What is Streaming Fluxus ?

Streaming Fluxus forms an umbrella theme and project. Such a title seems to be up to the minute theme. Two words stemming from the concept of flow, yet revealing various perspectives and translations. The current reality – the so called COVID-19 era – constitutes a global condition which probably reveals new digital spaces and ways of communication; new hybrid performances, new rituals and screen-based gestures. An evolving combination of humans, grids, webcams, hyperlinks, chat boxes, animated emoji, pixel and unexpected glitches; open to chance, Wi-Fi connections and data clouds. A form of communication based on streaming data; a streaming condition with artistic and performative potential across digital environments.

 

 Day Dreamer
Psarianou Katerina-Nefeli
Performance for camera

LIVE PERFORMANCE ON ADAF ONLINE CALENDAR.

In this performance for camera, the performer has been inspired by Covid-19 quarantine and aspects of private/public space communication; creating a performance with paper planes as objects of written and non-verbal communication.

The work was part of the Introduction to Performance Art module, supervised by Dr. Bill Psarras (Adjunct Lecturer, Dept. of Performing and Digital Arts, 2019-2020)

Trapped and Safe
Konstantina Mantzavinou
Live performance through Skype

A woman tied up with a rope situates various frames of various dimensions upon the floor. She sets up her boundaries, while various frames are gradually taken away by other people. The smallest frame remains on the floor as a semiotic link with the childhood memory of the performer.

Zoom_2
LENA DELAVIA
Performance for camera, Zoom platform

A performance for camera based on the concepts of online communication and the poetics of noise and silence. Repetition, silence, voice echo. So, do you hear me? Are you still there? Do we really communicate? Technology and video conferencing programs help us to communicate directly, however is this communication essential? What does communication mean today? Does it really bring people together? These are the questions that came out of my need for communication and occupied me in quarantine due to the Covid-19 quarantine.

The work was part of the Introduction to Performance Art module, supervised by Dr. Bill Psarras (Adjunct Lecturer, Dept. of Performing and Digital Arts, 2019-2020) for the purposes of Streaming Fluxus project (2020)

Draw My Life
Michael Sfirakis
Performance for camera

In Draw my life the artist draws random lines in a notebook, as soon as it is finished he burns the page and continues to the next one. The notebook takes becomes a personal space while the repetition of various lines and pages reveals a new emotional layer. The ashes and the marks from the fire remain upon the paper revealing a new texture, a new performative and sculptural object.

The work was part of the Introduction to Performance Art module, supervised by Dr. Bill Psarras (Adjunct Lecturer, Dept. of Performing and Digital Arts, 2019-2020)

My New Scarf
Renia Palimeri
Performance for camera

The work constitutes a performance for camera where the artist chews repetively various gums by renewing her mouth taste. A performative gesture which reveals the need to distance herself from urgent problems and focus on something ephemeral, live and fast. When the flavor of gums fades away by giving her no pleasure and value then she replaces them with a new one by creating a bodily extension.

Note: The work has been influenced by S.O.S. – Starification Object Series_Hannah Wilke, I’m not the girl who misses much_Pipilotti Rist

Vicious Circle
Christina Vlachaki
Live performance through Internet

LIVE PERFORMANCE ON ADAF ONLINE CALENDAR

The vicious circle is metaphorical expression we use to describe a series of problems that lead to a dead end. The aim of this live performance through Internet is to visualize the vicious circle (shape of a repetitive circle) by finding a way to deal with it, through new stimuli (note F). Reaching the ultimate goal of all compositions; Harmony.

The work has been part of the module Introduction to Performance Art, supervised by Bill Psarras (Adjunct Lecturer, Dept. of Performing and Digital Arts, 2019-2020). The work is part of the STREAMING FLUXUS project.

THE ETERNAL CYCLE OF FREEDOM
Kallia Theodosiadi
Camera – editing Costachristoo

A female body as a symbol of Freedom, inspired by Delacroix’s painting, takes form through a performance in the public space of the airport. A freedom that is never constant, is always changing and adapting to each era, creating a perpetual cycle of struggles and revolutions.

The work of Kallia Theodosiadi was part of the postgraduate program of study Theatre and Society of the Dept. of Theatre Studies, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Peloponnese; with module supervisor Associate Prof. Marina Kotzamani. It was realized as part of the Streaming Fluxus project (2020)

PROMITHEAS PLATFORM
The Students of MA “Theatre and Society: Theory, Scenic Practice and Didactics” of University of Peloponnese, present:

A video-art via ZOOM platform inspired by Prometheus Bound of Aeschylus. The myth of Prometheus inspired a range of site-specific, indoor performances, lighting experimentations, video sharing with online interaction and live streaming records. Who’s watching? Who’s listening? Who’s listening to whom? What genus? What path? The need for technology and science, the political dimensions of the myth offer a dynamic dialog with the present.

PARTICIPANTS
• Konstantinos Adrikopoulos
• Kalliopi Kalpodimou
• Ioanna Ntakolia
• Yiannis Panagopoulos
• Katerina Papageorgiou
• Maria Papagiannaki
• Stella Papakonstantinou
• Maria Saritsami
• Fenya Tsami

SPECIAL THANKS
• Artemis Dourou
• Goergi Zalogiannis
• Dimos Klimenof
• George Klinis
• Sotiris Koutsoukos
• Nontas Mihalopoulos
• Nikos Samouridis
• Eva Spithouri
• Christos Sumeonidis
• 4+kati

MUSIC EXCERPTS AND TEXT BY
• Αισχύλος, Προμηθέας Δεσμώτης, μτφ Δημήτρης Δημητριάδης
• Δημήτρης Δημητριάδης, Η ανθρωπωδία ή ανάθεση. Προοίμιο σε μια χιλιετία
• Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Προμηθέας, μτφ Αντώνης Πετρίδης
• John Cage – Seven (1988)
• Umm Kulthum- Lel Sabr Hodoud

 

 


The Department of Performing and Digital Arts, University of Peloponnese goes to Athens Digital Arts Festival

Following its first year of life (2019-2020), the brand new Department of Performing and Digital Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Peloponnese (Nafplion) launched an important collaboration with the internationally acclaimed Athens Digital Arts Festival, based in Athens, Greece. Such a collaborative scheme aims to reveal numerous creative links between academia and contemporary art scene by fostering academic education and intermedia artistic practices. The launch of this collaboration starts this summer (2020) under the umbrella project “Streaming Fluxus”, with students from the Department of Performing and Digital Arts and Theatre Studies submitting new works for the 16th Athens Digital Arts Festival, which goes also online through ADAF ONLINE (online.adaf.gr) during July-August 2020. This year’s artworks have been realised as part of the following modules: “Scenography: Installation and Intervention in public space” (MA in Theatre and Society: Theory, Staging and Didactic / Module leaders: Marina Kotzamani and Asi Dimitroulopoulou) and “Introduction to Performance Art” (BA, Department of Performing and Digital Arts / Lecturer: Bill Psarras).

PARTICIPANTS
BA students / Department of Performing and Digital Arts
Module: Introduction to Performance Art
Project leader – Lecturer: Dr. Bill Psarras (Artist, Adjunct lecturer Dept. of Performing and Digital Arts)
Department of Performing and Digital Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Peloponnese

Renia Palimeri, My New Scarf, video performance (on demand)
Katerina-Nefeli Psarianou, Dreamer, video performance (on demand)
Lena Delavia, Do we communicate?, video performance (on demand)
Michael Sfirakis, Draw My Life, video performance (on demand)
Konstantina Mantzavinou, In the mind of the mirror, video performance (on demand)
Konstantina Mantzavinou, Trapped and Safe, proposal for live performance (live)
Christina Vlachaki, Vicious Cycle, proposal for live performance (live)

Postgraduate students / Department of Theatre Studies
Module: Scenography: Installation and Intervention in public space
Project leader: Marina Kotzamani

Module leaders: Associate Prof. Marina Kotzamani (Dept. of Theatre Studies), Asi Dimitroulopoulou (Teaching Staff, Dept. of Theatre Studies)

MA in Theatre and Society: Theory, Staging and Didactic, Dept. of Theatre Studies, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Peloponnese
Kallia Theodosiadi, The eternal cycle of freedom, video performance (on demand)
Participatory Performance (*), Prometheus Platform, video performance / zoom platform (on demand)

* Participants/Actors
Kostas Andrikopoulos, Kalliopi Kalpodimou, Ioanna Dakolia, Yiannis Panagopoulos, Katerina Papageorgiou, Maria Papagiannaki, Stella Papakonstantinou, Maria Saritsami, Fenia Tsami 

ORGANIZING TEAM
Project coordination: Marina Kotzamani (Head of the Dept. of Performing and Digital Arts, Associate Professor, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Peloponnese) and Ilias Chatzichristodoulou (Founder of Athens Digital Arts Festival)

Concept / Idea  Streaming Fluxus: Bill Psarras (Dr., Artist, Adjunct Lecturer, Dept. of Performing and Digital Arts)

Curation: Ilias Chatzichristodoulou (ADAF), Marina Kotzamani (Head of the Dept. of Performing and Digital Arts), Bill Psarras (Dr., Artist, Adjunct Lecturer, Dept. of Performing and Digital Arts)