Applications here I Application deadline: 17 October
2023 Eleusis European Capital of Culture seeks to collaborate with researchers and performers with an interest in the broader field connecting Archaeology and Performing Arts for the new upcoming phases of Mystery 20 Narrative Archaeology – Performing Arts Initiator at the Archaeological Site of Eleusis, starting from November 2023 and continuing in 2024.
Mystery 20 Performing Arts Initiator – Narrative Archaeology started in February 2022. It is a performative research project and a work in progress, one of the most important actions-models that will continue its after the title year at the iconic Archaeological Site of Eleusis as a production of 2023 Eleusis European Capital of Culture.
Using methodological tools from artistic and research projects that have been successfully realized in Italy in collaboration with the Archaeological Society and the National Archaeological Museum of Florence, artists-researchers from a variety of fields in the arts, humanities and Archaeology began a long, evolutionary process in the framework of an on-site interaction with the Archaeological Site of Eleusis, in close and exemplary collaboration with the archaeologists working there.
CONDITIONS FOR PARTICIPATION
The Open Call concerns: visual artists, actors, directors, composers, archaeologists, tour guides with an interest in Archaeology and Performing Arts.
Applicants should be:
- over 22 years of age.
- graduates of at least one school or university in the above fields.
- able to perform in Εnglish
- based in Attica region and be able to commute to Elefsina
Applications from residents of Elefsina and the wider region are encouraged to apply.
HOW TO APPLY
Please complete the submission form online.
- Curriculum vitae
- Full-figure photograph
- A letter of interest in participating in the project (maximum 500 words).
Additional information may be requested during the evaluation stage.
For enquiries regarding the pre-selection process and clarifications, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org I The indication “M20” plus full name in the subject line of the email is mandatory (example: M20_Maria_Papadopoulou).
Participation in Mystery 20 Performing Arts Initiator – Narrative Archaeology requires an in-person daily presence in Elefsina during three periods in 2023 & 2024. Each period will last a maximum of two to three weeks and will consist of research, on-site rehearsals and presentations of the results to the public/visitors of the Archaeological Site.
Participants will be required to be present during the following dates:
1-12 & 17-19 & 24-26 November 2023
May 2024 (exact dates to be provided)
September and/or early October 2024 (exact dates to be provided)
The deadline for applications is at 23:00 on October 17th.
The pre-selection process will be carried out remotely based on the material submitted by each applicant by:
Michail Marmarinos, General Artistic Director of 2023 Eleusis
Gemma Hansson Carbone, curator & director
Hliana Kaladami, associate director
The final selection will take place through an in-person audition in Elefsina. The exact date and time will be announced directly to the candidates before the beginning of the first circle of the project.
Participation is remunerated.
The Mystery 20 Performing Arts Initiator – Narrative Archaeology seeks to answer two basic questions:
Why does one visit an archaeological site today?
What does one seek there?
This work in progress is governed by the following principles:
Every archeological site is a performance of Hades [or a performance of Νekya]
Every archeological site is full of ghosts and shadows
Every archeological site is a theater of human history
Every archeological site is a narrative silence
Every archeological site is an encryption of a narration
Every visitor is Odysseas who visits the site of the shadows.
With the contribution of the Performing Arts, this innovative project explores the secret Narrative of the specific archaeological landscape, each time seeking to transform archaeological information into an experience for the visitor. Through movement, sound, music or new media, in this “performance of the narrative” the characters guide the audience on a visit to the silent presence of the Past as a living body.
Τhe project is an Action of Legacy of 2023 Eleusis and continues after the end of the institution as methodology – model, applicable to the inexhaustible archaeological wealth both on national and European level.
THE CREATIVE TEAM
Curator – Director: Gemma Hansson Carbone
Specialist Consultant: Ioulia Kaoura
Associate Director: Hliana Kaladami
Researchers, artists, performers: Thanasis Akokkalidis, Electra Angelopoulou, Elektra Kartanou, Kostanza Kapsali, Vasilis Mavrianos, Eleni Moleski, Nikoleta Xenariou
Collaborators during previous phases: George Kritharas, Phaedon Moudopoulos, Vladimiros Nikolouzos, Gary Salomon
Production Coordination: Mentor
A production by 2023 Eleusis European Capital of Culture
The Mystery 20 Performing Arts Initiator – Narrative Archaeology is implemented in the framework of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan Greece 2.0, funded by the European Union – NextGenerationEU.