Face to Phase

Face To Phase
Performative Exhibition

How would it be if we could overturn the established way of “viewing” an exhibition and for once the viewer became a “witness” to a process of which he is usually unaware? Can such an experience affect the way we perceive the work of art?

Face to Phase is a project co-authored by choreographer Tzeni Argyriou and visual artist Vasilis Gerodimos. Coming from different artistic fields, the authors intend to bring at the forefront the blending of the two, so that performing arts and visual arts can find a common place of reconciliation and dialogue.

Face to Phase approaches the definition of “performative exhibition”, emphasising on the viewer’s experience and on continuous movement, rather than encouraging the static observation of the art works. A performative exhibition is focused on the spectator and aligned with the concept of empirical viewing. Alongside, the art works exhibited in a performative exhibition are characterised by their focus on the relationship between the viewer and each installation.

In this direction, Face to Phase intends to highlight a different narration in the way of viewing and presenting an exhibition in an exhibition space, focusing on the process of construction and deconstruction, while aiming at activating static experiences and introducing a new vocabulary into visual artistic expression.

“Nikos Kessanlis” Exhibition Hall – Athens School of Fine Arts – October 14, 2017, Athens, Greece

Participating Artists:
Makis Theofylaktopoulos, George Hadjimihalis, Kostas Tsolis, Dimitris Dokatzis, Anna Lascari, Iris & Eleni Touliatou, Petros Touloudis, Maro Fasouli, Dimitris Foutris, Kostas Christopoulos, Maria Georgoula, Ilias Koen, Alexandros Laios, Lambros Pigounis, Ilias Sipsas, Filippos Vasileiou, Ermira Goro, Christos Delidimos, Theodoros Zafeiropoulos, Andreas Ragnar Kassapis, Georgia Sagri.

Concept – Curation: Tzeni Argyriou & Vassilis Gerodimos
Co – Curator: Maria Vasariotou
Publicity – Communication: Yorgos Katsonis
Video-sound installation: Michalis Antonopoulos, Antonis Gatzougiannis, Makis Faros
Γραφιστικός Σχεδιασμός: Georgia Voudouri, Dimitris Foutris
Video System design: Stathis Chrisidis
Production Coordination: Delta Pi
Production: Amorphy.org
Production Assistant: Georgia Eleni Tigkinagka

Special thanks:
Evangelos Louzis and Move Art’s Technicians: Kostas Prattis, Dimitris Mallios, Ervin Theka,
the technician Stratos Katsikogiannis, the electrician: Nikos Chantzis, the security company G4S,
ALMA cleaning company for the collaboration and their participation in the project.

Face To Phase project was supported by:
YPPOA (Ministry Of Culture And Sports), The Culture And Development Organisation NEON And MOVE ART Company

© 2017 Tzeni Argyriou & Vassilis Gerodimos. All rights reserved.