodied garments and to political sexuality" is especially written for the magazine A) GLIMPSE) OF) NEW NARRATIVES FOR THE NOW.
You can order your copy at a very special price now: http://aglimpseof.net/paper-aglimpseof-4/
The “Experiencing The Radical Body” issue is edited by Dimitra Ioannou and Rebecca Wilcox, designed by Marianna Vouza, and features:
• poetry by Serena Braida, Vahni Capildeo, Sasha Dugdale, Katie Ebbitt, Anna Gurton-Wachter, Jane Joritz-Nakagawa, Lotte L.S., Mira Mattar, So Mayer, Diana Manesi, Amy McCauley, Gizem Okulu, Eleanor Perry, Vassiliea Franck-Lee Alli-Tis Stylianidou, and yarrow yes woods
• prose by Stephanie Young
• artworks by Dimitra Ioannou, Caroline May, and Nana Sachini
• Narratives in Progress by Eva Moreda and Rebecca Wilcox
• columns by Louisa Doloksa (on literature and bowels), and Kyriaki Goni (on rituals)
.Aphrodite* / her* geographies, her* complices, her* intersexions (Co-curation)
Since its beginning in 2018 the Aphrodite* queer-feminist film festival aims to establish a long-term relationship with local and international LGBTQI*+ feminist communities. Through film screenings, discussions and workshops, Aphrodite* curates art and activist projects that document the stories and languages of queer-feminist subjects as well as the politics of bodies and borders.
Aphrodite* 2020 following the rise of the far right and systemic racism intimidating refugees*, migrants* and LGBTQI* - feminist subjects, explores art and activist projects which deal with the issues of surveillance, sexuality, body and intimacy. More specifically, this year’s curatorial idea is an initial attempt aiming to establish a platform of queer-feminist groups from bordering Balkan countries. The queer-feminist film festival Aphrodite* 2020 is co-curated by the collectives: Aleanca LGBT (Albania), Sofia Queer Forum (Bulgaria), Pembe Hayat Kuirfest (Turkey), Tiiiit! Inc. (Macedonia).
We question how vulnerability, isolation, restricted freedom of movement and a closed border policy are experienced into local specificities as well as into translocal commonalities. This question becomes even more urgent under the conditions of the pandemic. Furthermore, we seek to conceive new ways of dealing with life and loss that are emerging through these constraints.
Taking into account the narrative(s) of the Balkan peninsula based on both cultural stereotypes and fragmentary historical and political connections, as well as on controversial affinities and the lack of mutual knowledge, we wish to engage in conversation with queer-feminist artists* and collectives in order to reflect on these discourses. The program of Aphrodite* 2020 includes short or feature films, documentaries and diy videos related to the topics of Aphrodite* / her* geographies, her* synergies, her* intersexions. Besides the film and videos selected by the curatorial groups, an additional open call focuses on women* and LGBTQI* artists from the Balkans who live or have lived in Greece.
Due to the constraints imposed by the pandemic, the festival will be held online on December 5th and 6th hosted by the Greek Film Archive.
Curatorial group Aphrodite* 2020: Athens Museum of Queer Arts (AMOQA), Sofia Bempeza, Maria F. Dolores, Sofia Dona, Persephone Kerentzi, Vassiliea Stylianidou aka Franck-Lee Alli-Tis. Co-Curatorial: ALeanca_LGBT (Albania), Sofia Queer Forum (Bulgaria), Pembe Hayat Kuirfest (Turkey), Tiiiit! Inc. (Macedonia).
Guest co-Curator Open Call: Vanessa Giorgo.
With the support of Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Athen and Goethe-Institut Athen.
.The ongoing project WordMord at the Centre of New Media and Feminist Public Practices.
Reading Group - Οnline seminar ΙΙI_Guest: Vassiliea Stylianidou aka Franck-Lee Alli-Tis
The Centre of New Media and Feminist Public Practices transfers its Reading Group series online, Thursdays 18.00 - 21.00. In our reading group, we collectively read and discuss texts that focus on feminist practices, their claims and transformations as well as on public space and globalised economies and technologies. As part of these meetings, we also invite artists to present works coordinated with the work and the research of the Center, aiming to a creative interchange between texts, theory and practice. Since the reading group meetings that we had arranged in the physical space were interrupted due to the pandemic, we decided to continue in the expanded space of the internet. Our online meetings are open to everyone who would like to take part in the discussion.
On Thursday 2 July we will present Vassiliea Stylianidou’s aka Franck-Lee Alli-Tis project WordMord, which was shaped at the Centre of New Media & Feminist Public Practices during a workshop organised by the artist. The starting points of the workshop were two extreme incidents of public violence, misogyny and homophobia: the inhumane lynching and murder of the queer activist Zak Kostopoulos/Zackie Oh, in public view in the centre of Athens, and the femicide of Eleni Topaloudi in Rhodes.
Wordmord poses questions on the relationship between language and violence against vulnerable bodies, which are not accepted by the patriarchal heteronormative regime. Words are micro-archives that reflect power relations, social norms and laws. How is public violence represented through online narratives? How can we assemble, archive and thusly deconstruct these kinds of speech and the derogatory, sexist, homophobic and transphobic narratives that are being developed? By seeking subversive and queer feminist methodologies, Wordmord gives prominence to the political and poetic power of language.
At the Reading Group, we will talk about feminist practices that destabilise dominant languages, as well as the relationship between word and image as representation strategies. Drawing inspiration from the work of Paul B. Preciado, whose writing practice manifests as the technology for the production of subjectivity, Wordmord traces the possible methodologies of (collective) performative writing as a technology that produces embodied (collective) desires.
In the wake of the latest developments of Topaloudi’s trial and verdict, while Zak's trial is still pending and as public opinion is divided, we will talk about necropolitics and the critical implications associated with the understanding of the profound effects that global shifts and crises have on women*, which, under the pressure of a new unprecedented crisis, of the pandemic, are magnified and become complicated. Texts from timeliness and social networks will intersect queer feminist theory that emerges in the present as more relevant than ever.
Image: Another Body Murdered, work in progress from the project WordMord. To construct the image Stylianidou used histogram representations from four images that relate to the murders of Zak Kostopoulos/Zackie Oh and Eleni Topaloudi
For more information: https://www.centrefeministmedia.arch.uth.gr/program/wordmord
.Collaboration with the Center of New Media and Feminist Public Practices, Department of Architecture of Thessaly University, Volos GR
.HOMEMADE EXOTICA at FREIRAUM in der Box, Berlin. Until February 1, 2020
.Somatic TaleOhrz in the exhibition HOMEMADE EXOTICA at FREIRAUM in der Box, Berlin.
On November 14, 2019, at 7pm, the festival AthenSYN I will open its doors with the exhibition HOMEMADE EXOTICA, curated by Sotirios Bahtsetzis, at Freiraum in der Box, Boxhagener Str. 96, Berlin Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg. 16 contemporary Greek artists will present their positions and discuss questions that the documenta14 left open to further evaluation.
Participating artists: Dionisis Christofilogiannis / George Drivas / Alexandros Kaklamanos / Dionysis Kavallieratos/ Georgia Kotretsos/ James Lane / Yorgos Maraziotis/ Georgia Sagri / Yorgos Stamkopoulos/ Joulia Strauss / Vassiliea Stylianidou/ Yannis Theodoropoulos/ Stefanos Tsivopoulos Dimitris Tzamouranis / Zafos Xagoraris/ Theodoros Zafeiropoulos. For more information: http://www.athensyn.com
.Workshop Feminism and Φύλο/Σοφία. Panel Discussion with Chloe Kolyri and Athina Athanasiou, Panteion University, Department of Social and Political Sciences. Επιστημονική Επιτροπή: Α. Αθανασίου,Β. Ιακώβου, Χ. Κολύρη, Χ. Κουλούρη, Έ. Τζελέπη, Γ. Φαράκλας, Γ. Φουρτούνης. Οργανωτική Επιτροπή: Ν. Αναπλιώτης, Σ. Α. Κασδοβασίλη, Σ. Χαλβαντζής
.Greek Writers@Berlin - Teil II. Präsentation und Gespräch mit Vassiliea Stylianidou und Aristoteles Chaitidis. Moderation: Andrea Mavroidis
Lettrétage, Mehringdamm 61, 10961 Berlin, Germany. Kuratiert und organisiert by Michaela Prinzinger
.Somatic TaleOhrZ (two channel video installation with sound, 2019) in the exhibition Is It Possible to Live Outside of Language? at the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture in Karachi, Pakistan during August and September 2019. Organized by the Goethe Institut in Karachi. Curated by Aziz Sohail.
Text / Video editing / Sound composition: Vassiliea Stylianidou.
Vocals: littlediva and Franck-Lee Alli-Tis.
Conception and implementation of the performative garment: Theodora Provopoulou.
Performer: Franck-Lee Alli-Tis.
Text about the history of textile industry: F. R.
Embodied performative reading and recording of the historical text about ready-to-wear industry : Asad Alvi.
Special thanks to: Eftychios Agathonikos, Jürgen Meyer, Amelia Seymour, Chryssa Tsampazi, Theodora Provopoulou, Asad Alvi, Asiz Sohail and to Ayse Orhon for their generous contribution and support!
About the exhibition “Is It Possible to Live Outside of Language?":
The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy opens with the protagonist Anjum, a hijra who has set up her own community in a graveyard in Delhi as a mode of survival and resistance from the broader conformist and violent society. When Anjum is born as an intersex infant, her mother interrogates the binary gendered Urdu language as a means to name and define her child, wondering ‘is it possible to live outside of language?’
Taking this story as a jumping off point, the exhibition and its associated programming is an investigation and reflection of both the limitations and possibilities of language as a means to define, explain and express diverse genders and sexualities across time and space. Featuring new commissions by artists Fiza Khatri, Lucas Odahara, The Many Headed Hydra, Omer Wasim and Vassilieia Stylianidou, the works address the complex burden and inheritance of language in our daily lives as it narrows our ability to express even while encouraging us to explore new modes of expression and writing to explain our circumstances and lives. The exhibition is complemented by a series of public programs including readings, performances and talks by Momina Masood, Asad Alvi, Fazal Rizvi, Mehlab Jameel and Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, amongst others, as well as private workshops targeted towards emerging writers and artists. Even though a sober and timely reflection on the challenges and erasure of diverse voices in our society, this project is also a celebration of solidarity and community in order to chart new futures.
The exhibition opens on Thursday, August 22, 4 – 8 PM and runs through September 24.
Public programming details:
Monday, August 26, 5.30 - 7 PM
Conversation and readings with Fiza Khatri, Lucas Odahara & Vassiliea Stylianidou; performance by Sameena Nazeer
Thursday, August 29, 5.30 – 7 PM
An evening of performative readings of complex and personal stories of memory, desire and family by Fazal Rizvi, Momina Masood and Asad Alvi.
The exhibition and its associated programming is curated by Aziz Sohail and commissioned by the Goethe-Institut Pakistan. Programming and logistical support is provided by the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture and Vasl Artists Association.
.Conversation and readings with Fiza Khatri, Lucas Odahara & Vassiliea Stylianidou; performance by Sameena Nazeer.
Monday, August 26, 5.30 - 7 PM. As part of the ongoing exhibition Is It Possible to Live Outside of Language? at the the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture in Karachi, Pakistan. Organized by the Goethe Institut in Karachi. Curated by Aziz Sohail.
.Thinking Translation. Workshop with Asad Alvi. As part of the ongoing exhibition Is It Possible to Live Outside of Language? at the the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture in Karachi, Pakistan. Organized by the Goethe Institut in Karachi. Curated by Aziz Sohail.
.Aphrodite* / her* magic, her* work, her* desire, her* power, her* care. 21-23 June – Film screenings, 16–23 June – Workshops and events. Part of Athens and Epidaurus Festival 2019. For more information here: https://aphroditeproject.org/
Within the context of a growing conservatism of Greek society, that places each aspect of diversity (gender, race, sexuality etc.) at the margins, the Aphrodite* polyphonic project acquires an obvious impact and urgency. The Aphrodite* project, including film screenings, workshops and discussions, seeks to reinforce the action and visibility of queer feminist practices and collectives, in order to strengthen their voices against the culture of sexism and social racism.
Curators: Sofia Bempeza, Sofia Dona, Persephone Kerentzi, Vassiliea Stylianidou, Athens Museum of Queer Arts (Maria F. Dolores, Johnny Pavlatos, Holly Ιngleton, Alex Buschky), Beaver.
Guest co-curators: Cinenova (London), Pembe Hayat Kuirfest Ankara, TransFormations – Trans* Film Festival Berlin, Ntiana Manesi & Phryne Konti, Adeola Naomi Aderemi.
Artists/Filmmakers: Demhat Aksoy, Gizem Aksu, Margarita Athanasiou, Jean-Pierre Bekolo, Jay Bernard, Anna Brownfield, Rodrigo D’Alcântara, Michelle Fiordaliso, Su Friedrich Leah Gilliam, Sinan Göknur, Maude Matton & SJ Rahatoka, Vilma Meniki, Pol Merchan, Tracey Moffatt, Thomas Anthony Owen & Kentaro Kumanomido, Chelsea Poe & Courtney Trouble, Elizabeth Okoh, Prokne, Sarah Pucill, Qigemu, Queer(s’) Talk(s) workshop group, Saundra Sharp, Caroline Sheldon, Tejal Shah, Tran T Kim Trang, Evi Tsiligaridou.
Workshops facilitators: Adeola Naomi Aderemi, Sofia Bempeza, Maria F. Dolores, Gender Panic Collective, Atina Kolektifi, Despina Sevasti, Anni Simati, Vassiliea Stylianidou aka Franck-Lee Alli-Tis, Vanessa Veneti, Anna T., Maria Tzeferi.
Presentations/Discussions: Rana Haddad, Eleni Tsampouri, Olympia Zografos, Political Fatties, Chloe Kolyri, Stella Kasdovasili, Demetra Tzanaki, Yannis Rigas, Kostas Skarpidis, Clara Vlachodimitropoulou Rodriquez, the group Queering Psychoanalysis in Athens.
(*) According to gender theory the asterisk implies the inclusion of all gender identities.
.Collaborative sound/video work which came out of the workshop "Queer(s´) Talk(s) _translating transwriting transreading gender and body". By and with: Alex Buschky, Maria F. Dolores, Kristalli Zacharioudaki, Dimitra Ioannou, Vicky Kamp, Ntiana Manesi, Anastasia Memmou, Christina Morfoulaki, Alkystis-Lara Papadaki, Vassiliea Stylianidou aka Franck-Lee Alli-Tis, Anna T., Ourania Tsiakalou, Myrto Tsilibounidi, Christina Foivi, Niovi Fotopoulou, Catherina Chatzidimitriou. Within the context of Aphrodite* 2019 / her* magic her* work her* desire her* power her* care. SCREENINGS at GREEK FILM ARCHIVE - LAIS OPEN AIR CINEMA, Athens. Part of Athens and Epidaurus Festival 2019. For more information here: https://aphroditeproject.org
.Queer(s´) Talk(s). translating, transwriting, transreading
Workshop about the poetics of (queer) language(s) and the relationship between language, affect, gender and trans* bodies. The workshop is run by Anna Τ. and Vassiliea Stylianidou aka Franck-Lee Alli-Tis. Special guest: Dimitra Ioannou (D.Ι.).
Within the context of queer feminist project Aphrodite* / her* magic, her* work, her* desire, her* power, her* care. Part of Athens and Epidaurus Festival 2019. For more information here:[nbsp]https://aphroditeproject.org/
.A Glimpse Of / new narratives for the now. The Eccentric Issue
The new online issue of "A Glimpse Of / new narratives for the now" is here!
Alongside intriguing and polymorphic text-works you will find a new piece with the title «the flying body of a butterfly in a battlefield»_
An Escher-like text for two voices and a choir written by Franck-Lee Alli-Tis in conversation with FOR AN ANONYMOUS FUGITIVE AUTHOR* (FAAFAu). With works from: Louise Akers, Theodoros Chiotis, Aurelia Declercq, Bryan Edenfield, Eremus, Carolyn Guinzio, Brooke Larson,
John Morgan, Joshua Smith, Andrew Taylor, Βασιλεία Στυλιανίδου//Vassiliea Stylianidou, yarrow yes woods
.Intervention! Intoxication?, 4th Biennial of the Performance Philosophy Amsterdam, Vlaams Cultuurhuis de Brakke Grond and Universiteitstheater Amsterdam. 14th to 17th of March 2019
The 4th Biennial of the Performance Philosophy network takes the shape of a research festival and conference. Academics and makers explore the ways in which intervention brings about ideas that were impossible to think before. We ask ourselves: What are the possibilities and forms of intervention today? Can the arts bring about social change?
Extra programs by/with Goethe-Institut Niederlande .
More information: https://performancephilosophy-amsterdam.nl
.The poetry of memory, at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete, Rethymnon GR
Extended dates: 21.09.2018 - 31.3.2019
.Feminist Practices in the Public Space at the Era of Globalised Technologies. Seminars and Workshops Programme at the Center of New Media and Feminist Public Practices, Department of Architecture of Thessaly University, Volos GR. Research Program Coordinator: Elpida Karaba. The Center of New Media and Feminist Public Practices is dedicated to the production, postproduction, distribution and support of women's’ practice and development of feminist theory. For more information: https://www.centrefeministmedia.arch.uth.gr/program/wordmord
.Workshop series at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste Dresden / Bühnen-und Kostümbild, Academy of Fine Arts Dresden
.I AM A 19th CENTURY FACTORY CHIMNEY STACK, 2014 in the exhibition The poetry of memory, at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete, Rethymnon GR. Curated by E. Ikonomou.
21.09.2018 - 31.3.2019
.This is Not an Artwork (glitter acts and words) in collaboration with Justice for Zackie Block Berlin and Soli Tsoli Berlin (2018) in the exhibition ÄRMEL AUFKREMPELN ZUPACKEN AUFBAUEN! ONE NIGHT GROUP SHOW, at Spor Klübü Project Space Berlin. Curated by Matthias Mayer.
Responding to Matthias´s Mayer (Spor Klübü project space Berlin) invitation to participate in the one night show entitled „ÄRMEL AUFKREMPELN ZUPACKEN AUFBAUEN!“ („Roll up your sleeves! Get to work!“) which urges us to reconsider our relation to the revolutionary generation of 68s, I invited -in my turn- the „Justice for Zackie Block Berlin“ (queer activists from greece and Soli Tsoli group) to collaborate with me. We developed together a performative installation / intervention with the title „This is Not an Artwork (glitter acts and words)“ (2018) employing one placard the group made for its participation in the Unteilbar demonstration in Berlin in September 2018. The slogan on the placard is inspired by a facebook post of Zak Kostopoulos / Zackie from 2016.
On Friday, September 21, Zak Kostopoulos, an activist of the LGBTIQ+ movement, HIV positive, antifascist and drag queen (Zackie Oh!), was brutally assassinated in the centre of Athens in public view and in broad daylight. The murder was instigated by "outraged citizens merely trying to protect their property” with the tolerance and complicity of men of the Greek Police. It has been followed by an unprecedented operation of covering up the murder, misinforming the public through the mass media, and presenting the victim as a perpetrator. The murder of Zak/Zackie was an act of barbarism and growing fascism. We demand justice. We will fight until those who are guilty of Zak's/Zackie´s murder are punished. We will fight against fascism and "normativity". Our lives matter.
"ÄRMEL AUFKREMPELN ZUPACKEN AUFBAUEN!"
ONE NIGHT GROUP SHOW. Artists / Künstler*innen: Boris Abel, Sonja Alhäuser, Mika Andersen, Robert Barta, Matthias Beckmann, Thomas Behling, Hannes Berwing, Antje Blumenstein, Pedro Boese, Gunnar Borbe, Saskia Breitenreicher, Johannes Bünemann, Matthew Burbidge, Astrid Busch, Alexander Callsen, Till Cremer, Rolf Czulius, Nataly Dietz, Knut Eckstein, Irena Eden & Stijn Lernout, Niki Elbe, Frederik Foert, Monika Goetz, Massoud Graf-Hachempour, Ben Greber, Thomas Grötz, Lise Harlev, Alekos Hofstetter, Stephan Homann , Birgit Hölmer, Sonja Hornung, Irène Hug, Hubi W. Jäger, Jakob Jensen, Thomas Jocher, Uwe Jonas, Klaus Jörres, Sven Kalden, Silke Koch, Karen Koltermann, Karsten Korn, Simone Lanzenstiel, Julia Lazarus, Lichtstrahl & Bleiche, Simon Lindhardt, Sabine Linse, Ingeborg Lockemann und Elke Mohr, Christine Lohr, Frank Maier, Gerhard Mantz, Matthias Mayer, Stefanie Mayer, Wolfgang Mayer, Ulrike Mohr, Peter Müller, Paula Muhr, Leo de Munk, Berit Myrebøe, Kirsten Palz, Manfred Peckl, Kathrin Rabenort, Thomas & Renée Rapedius, Maria-Leena Räihälä, Benjamin Renter, Cornelia Renz, Jiannis Savvidis, Katalin Schaak, Olivia W. Seiling, Johanna Smiatek, Erik Smith, Elisabeth Sonneck, Anne Staszkiewicz, Gabriele Stellbaum, Vassiliea Stylianidou with Justice for Zak / Zackie Block Berlin (queer activists from greece and Soli Tsoli group), Stoll & Wachall, Max Sudhues, Anja Teske, Peter Torp, Chryssa Tsampazi, Micki Tschur, Kata Unger, Julien Villaret, Gabiela Volanti, Anke Völk, Florian Wagner, Christine Weber, Linda Weiss, Anke Westermann, Barbara Wille, Markus Wirthmann, Michaela Zimmer, Christof Zwiener.
.Aphrodite* – her* stories, her* bodies, her* politics, her* languages, her* images,
Screenings, workshops, lectures. Co-curation with Sofia Dona and Sofia Bempeza in collaboration with the Athens Museum of Queer Arts (Amoqa), the Beaver Collective Athens, Cinenova London and the Schwules Museum Berlin. Part of the Athens & Epidauros Festival 2018. More information: https://aphroditeproject.org/
.The Element of Change, at the Obdachlosen Wohnplattform in Berlin-Moabit. In collaboration with fashion designer/fiber artist Michaela Callaghan and choreographer Ayşe Orhon. Curated by Aleksandra Roth-Belkova and Lina Theodorou. Part of Ortstermin 2018 Berlin-Moabit
.5. Mond: 15.5. – 12.6.2018. T-Shirts, moustaches and theories in progress artistic femmifestations
at Schwules Museum Berlin. Curation: Vera Hofmann.
"Working On It" by Karin Michalski, Sabian Baumann, 2008
“Hello! My name is B_ _ o _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _d _ y _ _ and I am here to abduct the f_ _ _ut_ _ u_ _ _ _ _ _ re_ _ _” by Vassiliea Stylianidou, 2017
"#manifestA" von Nathalie Percillier, 2012
"Das Loch" von Julia v. Randow, 1993
"Bolita Berlinesa – La Vuelta de la malona" von Verena Melgarejo Weinandt, 2014
"Impossible Bodies" von Lani Rodriguez, 2014
"Our Vagina, Ourselves" von Dajing, 2017
More inforamation: https://www.schwulesmuseum.de
The films in the 5th program of the 12 Moons Film Lounge are declarations of both war and love: against colonial-racial repression, against the Othering of bodies, against rigid identity concepts and for the development of new languages, forms and coordinates. For self-determination and collectivity, physical thinking and its resonance spaces. There to live manifestos and to dream theories. In the form of dance, performance, painting, rap, text, music and experimental video, the artists subject existing power relations to negotiation, feminisms and identity politics of different generations rub against each other, positions fuse together and come apart.The film selection, shown as projections and on two monitors in the 12 Moons Film Lounge, condenses artistic perspectives from three decades into a complex survey of the politics of speaking about identities and bodies. Can we possibly come closer to the answers by autoperforation? And should we print them on t-shirts? Do we read glued mustaches in this part of the earth the same way as elsewhere and how can the experiences of “female” “bodies” remain relevant in the postidentitarian discourse? How can avatars help us to develop a radically new language, the blurred of which may allow something like solidarity to seem possible. Text meets body, word meets movement, story meets future. “Exhaustion is wicked. Kissing is too”.
.The publication of the exhibition "Tomorrows: Urban fictions for possible futures" that was organized by Οnassis Cultural Centre Athens and curated by Daphne Dragona and Panos Dragonas is now online!
The eBook is available as a free download at https://bit.ly/2INGCEI in three types of files:
● pdf (18MB for all operational systems)
● interactive pdf with embedded videos (190MB for all operational systems)
● interactive epub with embedded videos (259MB for MacOS, iOS)
It can also be ordered as print-on-demand hardcopy at https://bit.ly/2k1UsFE.
The catalogue includes exhibition photos by Mariana Bisti and new articles by Thomas Doxiadis, Cathryn Dwyre & Chris Perry, Shannon Mattern, Tobias Revell & Georgina Voss, and Bruce Sterling.
It presents the works of: Ava Aghakouchak & Maria Paneta, Morehshin Allahyari & Daniel Rourke, Aristide Antonas, AREA Architecture Research Athens, Erich Berger & Mari Keto, James Bridle, Penelope Haralambidou & MArch Unit 24 - Bartlett School of Architecture, Emma Charles, Shu Lea Cheang, Manolis Daskalakis-Lemos, Design Earth, Cathryn Dwyre & Chris Perry, Kyriaki Goni, Adam Harvey, Lydia Kallipoliti & Andreas Theodoridis, Demetra Katsota & the Coastal Domains Option Studio - University of Patras, Zissis Kotionis, !Mediengruppe Bitnik, Metahaven, New Affiliates & FarzinFarzin, Point Supreme, Tobias Revell, Stefania Strouza & The New Raw, Vassiliea Stylianidou, Lina Theodorou, Zenovia Toloudi, Victoria University of Wellington, Pinar Yoldas, Michael Young & the Yale School of Architecture Advanced Studio, Liam Young.
It also features the historical visionary works of Constantinos A. Doxiadis and Takis Ch. Zenetos including previously unpublished drawings.
ARCHIVE / NEWS
.I AM A 19th CENTURY FACTORY CHIMNEY STACK, 2014
along with A0 prints of my text "Let´s start with the letter S, shhh,_As in politics_by FOR AN ANONYMOUS FUGITIVE AUTHOR” (2014-in progress) in the exhibition "The Real Estate Show Extended / Berlin" (Group exhibition on the subject of “Gentrification, Real Estate Speculation and Selling out the City“ in Berlin, June 2017. Curated by Matthias Mayer). The work “I AM A 19th CENTURY FACTORY CHIMNEY STACK” investigates the interrelation between architecture, body, politics, labour and time. It sets also questions about the contradictions and connections between artistic labour and life. The video is based on my poetic text - in progress "Let´s start with the letter S, shhh,_As in politics” (2014-in progress). German translation: Michaela Prinzinger.
.The Real Estate Show Extended/Berlin. Group exhibition on the subject of “Gentrification, Real Estate Speculation and Selling out the City at Kunstpunk Berlin. Curated by Matthias Mayer.
Eröffnung / Opening: Fr. / Fri., 02. 06. 2017, 19:00. Duration: 03. 06. – 24. 06. 2017.
Artists: Boris Abel, Volker Andresen, Astali/Peirce, Matthias Bade, Sheila Barcik, Fides Becker, Roland Boden, Gunnar Borbe, Saskia Breitenreicher, Alexander Callsen/Boris Jöns, Till Cremer, Nataly Dietz, Knut Eckstein, Irena Eden & Stijn Lernout, Annette Erlenwein/Anja Weber, Xenia Fink/ Jinny Yu/Guillermo Trejo, Ingo Gerken, Robert Gfader, Monika Goetz, Mariola Groener, Vanessa Henn, Alekos Hofstetter, Birgit Hölmer, Becky Howland, Irène Hug, Institut für kosmische Architektur, Uwe Jonas, Silke Koch, Pia Lanzinger, Julia Lazarus, Jens Christian Madsen, Antje Majewski, Matthias Mayer, Stefanie Mayer, Peter Mönnig, Oliver Möst, Alan Moore, Morgenvogel Real Estate (Maria-Leena Räihälä & Manuel Bonik), Paula Müller, Joseph Nechvatal, Daniel Permanetter, Kathrin Rabenort, Monika Rechsteiner, Benjamin Renter, Kirstin Rogge, Adrian Schiesser, Alexander Schippel, Richard Schütz, Olivia W. Seiling, Eva Seufert, Erik Smith, Elisabeth Sonneck, Gabriele Stellbaum, Vassiliea Stylianidou, Caro Suerkemper, Anja Teske, Anke Völk, Gabriela Volanti, Linda Weiss, Anke Westermann, Maja Weyermann, Ina Wudtke, Sibylle Zeh.
."Hello! My name is Β_ _ o _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _d _ y _ _ and I am here to abduct the f_ _ _ut_ _ u_ _ _ _ _ _ re_ _ _" (2017)
in the exhibition "TOMORROWS. Urban fictions for possible futures" at Diplareios School, Athens. Curated by Daphne Dragona, Panos Dragonas. Organised by Onassis Cultural Center, Athens.
Featuring: !Mediengruppe Bitnik / Morehshin Allahyari & Daniel Rourke, with ARTEKLAB, Darlene Farris-Labar, Antonio Esparza and Geraldine Juárez / AREA (Research Architecture Athens) / Aristide Antonas / Erich Berger & Mari Keto / James Bridle / Emma Charles / Shu Lea Cheang / Manolis Daskalakis-Lemos / Constantinos Doxiadis / Cathryn Dwyre & Chris Perry, with Hailey Beyer, Gabriela Fiorentino, Yara Kawar, Dariusz Kulinski, Skye Ruozzi, Richard Sarrach and Jacob Wigton / Design Earth / Benhaz Farahi / Kyriaki Goni / Penelope Haralambidou & the MArch Unit 24 from Bartlett UCL / Adam Harvey / Lydia Kallipoliti & Andreas Theodoridis, with Xueping Li, Erica Vinson, Dakota Pace and Seraphim Le / Demetra Katsota & the Coastal Domains Option Studio, University of Patras Department of Architecture / Zissis Kotionis / Metahaven / New Affiliates & Farzin Farzin / Maria Paneta & Ava Aghakouchak / Point Supreme Architects / Tobias Revell / Ross Stevens, Simon Fraser, Samuel Munneke, with Nichole Hone, Evangeline Martin and Loek Ties Hendriks, Victoria University of Wellington / Stefania Strouza & the New Raw / Vassiliea Stylianidou / Lina Theodorou / Zinovia Toloudi / Pinar Yoldas / Liam Young / Michael Young & Yale School of Architecture Advanced Studio / Takis Ch. Zenetos.
The project with the title “Hello! My name is Β_ _ o _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _d _ y _ _ and I am here to abduct the f_ _ _ut_ _ u_ _ _ _ _ _ re_ _ _” is a polyphonic -both real and fictitious- discussion between five persons and one Alien-Narrator.
It poses as its starting point the question of the relation between the body, gender, language and the future. More specifically, it explores the political dimension of trans* /inter*/ non binary /de-gendered identities and their relation to language and their visions about the future. The discussion begins with following assumptions and inquiries:
We cannot speak about the future without first speaking about gender. And we cannot speak about gender without modifying the language in which we speak and feel and understand and love one another. The future–if something like this exists–passes necessarily through the de/re- construction of language. Language becomes not just the means but the body itself. How is this possible? Is a gender transition possible only through language?
The project proposes to design a new language of the future for the trans*/inter*/ non-binary / de-gendered body. For the body who wants to construct /form a new identity. Or even a language for the erasure of identity.
Texts contributed by: Lann Hornscheidt, Ria Klug, Tucké Royale, Jayrôme C. Robinet, FOR AN ANONYMOUS FUGITIVE AUTHOR. Sound design / Multichannel Mix / Mastering: Lorenz Erdmann. Sound editing: Lorenz Erdmann, Vassiliea Stylianidou. Choir composition: nanavongestern. Vocals / Narration: Nana, Jamie Diker, Ria Klug, FOR AN ANONYMOUS FUGITIVE AUTHOR. Production assistant: Frank Wismar. Performative rehearsals /sound recording at Studio Merrrz*bau@STUDIOvisits.
Special thanks to TRIQ, TransInterQueer e.V. Berlin, Joep Hegger.
.Subjectivities, art, politics An event organized by the team of the international research project "Learning from documenta" in collaboration with TWIXTlab will be held on Friday April 28th, 2017 at 7:00 pm.
This event aims to approach the experience of subjects and locate them in the cross-cut between political action and art institutions in Athens during the financial crisis. We will try to highlight the ways through which personal critical stances are transformed through art institutions into a politics of art.
Participants can join one of the two “tables” of conversation opened by three short presentations. During the discussion, participants can move from table to table. Afterwards, the coordinators will summarize the discussion to all present, and open for public comments. Throughout the duration, three videos from contributing artists will be screened, contributing to the conversation.
Discussion a. Subjective experiences from art institutions
Themis Pantazakos (Ph.D. candidate at University College London), “Me and my friends in the Biennale (and other monsters)”
Dimitris Babilis (Dramatologist, Director), “POV documenta”
Paris Legakis, “Fear and Ethics”
Coordination: Aris Anagnostopoulos (anthropologist, historian)
Discussion b. Art institutions and politics
Christina Thomopoulos (visual artist), “Sociopolitical art: where, how, when and until when, by whom and for whom?”
Orestis Chrysikopoulos (investigator of contemporary art - activist groups),“Basic survival principles for a critical artwork inside the world of institutions”
Hypatia Vourloumis (performance theorist, International Center of Hellenic and Mediterranean Studies),“Without Subject”
Coordination: Elpida Rikou (anthropologist, visual artist)
VIDEO: Panos Sklavenitis (visual artist), South - Thoughts on a European Geography of Over and Under, Video, 05:41.
Persa Mytrsou (visual artist), The Sisterhood Intifada - Ayşenur Babuna on Hunger Strike
(video about The Babuna Sisterhood Intifada, ca. 7-10 mn)
Vassiliea Stylianidou (visual artist), A CLOUDish wALL IS HAUNTING THE WORLD, 2015. 15 min.
The event will take place at TWIXTLab, Empedokleous 19, Pagkrati. A party will follow the event.
The discussion will be conducted in Greek.
For further information, please see: http://www.facebook.com/learningfromdocumenta
.KNOTRPSELL_first_constuction_by FOR AN ANONYMOUS FUGITIVE AUTHOR, 2016_ intermedia performative installation.
Within the scope of the exhition Regarding Nicolas Calas at the Athens School of Fine Arts.
The work titled KNOTRPSELL_first_construction_by FOR AN ANONYMOUS FUGITIVE AUTHOR, 2016 is an intermedia performative installation of a site for the interaction of more artistic media such as a sculptural installation, a text industrially woven into fabric, voice, sound and performance. This intermedia performative installation belongs to the wider body of a work-in-progress with the general working title What is to be undone.
For that work, in 2013, Vassiliea Stylianidou exported 20 multicolored bolts of fabric from the family fabric business in Thessaloniki to Munich aiming to produce/generate – through the work – a debt that is simultaneously financial, familial and artistic. Through an artistic narrative that moves in-between truth and invention, Vassiliea Stylianidou ponders with critical irony, the meaning and the construction of artistic value: in the context of the specific work-in-progress, the debt is equated with the work of art itself: the debt is the artwork, its medium and its materiality – as it is continuously being transferred from the institutional organizer to the artist, from the artist to the artwork and thence to space and also to the viewer herself. That debt, impossible to repay, is set into constant motion, becoming transformed and hybrid.
Since 2013, following several different, successive and autonomous performative installations, the twelve bolts of fabric spread/transfer and transform the debt and the value of the artwork, as they engaged every time with the new thematic sequence of the respective work. In this manner, different systems of thought and organization converse in the artwork, such as visual and poetic thinking with (made up) financial reality with the social structure of the patriarchal family, with the body (embodiment) and with sexuality. For the exhibition Regarding Nicolas Calas, Vassiliea Stylianidou constructs a poetic text that explores the question of the mutual influence between language and the body and gender identity. Using as a departure point three phrases from N. Calas’ poetry collection 16 French Poems,
Nothing is yours and your gender scares you
You will not see me any more as I am, not even in words
Nothing can stop the news item
the artist continues in her text the exploration of “what words make up the body”, by positing a series of questions and poetic positions on the constructive and performative potential of language in the possible reconstructions of the gendered body’s identity.
Following an order by the artist, the text is woven using a weaving machine.
In this performative installation are involved the text, the weaving and seven strips cut off from the twenty bolts – that have come from the artistic narrative which conjoins financial and familial debt as well as the body as a gendered system of identities.
At the same time, the text is the basis for an audio work.
The performance along with the audio work humorously conjoins transgenderism and intermediality as potentialities for performative construction and as experienced realities.
The word KNOTRPSELL in the work’s title is a made up word which the two performers do and undo for and with the viewers. In this manner, critical exploration is instigated of one or two of the many possibilities of construction and reconstruction of gender through language, following and paraphrasing what Judith Butler describes in her book Undoing Gender: «One is always “doing” with or for another, even if the other is only imaginary. What I call my “own” gender appears perhaps at times as something that I author or, indeed, own. But the terms that make up one´s own gender are, from the start, outside oneself, beyond oneself in a sociality that has no single author (and that radically contests the notion of authorship itself).»
Performers:: Leonie Philine Bitto, FOR AN ANONYMOUS FUGITIVE AUTHOR
Sound processing: Niklas Meier
Mixing / Sound editing: Niklas Meier, Vassiliea Stylianidou
Mastering: Lorenz Erdmann
Design and and execution of the performative uniform:: Vassiliea and Despina Stylianidou
Weaving of text into fabric: Knitting Factory George C. Papageorgiou
Performative sound synchronisation: Veronica Bionika Malagon
Video and foto documentation: Kyriakos Tsiftsopoulos, Marigo Angelidou
Translation: Konstantine Matsoukas
Since 2014 Vassiliea Stylianidou is working οn the process of constructing FOR AN ANONYMOUS FUGITIVE AUTHOR*.
This author who is not one. Gender: fugitive. Genre: fugitive trope.
FOR AN ANONYMOUS FUGITIVE AUTHOR* is
1. a machinic artistic medium in transition,
2. an assemblage of singularities,
3. a migrating dispositive of names, bodies, knowledge, lack of knowledge, organs, instruments, private and public histories and places … and the gaps, differences, misunderstandings between them (...)
.Regarding Nicolas Calas_International Symposium and Exhibition at Athens School of Fine Arts, Theatre-ASFA, Athens GR
Symposium: 21 and 22 October 2016. Exhibition: 21 October 2016 – 27 October 2016.
Exhibition opening: Friday 21 October 2016, 20:00
Participating artists: Maria Georgoula, Constantinos Hadzinikolaou, Dimitra Ioannou, Vassilis Noulas - Kostas Tzimoulis, Nina Papakonstantinou, Tereza Papamichali, Nana Sachini - Iordanis Papadopoulos, Kyrillos Sarris, Yiannis Sinioroglou, Eva Stefani, Vassiliea Stylianidou, Antonis Vathis, Myrto Xanthopoulou
During the opening of the exhibition I will be presenting the performative installation KNOTRPSELL_construction vol.1_by FOR AN ANONYMOUS FUGITIVE AUTHOR.
.Perpetrator´s Tower. Performative installation, 2007-2017.
Within the exhibition Iglan is a Bitch at Spor Klübü Berlin. Curated by Matthias Mayer.
With: Boris Abel | Michelle Alperin | Volker Andresen | Caroline Bayer | Fides Becker | Antje Blumenstein | Gunnar Borbe | Sabine Bokelberg | Sascha Boldt | Tanya von Barnau | Ben Cottrell | Rolf Czulius | Nataly Dietz | Thomas Draschan | Knut Eckstein | Irena Eden & Stijn Lernout | Niki Elbe | Frederik Foert & Olivia W. Seiling | Kathrin Ganser | Ingo Gerken | Robert Gfader | GODsDOGs | Massoud Graf-Hachempour | Mariola Groener | Hlynur Hallsson | Pablo Hermann | Marie von Heyl | Irène Hug | Annika Hippler | Thomas Jocher | Uwe Jonas | Sven Kalden | Silke Koch | Karsten Korn | Anastasia Khoroshilova | Joke Lanz/Simon Parfrement | Daniela Lehmann-Carrasco | Christine Lohr | Matthias Mayer | Stefanie Mayer | Paula Müller | Leo de Munk | Joe Neave | Rainer Neumeier | Florence Obrecht | Kirsten Palz | Axel Pahlavi | Manfred Peckl | Maria-Leena Räihälä | Benjamin Renter | Cornelia Renz | Römer + Römer | Ann Schomburg | Richard Schütz | Michael Schultze | Stefanie von Schroeter | Amelia Seymour | Raaf van der Sman | Johanna Smiatek | Erik Smith | Elisabeth Sonneck | Anne Staszkiewicz | Max Sudhues | Gabriele Stellbaum | Sarah Strassmann | Jaro Straub | Vassiliea Stylianidou | Maki Takano | Alex Tennigkeit | Anja Teske | Thea Timm | Peter Torp | Julius Weiland | Linda Weiss | Anke Westermann | Sibylle Zeh | Michaela Zimmer | Oliver Zwink
.GUARDS FOR SEXTED BODIES_LANGUAGE CURVES SPACE (2010). Single-channel video installation within the scope of Georgian Filmfestival at Theater am Olgaeck, Stuttgart. Curated by Dr. Lily Fürstenow.
.NICE! An exhibition and a book. A poetic exploration about the possibility of return, of memory, homeland and loss.
Full online version here: https://issuu.com/salondevortex/docs/nice_online/1?e=0
Check it out now! Among other intriguing texts / artworks you´ll find the greek and english versions of my text with the title: „My body is my office. By FOR AN ANONYMOUS FUGITIVE AUTHOR“.
.sound acts :: music performance identity at KET, Athens. May 5-8 2016
.FA®THER_ERRATIC PATTERNS. By FOR AN ANONYMOUS FUGITIVE AUTHOR, 2016 in the exhibition NICE! an exhibition and a book. A poetic exploration about the possibility of return, of memory, homeland and loss at Manos Loizos Cultural Center, Athens. March 16 - April 4 2016
During the opening of the exhibition NICE! An exhibition and a book I presented the performative sound/video installation with the title “FA®THER_ERRATIC PATTERNS. By FOR AN ANONYMOUS FUGITIVE AUTHOR“.
In the specific work the FOR AN ANONYMOUS FUGITIVE AUTHOR_agents are the following:
Performers: Polyxeni Angelidou (dancer, choreographer) Vassiliea Stylianidou.
Music: Vassiliea Stylianidou, Lorenz Erdmann
Sound editing, music arrangement assistant and mastering: Lorenz Erdmann
Design and execution of performative uniform: Vassiliea and Despina Stylianidou
Weaving of text into fabric using a knitting machine: Eftichios Agathonikos
Translation: Konstantin Konstantine Matsoukas
Proof-reader: Christina Spyropoulou
Documentation: Marigo Angelidou (Photography), Kyriakos Tsiftsopoulos (video).
The work titled “FA®THER_ERRATIC PATTERNS. By FOR AN ANONYMOUS FUGITIVE AUTHOR„ is assembled and unfolds through five different artistic media: (poetic) text, sculptural installation, performance, video and music. These media interweave and interrelate, both spatially and conceptually, to produce a performative video installation.
The work “FA®THER_ERRATIC PATTERNS. By FOR AN ANONYMOUS FUGITIVE AUTHOR„ treats the concepts of return and of language as a linguistic and bodily topological process of recurring patterns.
The work constructs with humor and a critical edge a particular narrative in which are involved in an interactive capacity 20 bolts of fabric, a clothing export company, a family, a debt, 500 Art Bonds, two or three texts, voice, rhythm, the audience and the artist herself.
Materials: 20 bolts of fabric, text woven into fabric, video, music.
As of 2015, via a nexus of communicating works, Vassiliea Stylianidou evolves and constructs FOR AN ANONYMOUS FUGITIVE AUTHOR. FOR AN ANONYMOUS FUGITIVE AUTHOR (she, he, it). This author who/which is not one.
Gender: fugitive, genre: fugitive, trope: fugitive change.
FOR AN ANONYMOUS FUGITIVE AUTHOR is
1. a machinic artistic medium in transition, 2. an assemblage of singularities, 3. a migrating dispositive of names, bodies, knowledge, lack of knowledge, organs, instruments, private and public histories and places … and the gaps, differences, misunderstandings between them (...)
.Out of Place_an ongoing archive, a project conceived by Associazione 22:37, P67 Gallery Berlin.
May 7 - 20, 2016. P67 Gallery, Pfalzburgerstraße 67, 10719 Berlin.
Out of Place_an ongoing archive is a project conceived by Associazione 22:37 that began in 2013. This new phase of the project is initiated together with the newly formed Berlin-based association Peninsula.
The purpose of Out of Place is to create a temporary archive housing a broad overview of theoretical references and ideas about nomadism and its effects on the forms of contemporary art production. The core of our research is based on the idea that being out of place is a condition that causes a subject to continuously relocate himself or herself. This process leads to a movement that is fluid not only in space, but in time as well, a necessity for constructing the constantly changing meaning of our presence in a place. https://outofplacearchive.wordpress.com/ http://www.peninsula.land/
.public discourse_An international forum for artists, curators and other cultural producers.
KUNST UND POLITIK I ART AND POLITICS - Art in Europe - invisible borders at Verein Berliner Künstler
with artists: Pilar Millan/ ES, Vassiliea Stylianidou/ GR und Gergely Laszlo/ HU
ARTS CLUB BERLIN cooperation_Curated by Andrzej Raszyk. Organised by the Verein Berliner Künstler in cooperation with Berlinerpool Arts Network ARTS CLUB BERLIN. In the time of increasing mobility of cultural producers ACB opens up new perspectives as much as it challenges the possibility of a shared positioning; a challenge that the VBK meets with the model of the ARTS CLUB BERLIN. ACB is envisioned as a forum for communication, the Arts Club creates an open informal meeting point for international and local cultural producers. http://www.vbk-art.de/
.You knee them in the chin...
ONE NIGHT GROUP SHOW
Opening: Fr., 27.11.2015, 19 Uhr at Spor Klübü, Berlin
with: Boris Abel, Sonja Alhäuser & Heike Kati Barath, Mika Andersen, Volker Andresen, Sheila Barcik, BEWEGUNG NURR & Christine Weber, Antje Blumenstein, Roland Boden, Gunnar Borbe, Cisca Bogman, Sascha Boldt, Iwona Lili Borkowska, Matthew Burbidge, Sonja Burbidge, Astrid Busch, Alexander Callsen, Alexine Chanel, Rolf Czulius, Nataly Dietz, Chris Dreier, Knut Eckstein, Laurence Egloff, Niki Elbe, Xenia Fink, Frederik Foert & Olivia W. Seiling, Tom Früchtl, Robert Gfader, Massoud Graf-Hachempour, Mariola Groener, Thomas Grötz, Armin Häberle, Stephanie Hanna, Pablo Hermann, Marie von Heyl, Birgit Hölmer, Claude Horstmann, Irène Hug, Hervé Humbert, Henrik Jacob, Uwe Jonas, Sven Kalden, Stefan Kaminski & Alex Tennigkeit, Silke Koch, Susanne Kohler, Simone Lanzenstiel, Simon Lindhardt, Martin Löhr, Christian Macketanz, Jens Christian Madsen, Frank Maier, Matthias Mayer, Stefanie Mayer, Paula Müller, Paula Muhr,
Leo de Munk, Julia Oschatz, Kirsten Palz, Martin Pfahler, Katrin Plavcak, Maria-Leena Räihälä, Benjamin Renter, Cornelia Renz, Regine Rode, Kirstin Rogge, Julia Rüther, Alexander Schippel, Mira Schnedler, Jochen Schneider, Sonya Schönberger, Iris Schomaker, Ann Schomburg, Richard Schütz, Eva Seufert, Heidi Sill, Johanna Smiatek, Erik Smith, Elisabeth Sonneck, Max Sudhues, Gabriele Stellbaum, Sarah Strassmann, Vassiliea Stylianidou, Susa Templin, Anja Teske, Ryan Thayer, Thea Timm, Chryssa Tsampazi, Micki Tschur, Kata Unger, Anke Völk, Gabriela Volanti, Gabriel Vormstein, Heike Walter, Linda Weiss, Michael Witte, Sibylle Zeh, Francis Zeischegg, Christof Zwiener, Oliver Zwink.
.A CLOUDish wALL IS HAUNTING THE WORLD as part of the international conference
"Institutions, Politics, Performance” at Green Park Athina, Athens GR. September 24 - 28 2015.
The performative video installation "A CLOUDish wALL IS HAUNTING THE WORLD"_ A panel as a preview for a music album with sexual lullabies for the complicated relationship between artistic production and institutionalised knowledge is especially conceived and designed for the international conference "Institutions, Politics, Performance”.
.Fireflies in the Night / video screening within the scope of Light Up the Night.
June 22‐24 2015 at Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre / Stavros Niarchos Park, Athens GR.
Organized by Robert Storr, Artistic Director,With Curators Barbara London, Kalliopi Minioudaki and Francesca Pietropaolo.
The Stavros Niarchos Park opens its doors to the public for the first time!
4 days and nights of events that will reflect the multifaceted program of activities, which will take place at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center upon its opening, inviting visitors to a sneak preview of the future.
Admission is free to all events
Participating Artists in Fireflies in the Night: Chantal Akerman, Alterazioni Video, Francis Alÿs, Michel Auder, Mathew Barney, Dara Birnbaum, Olga Chernysheva, Donna Conlon and Jonathan Harker, Danica Dakić, Patricia Esquivias, Haroun Farocki, Omer Fast, Yang Fudong, Shaun Gladwell, Marco Godoy, Rodney Graham, Gary Hill, Susan Hiller, Sanja Iveković, Joan Jonas, Isaac Julien, Jesper Just, Anna K. E., Amar Kanwar, Mary Reid Kelley with Patrick Kelley, Mike Kelley & Ericka Beckman, William Kentridge, Ragnar Kjartansson, Meiro Koizumi, Katarzyna Kozyra, Sharon Lockhart, Marilyn Minter, Joshua Mosley, Wangechi Mutu, Nikos Navridis, Maria Papadimitriou, Sophia Petrides, Paul Pfeiffer, Artemis Potamianou, Theo Prodromidis, Laure Prouvost, Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook, Pipilotti Rist, Anri Sala, Carolee Schneemann, Cindy Sherman, Ann-Sofi Sidén with Jonathan Bepler, Vassiliea Stylianidou, Livia Ungur and Sherng-Lee Huang, Bill Viola, Guido Van Der Werve, Sue Williamson, Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries, ZimmerFrei.
.WORK(S) R US BY THE FORMER COLLECTIVE FOR THE ERRATIC PRESENT_a collaborative project initiated by STUDIOvisits Berlin, Platforms Project @ Art Athina, International Contemporary Art Fair Athens 2015.
.glocal (hi)stories_discussion platform for video- and performance arts at art history department of the free university of berlin / FREIE UNIVERSITÄT BERLIN. Oragnised and curated by Timur H Kiseljov.
.SUSTAIN YOUR DEBT_REWRITE THE CURRENCY in the exhibition ZukunftsSpekulation, an exhibition curated by Julia Hartmann. Within the scope of the RE-Culture III, Patras, GR.
.I AM A 19th CENTURY FACTORY CHIMNEY STACK (2014) in the exhibition dot.Land, A SPACE, Berlin. Curated by Peninsula, Berlin; For more information: http://www.peninsula.land/
.Let´s Collective Mor(e)ning For Us» - AΠΕΡΓΙΑΣ ΕΡΓΟΝ_a collective laboratorium
in the public space of Mithymna, Lesvos, GR;
For more information: http://lets-collective-morening-for-us.tumblr.com/ http://studiovisits-berlin.tumblr.com/
.Invest in you Debt (2014). Installation extension of the video work:What is queer today is not queer tomorrow at nGbK / neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst, Berlin; Curated and organised by the (heidy) collective.
.I AM A 19th CENTURY FACTORY CHIMNEY STACK (2014) in the exhibition THE OTHER WHERE – ARTISTS' VISION OF THE FAR at OFF Raum, Vienna.
.WarRooms_photographie series in the exhibition SelfConscious at ACG Gallery/DEREE-American College of Greece, Athens. Organised by the department of Visual Arts and Art History. Curated by Sotirios Bahtsetzis
.Infinity (now!), 2003 in the 26th Festival Les Instants Video Terr(h)istories of video arts : Greece. Curated by Stamatis Schizakis within the scope of “Terrhistories of videos arts, plural and singular” at Salle Selta, Marseille (FR)
.WE ARE THE MANUFACTURERS_PRESS PLAY AND INDEBT YOURSELF, 2013 in the exhibition HEUTE HIER / bugün burada at HAUS am KLEISTPARK, Berlin. A project of the Vereins der Berliner Künstlerinnen 1867 e.V. initiiated by the Archiv Verein der Berliner Künstlerinnen 1867 e.V. in cooperation with the HAUS am KLEISTPARK within the scope of CrossKultur. Participating artists: Susanne Ahner, Mehtap Baydu, Silvia Klara Breitwieser, Özlem Dalga, Silvina Der-Meguerditchian, Annika Eriksson, Mathilde ter Heijne, Sabine Herrmann, Ezgi Kılıncaslan, Gertrude Köhler, Gaby Krawinkel, Betina Kuntzsch, Irmgard Merkens, Christine Niehoff, Kınay Olcaytu, Funda Özgünaydın, Emerita Pansowová, Rita Preuss, Susanne Specht, Vassiliea Stylianidou, Anna Simone Wallinger, Anna Werkmeister.
.CRISIS FOR YOUR OWN GOOD! at Museum Tinguely, Basel.Curated by Sotirios Bahtsetzis and organized by GRenter for Ultimate Summit of Cheap Laser Graphics by Turbosutra Art Collective.
.Idiopolis_dialectics between subject and society, frontviews temporary at REMAP 4, Athens.
.WHAT IS TO BE UNDONE_Athens version, 2013 in the exhibition Idiopolis_dialectics between subject and society. Curated by frontviews temporary at REMAP 4, Athens.
.WHAT IS TO BE UNDONE_Berlin version, 2013 within the scope of Speakers´Corner_initiated by Anna Mields and Katja Kollowa. Part of 48 STUNDEN Neuköln, Berlin.
.From Athens With Spontaneous Love_A SPONTANEOUS≠PROJECT initiated by STUDIOvisits Berlin.
HAPPY NEW BONDS, STUDIOvisits in PLATFORM PROJECT @ Art Athina, International Art fair, Athens.
.Dive and Run at freiraum quartier21 INTERNATIONAL /MuseumsQuartier, Vienna. Curated by Mathias Deumlich.
.FUGITIVE VOICES. ALWAYS FROM SCRATCH. QUEST WITH TEMPORARY VALUE. Lecture Performance at Apartment Project, Berlin.
.PRODUCTION! PRODUCTION! PRODUCTION! The Design of Debt in the exhibition Sculptural Narration at WHITE BOX, Munich.
.IMPORT / EXPORT in the exhibiton LABOR BERLIN 12: Drifting, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin. Curated by Valerie Smith.
.WarRooms_photography series in the exhibition Forays. Systems of Self-Interest – Mechanisms of Looting, Fotohof, Salzburg.
.IM-PORT//EX-PORT. A Floating Platform for Art & Science / Schlool of Art and University of Kassel, Kassel; Organised and curated by Heike Klussmann, Nicolai Kudielka, Lessano Negussie, Andre May.
.HOLIDAYS IN GREECE_a performative installation, STUDIOvisits, Berlin; http://holidaysingreece.tumblr.com/
.Li(e)fe Monument in the exhibition Public Domain, Supermarket, Independent Art Fair, Stockholm; Curated by Lo and Behold Athens
.WildeBoekenMarkt 2012, Het Wilde Wetten, Rotterdam
.Landscape, Gallery TinT Thessaloniki
.Guards for Sexted Bodies_Language Curves Space in the exhibition SYMBIOSIS?, Hotel Ariston, Thessaloniki. Within the scope of 15 Biennale de la Mediteranée, Thessaloniki, GR; Curated by Thouli Missiroglou.
.PlaceLineLack in the exhibition FUTURE POSSIBLE, Victoria College of the Arts - Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
.Artist´s Talk at Victoria College of the Arts - Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
.WarRooms_photography series in the exhibition Summer in the Middle of Winter, Kunsthalle Athena, Athens, GR.
.BOOKS UNFOLDED a project based on a book | initiated by STUDIOvisits, Berlin.
.Communi(cati)on of Crisis, 22-25th June, Nafpaktos, GR. Organised by Institute for Live Arts Research.
.Art-Athina. International Art Fair, Athens (with Francoise Heitsch Galerie, Munich).
.Inventory / Regarding Public Pleasure in the exhibition Pleasure, About: center for the arts, Athens. Curated by Margarita Kataga.
.Number Machines in the exhibition Polyglossia, Onassis Cultural centre, Athens. Curated by Marilena Karra.
.The Plotless Room_I Lie to History, Artist Book. Published by Revolver Publisching, Berlin in collaboration with Futura, Athens.