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Mystery 20 Performing Arts Initiator – Narrative Archaeology


Mystery 20 Performing Arts Initiator – Narrative Archaeology

2023 Eleusis European Capital of Culture organises for the first time on 29 and 30 March, at the Elefsina Old Oil Mill Factory, the conference “Narrative Archaeology | Performance in archaeological sites and excavation of human experience.” This two-day meeting takes place in the framework of the composite art activity Mystery 20 Performing Arts Initiator – Narrative Archaeology, with the aim of promoting an interdisciplinary dialogue between Arts and Archaeology.

Credits:

CONCEIVED & SUPERVISED BY : Michail Marmarinos

DIRECTOR : Gemma Hansson Carbone

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR : Iliana Kaladami

SCIENTIFIC CONSULTANT :Ioulia Kaoura

ARTISTS – RESEARCHERS – PERFORMERS
Thanasis Akokkalidis, actor, performer, director
Elektra Angelopoulou, performer, archaeologist, researcher, dramaturg
Ilektra Kartanou, archaeologist, actress, dancer
Isavella Kasimati, actress, screenwriter
Giota Kouitzoglou, actress, dramaturg
Vasilis Mavrianos, architect, researcher
Foivos Michos-Rammos, archaeologist, tour-guide, actor
Eleni Moleski, historian, actress, dramaturg
Nikoleta Xenariou, choreographer, performer

SOUNDSCAPE CREATION
Dimitris Kamarotos
SOUND
Dimitris Kamarotos
Kostas Bokos
SOUND ENGINEERING
Yannis Antipas
SOUND RECORDING
Timeless Recording Studio Elefsina
SOUND MIXING
Babis Tzanidakis
FILMING
Maria Gaitanidi
Daphne Tolis
DOCUMENTARY CREATION
Maria Gaitanidi
LINE PRODUCTION & MANAGEMENT
MENTOR – Cultural Production & Management company
Project Management : Panagiotis Gkiokas
Production Management :Virginia Vassilakou
Line Production :Yannis Pappas
Programme Co-ordination : Martha Stroumpou

Production Assistants
Maya Mitrousia
Myrto Staratzi

PROJECT CO-ORDINATION (2023 ELEUSIS)
Isavella-Dimitra Karouti, Head of General Artistic Directorate Support

Collaborators During Previous Phases : Konstantza Kapsali, George Kritharas, Phaedon Moudopoulos, Vladimiros Nikolouzos, Iosifina Perdikidou, Gary Salomon

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
For their unconditional contribution we would like to thank Kalliopi Papaggeli, Honorary Head of the Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities and Museums Department of the Ephorate of Antiquities of West Attica, Christina Merkouri, Head of the Ephorate of Antiquities of West Attica, Efstathia Anesti, archaeologist at the Ephorate of Antiquities of West Attica, as well as all the members of the Ephorate of Antiquities of West Attica, and all the security staff at the Eleusis archaeological site.

Supported by the Ephorate of Antiquities of West Attica.

Information:

In brief
Conference “Archaeology and Narrativity | Performance in archaeological sites and excavation of human experience”
Dates: Friday 29 & Saturday 30 March 
Venue: Elefsina Old Oil Mill Factory

Check the Conference Programme here 

Register for participation here.
Participation free of charge
Presentations Mystery 20 Performing Arts Initiator – Narrative Archaeology

Dates: 22, 23, 28 & 31 March
Venue: Archaeological Site of Elefsina
Duration: 90 minutes
Arrival 30 minutes before the start of the performances | Maximum number of spectators: 30 persons
Instead of a ticket, an entrance fee (6€ regular, 3€ reduced) is payable at the Archaeological Site’s ticket counter on the days / times of the performances.
Seat reservations from 11 March here

Film Screenings Mystery 176 Cinema Days

Date: 29, 30 & 31 March

Venue: Cine Eleusis

Ticket presale here

Parallel activity The Goumas Army

Date: Friday 29 March
Time: 18:00
Venue: Elefsina Old Oil Mill Factory
Duration: 15-20 minutes
Entry free of charge

Sponsors

“NARRATIVE ARCHAEOLOGY”

— Performance in archaeological sites and excavation of human experience —

The conference will focus on the one hand on the model methodology of Mystery 20 Performing Arts Initiator – Narrative Archaeology: a Model Action, as it is usually called, one of the most important projects of the organisation’s Legacy programme, which aims to highlight through the performing arts the inexhaustible topographical archaeological wealth and its potential on a national and European level. On the other hand, the conference will focus on the promotion of good practices in the application of Performing Arts in archaeological sites and monuments in Greece and internationally, and on the transformation of archaeological information into an experience for the visitor.

The conference is structured in four different, interrelated and complementary modules: Keynote speeches, Discussions (round-tables), Masterclass, Film Screenings and 2 live in situ presentations of Mystery 20 Performing Arts Initiator – Narrative Archaeology. The themes include, among others, “Synergies between Archaeology and Arts: New Perspectives in the Promotion of Cultural Heritage Sites,” “Innovative Approaches to the Revitalisation of Historic Sites through the Performing Arts,” “Interactive Archaeology and Social Inclusion through Art,” “Digital and Performing Arts in Cultural Heritage,” “Archaeology – Art, Sustainability and Legacy: an open Dialogue for the Future.” The detailed programme of the conference will be announced in early March.

The conference is structured in four different, interrelated and complementary modules: Keynote speeches, Discussions (round-tables), Masterclass, Film Screenings and 2 live in situ presentations of Mystery 20 Performing Arts Initiator – Narrative Archaeology. The themes include, among others, “Synergies between Archaeology and Arts: New Perspectives in the Promotion of Cultural Heritage Sites,” “Innovative Approaches to the Revitalisation of Historic Sites through the Performing Arts,” “Interactive Archaeology and Social Inclusion through Art,” “Digital and Performing Arts in Cultural Heritage,” “Archaeology – Art, Sustainability and Legacy: an open Dialogue for the Future.” The detailed programme of the conference will be announced in early March.

The meeting is open to students, researchers and academics in the fields of History, Archaeology, Theatre and Cultural Management, Archaeologists, Artists (with a special interest in the in-situ creation), Tour & Tourist Guides, Cultural Managers, national and international public and private organisations and cultural institutions, along with the general public with an interest in history, archaeology, narrativity and theatre.

In the context of the conference, on 22, 23, 28 & 31 March, the activity Mystery 20 Performing Arts Initiator – Narrative Archaeology will be presented at the Archaeological site of Elefsina. Seat reservations will start on 11 March here. Finally, on 29 March the sculptural work of Dionysis Christofilogiannis “The Goumas Army” will be presented with a live performance action. Forty-nine ceramic heads from the clay universe of Haralambos Goumas will come to life in the Old Oil Mill Factory Αmphitheatre, formed into a contemporary art installation in collaboration with Lysandros Spetsieris and galleria pemuvia. Admission free.
A few words about Mystery 20 Performing Arts Initiator – Narrative Archaeology

Mystery 20 Performing Arts Initiator – Narrative Archaeology started its preparatory procedure in February 2022. Approaching methodological tools of artistic and research projects that have been successfully carried out in Italy, in collaboration with the Archaeological Society of Florence and the city’s National Archaeological Museum, artists-researchers from different fields of Arts and Sciences, under the curatorship and artistic direction of Michail Marmarinos, embarked on a long evolutionary process in the context of an on-site conversation with the archaeological site of Elefsina, in close cooperation with the archaeologists working there. In the framework of the European Capital of Culture, this prominent site is creating a model field of encounter between Arts and Archaeology, aiming to become an example of applied methodology for other cultural heritage sites in Greece and beyond.

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Mystery 178 Collecting flowers with her girlfriends

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.


Mystery 176 Cinema Days

“The 3rd three-day documentary screening event is coming to the historic Cine Elefsina with an unpredictable tribute by the Greek Documentary Association, the premiere of the film ‘Persephone, the Red Carpet,’ and screenings for children and young adults!”

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