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Mystery 83 Spe Meliore Moriendi


Mystery 83 Spe Meliore Moriendi

The visual artist Marios Fournaris presents, on Sunday 30th April, in the garden of the Old Railway Station of Elefsina, the interdisciplinary work/action entitled Mystery 92 Spe Meliore Moriendi.

Contributors:

Conceived, curated & with artworks by: Marios Fournaris
Visual artist, composition/performance of a musical work: Georgia Balabini
Soprano / voice: Mislav Režić
Musician / Guitarist , creation / interpretation of performance work: Marios Fournaris, Georgia Balabini
Director: Manolis Mamalakis
Costumes and masks: Danae Giannoulaki
Participants: Kalliopi Anagnostopoulou, Evangelia Anerousi, Mary Detoraki, Anna Kanaki, Athanasia Panagopoulou, Anastasia Petropoulou, Katerina Rota, Fotini Stergiou, Thomai Tsirona, Anastasia Hatzaki.
Execution – Production Organization: MENTOR
A production of 2023 Eleusis

Information:

Hours: Performance (20:00); Concert: (20:30)
Free Entrance

An inter-art synergy of visual art, performance art and music in collaboration with the musicians Georgia Balabini and Mislav Režić and with the participation of various cultural groups of Elefsina. The work/action sets in the spotlight the rethinking of the characteristics that make up the whole of the ephemeral human existence, through the counterpoint of symbolic representations of the mythical world and the Renaissance. The artistic proposal includes three parts: the sculptural environment, the performance and the music.

The shape and materials of Marios Fournaris’ sculptural installations, which refer to nature and the compositional structures of the dwelling of the pre-linguistic world, constitute the conceptual framework of a transition to the intercultural and transhuman value of Myth, through the element of the Other of the non-Western. The aesthetic effect of the sculptural compositions appears as a contradiction to the conceptual content of the context of English Renaissance and Baroque music included in the concert programme.

 

 

Georgia Balabini and Mislav Režić will perform a musical work that transcends the boundaries of classical composition by combining voice and electric guitar, an instrument better known from rock or jazz music. The musical programme, consisting of works by John Dowland (1563 – 1626) and Henry Purcell (1659 – 1695), will be presented in a new, contemporary light with the use of various guitar sound effects, loops and improvisations for voice and guitar, which run according to the programme, interconnecting the performed pieces in a continuous structure.

Among the visual and musical parts of the work, the artistic groups of Elefsina, based on the libretto of Henry Purcell’s Baroque opera Dido and Aeneas (1689) (text in Greek by Panagiotis Adam), create an improvised theatrical event, with a contingent character. The dilemmas posed in the plot of the play, between love and betrayal, progress and tradition, the destruction of the «old world» and the creation of the «New Troy», are transferred to the natural triple cycle of creation – destruction – rebirth of the celebration of the Mysteries, with the aim of awakening a new consciousness of man’s relationship with himself, nature and society.

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The first axis spans the evolution of society from Antiquity to the present in order to connect the strange with the familiar, to discover hidden aspects, memories and elements of cultural diversity. The thematic axis People | Society focuses on inclusion, the way that European society is shaped and, the ways in which we interact with each other, through the three themes/notions “Europe of Citizens”, “Europe, Daughter of Phoenix” and “Human Mysteries”.
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