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Mystery 118 Through Rupture Comes the Flow


Credits

Conception/Installation: Hara Piperidou
Project Management: Hara Piperidou
Collaborators:
Sound Design: Lambros Pigounis
Interaction/Light Design: Dimitris Mairopoulos
Text of the catalogue: Nadja Argyropoulou

Proect Manager: Olga Hatzidaki

Ιn memory of Despina Geroulanou

Information

Opening: Thursday 13 July 2023, 19.30 

Location: Garden of the Old Railway Station of Elefsina

Sponsors in co-production with the 2023 Eleusis European Capital of Culture:

Kataskevastiki J. Dimitriou Ltd, Serpetinis SA, Titan Cement International, Ejet, IoannouGlass, Kafkas SA, Athens Pro Audio, DJ Shop, Alfakem, Trakadas, GRobotronics, Edgepoint, Hellas Digital

It is an interactive sculptural installation in the garden of OSE – Elefsina Old Railway Station, consisting of disparate and complementary materials, an allegory of the historical periods and populations of Elefsina – marble, concrete, metal, glass. Light and sounds are transmitted through the cross section, tracing the continuum of time. The slit of the work is a trace of rupture and trauma, but also an indication of new connections. It is the element interrupting the continuity of time and glimpsing the historicity of things. The crack allows heterogeneous elements to receive their justice.

The work is activated in its entirety by human presence and participation. It is accessible to people of all ages, regardless of nationality, cultural background, religion, and gender. The work and the artist seek an interactive, sensuous participation from the passing viewer. The closer the participant gets, the more vibrant the behavioural language of sound and light proves to be, pointing to intimacy as a necessary condition towards the ideal maturation and harmonious accord of human relations.

The central rift-like cross section aims to draw attention and stimulate reflection on the dual meaning of the crack, on the one hand as a trace of a rupture or trauma and, on the other hand, as an indication of a connection.

The crack marks the interruption of a historical continuity and simultaneously the conjoining of the disparate elements. It functions as the innermost feature of the interweaving of the heterogeneous. At the same time, it registers the breaking of the historical continuum, opening up to our gaze the horizon of the historicity of things and persons of a place. Heterogeneous historical realities are intertwined and, all of a sudden, communicate.

It is this crack that traces the locus for the emergence of illumination, fostering truth as openness, welcoming the Other.
The opening of the crack functions as a matrix for the manifestation of things in the ancient sense of the term, i.e. the issues that concern the citizens of a city.

This work is dedicated to the memory of Despina Geroulanou.

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From 29 March to 8 April, 2023 Eleusis European Capital of Culture presents in the foyer of Cine Eleusis Cultural Centre Mystery 178 Collecting flowers with her girlfriends, an exhibition dedicated to the flora of the Archaeological Site of Elefsina, created by the artist Violeta Diamanti-Meletiou and the teacher Irini Yovanou.


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From April 13th to April 16th, 2023 Eleusis European Capital of Culture presents an exhibition with artistic creations by Nicoletta Granitsa (aka Magemeli, a name that is inspired by the “alchemical” society of bees), under the title: Mystery 197 Paper World – A Letter to Eleusis, at the Canteen – Art Hub.


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