Benaki Museum & Athens Biennale AB5to6 2016
Containing as it did an interventionary practice, the performance “DemiGloire” forced visitors to witness, from the exterior spaces of the Museum, the expansionary raising of a white flag, from the interior spaces of the Museum transformed into a workshop, inside which the entire action was produced. Both the commonplace and 34 hours-long production procedure inside the Museum, and the “communication” with visitors who gradually discovered the relationship between destination and source, created the impression of a call to international truce through a symbolic procession, which in the end made its way towards the centre of Athens
Omonoia (“Concord”) Square.
Yiannis Pappas and Nikolaos 4Days Long Durational Performance.
Commissioned by NEON + MAI
photos: Panos Kokkinias, Maria Nikiforaki