epitelesis - Performance Art Foundation is an artists’ platform, founded in September 2013, that has been set up in order to concentrate and disseminate the work of artists in the field of performance art. Having its basis in Athens - Greece, it aims at engaging local artists and the public with activities that incorporate visual performance art. At the same time, epitelesis is actively involved in developing ties with individuals and organizations on an international level, in order to create a supportive structure for the execution of events, the documentation of cultural activities and the promotion of opportunities for performance artists. Through the organization, the Greek word "επιτέλεση" is proposed as the native translation of performance art, in order to familiarize this practice as the ritualistic completion of artistic action and of the body. Our activity has been developing in four main directions:
The presentation of a specific artist from abroad by focusing on his/her practice through the series of events “epitelesis presents...” including live performances, public performances, video screenings and lectures
The organisation of series of performances promoting the activity of local artists in performance art, actively connecting their practices with the public, the urban setting and the current sociocultural context
The research into diverse exhibitory formats for performance art beyond the live dimension, by exploring its relation to other artistic practices, such as photography or installation
The setting up of educational programs and studies, focusing on the development of performance art practices by local and international participants
*RECENT EVENT: epitelesis presents... Zierle & Carter (Live Performance)
In the seventh chapter of the artists’ presentation series by epitelesis - Performance Art Foundation, the internationally acclaimed artistic duo Zierle & Carter from Germany and the United Kingdom, presents its first live performance in Greece, on Thursday 17th of September at 21:00 in cultural hub Booze Cooperativa (Kolokotroni 57 - Monastiraki), with a free entrance for the public.
Through their collaboration and the multiple dimensions of performance art, Zierle & Carter examine within their live action the diverse modes of communication, as defined or overturned by the dynamics of human relations. The meeting of bodies - artist with artist or artist with the public - can be portrayed as the space ‘in-between’ the external and internal, permanent and transient, focusing on the inevitable reformation of social conditions defining our interaction.
Artists’ website: www.zierlecarterliveart.com
Project coordination: Andreas Pashias
*RECENT EVENT: “The Marathon” - Series of live performances by epitelesis - Performance Art Foundation
Entitled “The Marathon”, the organization epitelesis - Performance Art Foundation presents a series of live performances on Saturday 19th of September - 18:00 until 22:00 at multiple spaces provided by Booze Cooperativa (Kolokotroni 57 - Monastiraki), with free entrance for the public. As a result of its homonymous educational workshop and under the guidance of visual artist Dagmar I. Glausnitzer-Smith and artistic duo Zierle & Carter based in Germany and the United Kingdom, alongside guest teachers Andreas Pashias and Francesco Kiàis, the participants share the center of Athens as a starting point to their ‘marathon’, being selected through an open call from Greece, Cyprus and other international destinations.
Participants: Angel Alado (Mexico), Angeliki Chaido Tsoli (Greece), Anniken Weber (Norway/UK), Claude Bernand (France), Katya Petetskaya (Russia/Australia), Lizzie Masterson (UK), Sophie Terlega (Greece), Titika Stamouli (Greece)