The game (last edited: 2023)

Zoe Panagiota (aka Betty) Nigianni

About this exposition

Happening, 2016. Participant's research, including improvised full recorded interview with first generation Albanian immigrants to Greece, images, and thematic text. The research was conducted for the workshop, "Logics of Worlds", organised by architect Filippos Oraiopoulos, at Athens School of Fine Art (ASFA), Master of Visual Arts (Marios Spiliopoulos, Giorgios Xiropaides), December 2016. I used play as a method to facilitate improvised discussions. People share and respond more freely when participating in structured, but playful interactions, such as those a game involves. Albanians speak three languages, Albanian, Greek and Italian, so I wasn't able to translate parts of the conversation. Avlona is an English now obsolete name for Vlore, an Albanian seaport and former ancient Greek colony Aulon. Notably, the workshop was slightly interrupted by a performance art student, who brought a live hen to slaughter in the studio. This can be taken as a metaphor for scapegoating refugees. For this exposition, I include an essay by Pantelis Boukalas, in Kyriakos Katzourakis, O "Dromos Pros Ti Dysi" (The Way to the West), 2001, as well as Kyriakos Katzourakis' introduction in English. The exposition also aims to juxtapose the experimental and the conceptual in the fine arts; and to make the 'invisible' visible.
typeresearch exposition
keywordsHappening, Neighbourhood, language-game, play, Readymade objects, artefact, ethnography
last modified22/07/2023
statusin progress
share statuspublic
affiliationUniversity of Athens, Athens School of Fine Art
licenseAll rights reserved

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2007853 Image Z.P.Nigianni CC BY-NC-ND
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2008188 Greek police Hellenic Police CC BY-NC-ND
2035430 p. 1 Pantelis Boukalas Public domain
2035432 p. 2 Panelis Boukalas Public domain
2035434 p. 3 Pantelis Boukalas Public domain
2045403 Schrift Creative Commons All rights reserved
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