HOLIDAYS IN GREECE is a performative installation that took place in May 2012 in Berlin.
HOLIDAYS IN GREECE is conceived and realised by STUDIOvisits, Berlin, a project of encounters taken in random intervals between artists, theorists, architects and the public.
The archive and documentation of the project HOLIDAYS IN GREECE will be on display on MS IM-PORT//EX-PORT in Kassel from 4-8th of September 2012 in an installation
especially conceived for the ship: The text and image statements printed on standard, DIN A4 pages are fixed with pins to the surface comprised of rolls of fabric.
Vassiliea Stylianidou had the fabric rolls exported from her family’s textile export company in Thessaloniki. In the 1980s and 1990s, the textile company mainly exported t-shirts to Germany.
For the last 5 years, the textile export industry in Thessaloniki – an important economic sector in Greece – has found itself in deep crisis.
The aim of this installation on the ship MS IM-PORT//EX-PORT in Kassel is not to create a symbolic remedy of the crisis, but to revive its genuine “economic” character, namely that of flow, transformation and conflict.
The general public on board is invited to give or perform their own statement.
How complex is the current debt crisis? What kind of paradigm shift is taking place in Greece right now? How does the rest of the world perceive Greece today? What kind of action may one take ? Sooner or later? Starting out from those questions HOLIDAYS IN GREECE opens up a performative mise-en-scène. Artists, theorists, poets were invited to send and/or perform a statement: an extended notion of a performative text that is related to greek/european debt crisis. HOLIDAYS IN GREECE’s intention is to translate the current crisis situation into a different experience of understanding, share and knowledge.
Société Réaliste, Discoteca Flaming Star, Roberto Dell´Orco, Artemis Potamianou, Rebecca Agnes, João Pombeiro, HAZAVUZU, Giorgos Papadatos, Marisa Maza, Khaled Hafez, Victor Boullet, Panos Kompatsiaris, Nikos Papadimitriou, Lina Theodorou, Ioannis Savvidis/Richard Schütz, Kostas Christopoulos, Sifis Lykakis/Dionisis Kavallieratos, Clement Page, Mary Zygouri, Katerina Economacou, Despina Panagiotopoulou/Loukia Michalopoulou/Pepi Rigopoulou, Lorena Mostajo, Theodoros Zafeiropoulos, Giorgos Giannakopoulos, Christina Sgouromiti, Georgios Papadopoulos, Stathis Gourgouris, Kostis Stafylakis (kavecs projects), Sibylle Hofter, Sotirios Bahtsetzis, Nikos Papastergiadis, Τerri Kapsalis, Chryssa Tsampazi, Susanne Bosch, Michalis Pichler, Margarita Tsomou/Tim Stüttgen, Manolis Tsipos, UNWETTER, Johanna Bruckner, Tiny Domingos, Elpida Karampa, Anna K. Mields, Lily Hibberd, Natascha Siouzouli, Vassilis Noulas, Treci Beograd, Sofia Bempeza/Vana Kostayola/Sofia Fragoulopoulou, Dafni Dragona, Vassiliea Stylianidou, Hanne Lippard, Ilias Marmaras/Dimitra Dertili/Anna Lascari, Hüseyin Karakaya, Yorgos Sapountzis, Matthias Fritsch, Angelo Ferreira Sousa, Hariklia Hari, Tereza Papamichali, Evanthia Tsantila, Hypatia Vourloumis, Marina Agathangelidou, Johannes Burr, Seamus Farrell, Carole Frances Lung, Diego Chamy.
Concept and realisation; STUDIOvisits, Berlin.
With the support of Lo and Behold.
Special thanks to: berlinerpool, berlin, Tiny Domingos, Miriam Mlecek, Ulrich Vogl, Artemis Potamianou, Giorgos Papadatos, Nikos Papadimitriou, Jörg Lindenmaier, Heike Klussmann, Lessano Negussie, Andre May, Nicolai Kudielka, Zoe Giabouldaki, Despina Stylianidou, Eytixios Agathonikos, TRIKOPLEX S.A. and the participants.
HOLIDAYS IN GREECE on MS IM-PORT//EX-PORT will be part of the exhibition Grand Cargo // International Groupshow
Tue 04.09.12 // 18:30 / Vernissage & dj samz
Duration Wed 05.09. - Sat 08.09
MS IM-PORT//EX-PORT /
Die Schlagd 0 / D - 34125 Kassel
IM-PORT//EX-PORT_ A Floating Platform for Art & Science
is supported by the School of Arts and the University of Kassel. It is a featured site of the official Kassel Kultur 2012 program in conjunction with documenta.
For more information: http://importexportkassel.de/program