recycling-action (performance) I

2004
In the work recycling--action (performance) I the following materials are being recycled:

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1) A video-montage of 7 films by Werner Herzog
(duration 29 minutes, Thessaloniki 2000 )

 

 

The films are the following:
Aguirre, the wrath of God
Cobra Verde
Fitzcarraldo
Heart of glass
The enigma of Kaspar Hauser
Where the green ants dream
Woyzeck

with additional music to be heard at the last minutes of the video, the Terminus Part III by Psychic TV
"This is the place where all roads meet..."

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2) Theoretical text
entitled

"on utopia,
u-topia (no-place)
ideal society
and reality"

(Thessaloniki 1998)
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3) Extracts from notes
written in 2004  (Osnabrück 25-4-2004)

"The process of leaving
flooded me with a feeling
that I call nostalgia.
Then the music of my CD-rom came in my mind.

"This is the place where all roads meet
The place where all is secret
The place where time stands still
in the comfort of night
And love becomes will
in the presence of light
I never want to leave
I never want to leave"
 


 

 

 

    Nostalgia
does not occur only after losing something but even before coming close.
So nostalgia is related to the notion of distance
(...)
How can we, humans break the distance?
I will try through art.
But is art a substitute of life
and life a substitute of the place where all roads meet?"

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4) Documents from the basement of the building.
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5) Whatever else evolves, it is a material in process !

the manifesto (in Greek) | view or download pdf 652kb
12 ideal cities by Superstudio | view or download pdf 1012kb

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