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Ithaca: upon every arrival - Gesamtatelier

Ithaca: upon every arrival
 Multimedia Performance by Gesamtatelier and AAIS


The intermedia performance Ithaca: upon every arrival explores the process of integration into a new destination which entails aredefinition of one’s identity and their relationship with space and their body. Five artists and four creative fields, visual art, contemporary dance, sound design and performance art, intertwine and pass through phases inspired by Jacques Lacan’ s “Mirror Stage”: 1) subjectivity, 2) spatial relations, 3) external sense of coherence and 4) sense of “I” and “you”. Each medium has its own role to perform as they invite the audience to witness the sequence of transformations a person experiences upon arriving in his/her Ithaca, until the decision moment. “Is this where I aspire to be?”

Performed as part of the Centre for Dance Research (CDR) events in March 2017
and was deconstructed as a live exhibition at the Architectural Association in February 2018

The live exhibition deconstructs the overall score of the piece and each medium (dance, live painting projections, sound composition and performance art) unrolls its individual timeline. The visitors are invited to explore an immersive environment which documents the original performance, while all four mediums perform their role live, in a reworked composition.
Duration: 2 hours

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System developed for analog projections using a vintage overhead projector and various materials including ink painting on water.

System developed for analog projections using a vintage overhead projector and various materials including ink painting on water.

Sketches for emotive states: waxing and waning by Argyris Angeli.

Sketches for emotive states: waxing and waning by Argyris Angeli.


Creative team:
Argyris Angeli, Art - Architecture - Pedagogy
Kyriaki Nasioula, Choreography - Dance - Architecture

Invited Talents:
Georgia Tegou, Dance - Choreography - Pedagogy
Eliza Soroga, Performance Art
Jeph Vanger, Sound Art

Consultants:
Symeon Banos, Narrative/curation
Heiko Kalmbach, Dramaturgy - Video - Direction
Joel Newman & Sephr Malek, Technical support
Mauricio Pauly, Sound Composition
Malgorzata Dzierzon & Renaud Wiser, Choreography

AAIS Director: Theo Lorenz
AAIS Master: Tanja Siems


Since 2016 I have been in close collaboration with Gesamtatelier and the Architectural Association Interprofessional Studio. I have been invited to contribute as a choreographer and performer. 

Gesamtatelier is a newly-established platform by and for young practitioners from several creative fields who collaborate towards the conception and realisation of interdisciplinary projects. The team aspires to push the boundaries of several domains, mediums and genres: performance art, dance, design, sound composition, curating, architecture and the visual arts. The members of our ensemble aim to keep an open, dynamic structure which adapts to the nature of each project: performances, exhibitions, installations, publications etc. The creators involved for every scheme intertwine a variety of theoretical and practical skills creating hybrids between their respective practices.

www.gesamtatelier.com