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23
Sep
14:00

MISS

Arsaki Arcade

Astrit Ismaili performs as their alter ego “Miss Kosovo”, a fictional figure inspired by Kosovo’s endeavours to be recognised as an independent state. Miss Kosovo, part of Ismaili’s pop operetta MISS, explores the commodification of nature and power relations in connection to war and gender identity issues acting as a testimony of intense bodily experience and transformation.

*only for accredited visitors

14:00

Ta Nea Xysta

Former Santaroza Courthouse • yard

Navine G. Khan-Dossos presents Ta Nea Xysta, painting in real-time the mural she created in situ, especially for the 7th Athens Biennale at the back entrance of the former Santaroza Courthouse. The artist revives and resignifies the traditional technique of Chios known as xysta, shaping new meanings through the conversation between traditional and contemporary symbols depicted in this ethno-mathematical painting. The artist's form of geometric abstraction merges the traditional 'aniconism' of Islamic art with the algorithmic nature of the networked world.

*only for accredited visitors

14:15

The Last Judgement – Reloaded

Former Department Store Fokas • ground floor

Nektarios Pappas’s performance The Last Judgement – Reloaded emerges from his sound sculpture Pandemonium. Inspired by past stories and current politics, he invites the public to question contemporary reality through the construction of liminal spaces where the boundaries between truth and fakes news are blurred. Utilising dark humour, Pappas activates the viewer’s perspective on what is truly happening in our society.

*only for accredited visitors

15:00

XENOMILITIA: THE ANTIFA CHRONICLES

Former Department Store Fokas • 2nd floor

YESSi PERSE invites the audience to join them to play the video game they created in collaboration with Shell Lucky Ocean (Tech Artist) for the 7th Athens Biennale. XENOMILITIA: THE ANTIFA CHRONICLES is a terrorist role-playing game that looks critically at the rising right-wing populace and the demonising of the Antifa movement. By adopting the role of an Antifa-Queer-Terrorist alien, the viewers/players in order to survive must face and defeat the enemy – fascism and totalitarianism.

*only for accredited visitors

16:00

KAYA Boorswester (healing SPA for a sick painting)

Schliemann-Mela Hall • 2nd floor

KAYA with the participation of Violence and Kirsten Kilponen presents a durational performance that pushes their bodies to the extreme. The character of the bear is present, as a kind of “healer” with a giant LED light necklace being charged on a “charging station”. A wall divides the space for privacy and intimacy, while the short video clips from “baerenzwinger” appear on and off. In KAYA Boorswester (healing SPA for a sick painting) the audience is invited to participate in a healing ritual in this sanctuary space.

*only for accredited visitors

20:00

ECLIPSE.Bios: DJ set by Yha Yha

Former Santaroza Courthouse • yard

New World Dysorder collective co-founder, Berlin-based DJ and LSDXOXOs’ Floorgasm resident, Yha Yha will serve us sunny beats for days.

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*only for accredited visitors

20:30

ECLIPSATRIX EXUVIA

Former Department Store Fokas • ground floor

Embodied as an avatar adorned in stylised armour, Huntrezz Janos presents ECLIPSATRIX EXUVIA, part 1, a performance that is staged in a virtual amphitheatre, but also in the physical space of the exhibition. A number of sculptural objects surround the stage which the visitors are free to explore alone or together. Janos will dance alongside their installation ECLIPSATRIX EXUVIA, part 2, in a performance animated in real-time using Live Motion Capture, inviting the audience to gather inside the amphitheatre. The artist will appear in the space via their avatar and begin to rhyme:

Unveiled biennale, holy grail eclipse 
golly exalted derailed leaderships
post folly prevailing sailing space ships 
hailing from Cali inhale post-Pokalypse (...)

*only for accredited visitors

21:00

DESENTERRADA

Former Department Store Fokas • ground floor

Through the art of divination and eerie soundscapes, the bruja Marissa Malik and sound artist Yeshe Bahamon-Beesley create a meditative experience, inviting the audience to reflect on how our terrestrial experiences tie in with cosmological journeys. Inspired by their shared Latin American heritage, the two artists reclaim what has been demonised by Christianity: astrology, tarot reading, and the strength of feminine power. The sonic lecture-performance DESENTERRADA explores divination through a re-contextualised historic lens, while directly translating messages from the planets in this current moment.

*only for accredited visitors

24
Sep
15:00

Ta Nea Xysta

Former Santaroza Courthouse • yard

Navine G. Khan-Dossos presents Ta Nea Xysta, painting in real-time the mural she created in situ, especially for the 7th Athens Biennale at the back entrance of the former Santaroza Courthouse. The artist revives and resignifies the traditional technique of Chios known as xysta, shaping new meanings through the conversation between traditional and contemporary symbols depicted in this ethno-mathematical painting. The artist's form of geometric abstraction merges the traditional 'aniconism' of Islamic art with the algorithmic nature of the networked world.

17:00

KAYA Boorswester (healing SPA for a sick painting)

Schliemann-Mela Hall • 2nd floor

KAYA with the participation of Violence and Kirsten Kilponen presents a durational performance that pushes their bodies to the extreme. The character of the bear is present, as a kind of “healer” with a giant LED light necklace being charged on a “charging station”. A wall divides the space for privacy and intimacy, while the short video clips from “baerenzwinger” appear on and off. In KAYA Boorswester (healing SPA for a sick painting) the audience is invited to participate in a healing ritual in this sanctuary space.

20:00

XENOMILITIA: THE ANTIFA CHRONICLES

Former Department Store Fokas • 2nd floor

YESSi PERSE invites the audience to join them to play the video game they created in collaboration with Shell Lucky Ocean (Tech Artist) for the 7th Athens Biennale. XENOMILITIA: THE ANTIFA CHRONICLES is a terrorist role-playing game that looks critically at the rising right-wing populace and the demonising of the Antifa movement. By adopting the role of an Antifa-Queer-Terrorist alien, the viewers/players in order to survive must face and defeat the enemy – fascism and totalitarianism.

20:00

The New Elementals

Schliemann-Mella Hall • yard

Ayesha Tan-Jones explores the story of the ancient Chinese creation myth Pangu through an operatic performance, imagining a de-colonised future where the world as we know it is destroyed. Through a story-ode to our own transient nature, the artist invites the viewers to participate in an alternative, queer, “optimystic dystopian” near-future, offering them a potential space to give up their traditional role models and learnt perceptions.

20:30

Open Mic

Mestisa Oliha & Jessica Onyinyechi Anosike
Justice Square

Locals are invited for two nights to share testimonies and recollections of their life experiences in an open space of collective sharing. These testimonies serve as an amalgamation of memory, history, experiences and daily “rituals” from a multiplicity of voices that inhabit the city as well as a testament to the transforming nature of the city of Athens. Open Mic nights welcome all people willing to participate in this collective “cleansing” procedure which promotes free and limitless expression.

Curated and coordinated by Mestisa Oliha & Jessica Onyinyechi Anosike.

Mestisa Oliha is a 21-year-old who was born and raised in Athens, with a Filipino and Nigerian background. She studies Communication, with majors in Cinema and Journalism. Her main interest is video editing, but she hopes to engage with stand-up comedy someday.

Jessica Onyinyechi Anosike was born in 1996 and is a mother with one son. She is studying to be a journalist and teaches AFROfitness, a kind of dance that combines aerobic fitness with traditional and contemporary African movements.

21:00

Cinema ECLIPSEd w/ AIFF: Titane

Julia Ducournau
DANAOS (109 Kifissias Avenue)

(2021, France/Belgium, 108’)
A young boy with a bruised face is found by customs officers at the airport. The boy claims to be a child who went missing 10 years ago. His father’s nightmare seems to be coming to an end, all the while a series of brutal murders cause unrest in the area. Julia Ducournau, who we were introduced to with “Raw'' five years ago, offers up the most chilling film of the year and with provocative boldness and spunky direction earns herself the Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or award. On a par with Cronenberg’s “Crash”, “Titane” goes down the colliding routes of physical horror, forcefully changes gear on the concepts of identity and sexual behaviour, accelerates fearlessly and crosses the finish line as a cinematic extreme. A frenzied experience not to be forgotten.

Watch the trailer here.


*CINEMA ECLIPSEd is the outcome of the collaboration between the Athens Biennale and Athens International Film Festival. A series of films from the programme of the 27th AIFF conceptually connected with “ECLIPSE” become part of AB7.

21:00

ECLIPSATRIX EXUVIA

Former Department Store Fokas • ground floor

Embodied as an avatar adorned in stylised armour, Huntrezz Janos presents ECLIPSATRIX EXUVIA, part 1, a performance that is staged in a virtual amphitheatre, but also in the physical space of the exhibition. A number of sculptural objects surround the stage which the visitors are free to explore alone or together. Janos will dance alongside their installation ECLIPSATRIX EXUVIA, part 2, in a performance animated in real-time using Live Motion Capture, inviting the audience to gather inside the amphitheatre. The artist will appear in the space via their avatar and begin to rhyme:

Unveiled biennale, holy grail eclipse
golly exalted derailed leaderships
post folly prevailing sailing space ships
hailing from Cali inhale post-Pokalypse (...)

https://new.videolounges.com/ab7

22:00

ECLIPSE.Bios: DJ set by DJ Florentinο + Manuka Honey + Babynymph

Former Santaroza Courthouse • yard

Booty – bouncing thump of reggaeton mixed with the bass and motion of UK sound system culture. DJ Florentinο is one of the UK’s most innovative producers; fusing together sounds from his Colombian roots with that of the UK underground. Some of his various collaborations with songstresses, pop icons, and MCs include Shygirl, Bad Gyal and Selene.

Multi-genre selection fuses Latinx club sounds from across the world, tying together Reggaeton, Baile Funk, Techno, Hard Drum, and Dembow in her hot and heavy mixes. London-based producer and DJ Manuka Honey is known for shaking down venues across the UK and beyond.

Local DJ and producer Babynymph brings the Hyperpop fun while making clear that “clown shit” behaviour is not a thing.

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22:00

MISS

Former Department Store Fokas • ground floor

Astrit Ismaili performs as their alter ego “Miss Kosovo”, a fictional figure inspired by Kosovo’s endeavours to be recognised as an independent state. Miss Kosovo, part of Ismaili’s pop operetta MISS, explores the commodification of nature and power relations in connection to war and gender identity issues acting as a testimony of intense bodily experience and transformation.

22:15

DESENTERRADA

Former Department Store Fokas • ground floor

Through the art of divination and eerie soundscapes, the bruja Marissa Malik and sound artist Yeshe Bahamon-Beesley create a meditative experience, inviting the audience to reflect on how our terrestrial experiences tie in with cosmological journeys. Inspired by their shared Latin American heritage, the two artists reclaim what has been demonised by Christianity: astrology, tarot reading, and the strength of feminine power. The sonic lecture-performance DESENTERRADA explores divination through a re-contextualised historic lens, while directly translating messages from the planets in this current moment.

25
Sep
13:30

ECLIPSATRIX EXUVIA

Former Department Store Fokas • ground floor

Embodied as an avatar adorned in stylised armour, Huntrezz Janos presents ECLIPSATRIX EXUVIA, part 1, a performance that is staged in a virtual amphitheatre, but also in the physical space of the exhibition. A number of sculptural objects surround the stage which the visitors are free to explore alone or together. Janos will dance alongside their installation ECLIPSATRIX EXUVIA, part 2, in a performance animated in real-time using Live Motion Capture, inviting the audience to gather inside the amphitheatre. The artist will appear in the space via their avatar and begin to rhyme:

Unveiled biennale, holy grail eclipse
golly exalted derailed leaderships
post folly prevailing sailing space ships
hailing from Cali inhale post-Pokalypse (...)

https://new.videolounges.com/ab7

15:00

Reverse Synergy

Former Department Store Fokas • 5th floor + Online

"As a player, you are both the creator and spectator of the narrative."

The Mycological Twist activates their installation Reverse Synergy (2021) by inviting artists, academics, and visitors to participate, reflect and live with them in the online multi-player game ECO from Strange Loop Games. Through this long game experience, the players will explore the different perspectives of (online) co-existence and the alternative aspects of the dynamics of digital communities and gaming culture.

Participants:
Omsk Social Club
Juliet Jacques

The live event will be simultaneously broadcasted online via live streaming.

Connect here.

15:00

Ta Nea Xysta

Former Santaroza Courthouse • yard

Navine G. Khan-Dossos presents Ta Nea Xysta, painting in real-time the mural she created in situ, especially for the 7th Athens Biennale at the back entrance of the former Santaroza Courthouse. The artist revives and resignifies the traditional technique of Chios known as xysta, shaping new meanings through the conversation between traditional and contemporary symbols depicted in this ethno-mathematical painting. The artist's form of geometric abstraction merges the traditional 'aniconism' of Islamic art with the algorithmic nature of the networked world.

18:00

In Heaven: An Alternate Reality Game

Sophia Giovannitti w/ Tourmaline
Former Department Store Fokas • ground floor

The Athens Biennale invites you to the premiere of the short film In Heaven: An Alternate Reality Game (2021), directed by Sophia Giovanniti and co-starring and produced by Tourmaline. The film functions both as an artwork and an advertisement for escort services, aestheticizing the boundary between art and sex industries. In Heaven invites the viewer to participate in an "alternate reality game" via a conceptual work unfolding from the viewer’s willingness to acknowledge the socio-erotic and confessional labour demanded of precarious artists as labour.

The screening will be followed by Giovannitti's reading of an excerpt from her in-progress book Working Girl (2023) on art, sex, and capitalism as well as a Q&A with both Giovannitti and Tourmaline.


Sophia Giovannitti is an artist and writer based in New York. She studies the commodification of the parts of ourselves we hold dear, positing, from a materialist perspective, that there is no way out but through. Through her ongoing series of performance-based studies, she seeks to trouble and re-choreograph the flow of capital through the art and sex industries. Her first book, Working Girl, is forthcoming from Verso in 2023.

19:00

The Last Judgement - Reloaded

Former Department Store Fokas • ground floor

Nektarios Pappas’s performance The Last Judgement – Reloaded emerges from his sound sculpture Pandemonium. Inspired by past stories and current politics, he invites the public to question contemporary reality through the construction of liminal spaces where the boundaries between truth and fakes news are blurred. Utilising dark humour, Pappas activates the viewer’s perspective on what is truly happening in our society.

19:20

The Feminine, The Feminine, The Feminine Ha I

Schliemann-Mella Hall • Loukoumades Aigaion

"To be soft is to feel and to be soft is to be free."

as they lay w/ Abdu Ali and Markele Cullins unfold their personal and collective narratives bringing a taste of the Black and Queer scene of Baltimore in Athens. Their performance is bold and raw; it is a praise to the undercommons, a hymn for the marginalised artists. In the performances The Feminine, The Feminine, The Feminine Ha as they lay pay homage to what it means to be Black, Feminine, and Queer at the same time.

22:00

Bios.ECLIPSE: DJ set by Noff Weezy + Andreas Palmer

Former Santaroza Courthouse • yard

DJ Noff Weezy is a freak for sound and its aesthetics. Stimulating yet delicate, her DJ sets give off a feeling of tantalising sensation. Anyone who has danced to her tunes knows what it means to be transcended into another sphere. Her partner in crime Andreas Palmer infuses his energy continuously in his selections and sets. His UK influences are clear, no matter the electronic genre everything is centred around the melody, bass lines and the groove.

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26
Sep
15:00

Ta Nea Xysta

Former Santaroza Courthouse • yard

Navine G. Khan-Dossos presents Ta Nea Xysta, painting in real-time the mural she created in situ, especially for the 7th Athens Biennale at the back entrance of the former Santaroza Courthouse. The artist revives and resignifies the traditional technique of Chios known as xysta, shaping new meanings through the conversation between traditional and contemporary symbols depicted in this ethno-mathematical painting. The artist's form of geometric abstraction merges the traditional 'aniconism' of Islamic art with the algorithmic nature of the networked world.

17:00

Extractor

Former Santaroza Courthouse • yard

A participatory game experience of Extractor, a playable artwork created by the artist Simon Denny.

One game master, five players.
Reinventing the classic Australian sheep-farming game 'Squatter', Extractor is a dystopian board game that maps the possible dynamics of global data-driven businesses or platforms as they compete for world domination. Extractor highlights the upheaval in the form of a board game that asks players to adopt the corporate goals and strategies behind this marketplace. By building their own centralised data platform in Extractor, the visitors/players will reveal the mechanisms underlying digital capitalism.

Game master: Simon Denny

19:00

The Feminine, The Feminine, The Feminine Ha II

Schliemann-Mela Hall • Loukoumades Aigaion

"To be soft is to feel and to be soft is to be free."

as they lay w/ Abdu Ali and Markele Cullins unfold their personal and collective narratives bringing a taste of the Black and Queer scene of Baltimore in Athens. Their performance is bold and raw; it is a praise to the undercommons, a hymn for the marginalised artists. In the performances The Feminine, The Feminine, The Feminine Ha as they lay pay homage to what it means to be Black, Feminine, and Queer at the same time.

20:30

Open Mic

Mestisa Oliha & Jessica Onyinyechi Anosike
Justice Square

Locals are invited for two nights to share testimonies and recollections of their life experiences in an open space of collective sharing. These testimonies serve as an amalgamation of memory, history, experiences and daily “rituals” from a multiplicity of voices that inhabit the city as well as a testament to the transforming nature of the city of Athens. Open Mic nights welcome all people willing to participate in this collective “cleansing” procedure which promotes free and limitless expression.

Curated and coordinated by Mestisa Oliha & Jessica Onyinyechi Anosike.

Mestisa Oliha is a 21-year-old who was born and raised in Athens, with a Filipino and Nigerian background. She studies Communication, with majors in Cinema and Journalism. Her main interest is video editing, but she hopes to engage with stand-up comedy someday.

Jessica Onyinyechi Anosike was born in 1996 and is a mother with one son. She is studying to be a journalist and teaches AFROfitness, a kind of dance that combines aerobic fitness with traditional and contemporary African movements.

21:00

Bios.ECLIPSE: DJ set by Aggelika

Former Santaroza Courthouse • yard

Η Aggelika είναι αρχιτεκτόνισσα και DJ με έδρα την Αθήνα. Αντιλαμβάνεται τη μουσική ως πεδίο που προσφέρει χώρο και μεγαλύτερη ελευθερία, που δεν περιορίζεται. Μόνο εδώ μπορεί να πραγματωθεί η μουσική δυναμική των αισθητικών μεθόδων. Η απλότητα του ρυθμού και η καθαρότητα της μελωδίας εμπεριέχουν τη λάμψη της ομορφιάς.

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29
Sep
21:15

Cinema ECLIPSEd w/ AIFF: Disclosure

Sam Fedder
DANAOS (109 Kifissias Avenue)

(2020, USA, 100')
With the often dismal, twisted portrayal of transgender people in Hollywood and on TV as its starting point, the utterly enlightening “Disclosure” tells a story full of harmful stereotypes, examining how the collective narrative and consequently our perception of trans people was shaped. While the visibility of trans people increases, signaling the potential early beginnings of a positive social change at the same time violence against them is ongoing, making it even more paramount that they participate in the cultural narrative. Laverne Cox (“Orange Is the New Black”), Lilly Wachowski (“The Matrix”), MJ Rodriguez (“Pose”) and Jamie Clayton (“Sense8”) among others, share personal experiences and reactions, in a revolutionary film about how we perceive trans people.

Director and producer in attendance.

Watch the trailer here.


*CINEMA ECLIPSEd is the outcome of the collaboration between the Athens Biennale and Athens International Film Festival. A series of films from the programme of the 27th AIFF conceptually connected with “ECLIPSE” become part of AB7.

 

22:00

Bios.ECLIPSE: DJ set by Flokosh

Former Santaroza Courthouse • yard

Dividing his time between Berlin and Athens, where he was born, Flökosh comes from a diverse musical background thanks to his family. At the age of eleven, he fell in love with electronic music when his older brother began listening to podcasts on jungle/DnB and later on dubstep and grime. He has been producing since the age of fifteen.

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30
Sep
20:00

Cinema ECLIPSEd w/ AIFF: So Foul a Sky

Álvaro Pulpeiro
STELLA (34 Tenedou Str., Fokionos Negri, Kypseli)

(2021, Colombia / Spain / UK, 83')
“So foul a sky clears not without a storm”, writes Shakespeare in “King John” a quote borrowed by Joseph Conrad as an epigraph in his “Nostromo”. It’s no wonder then that Álvaro Pulpeiro’s fly on the wall documentary, with its poetic title, travels to Venezuela, a stone’s throw away from Nostromo’s Columbia (Costaguana), observing a potentially affluent country brought to its knees by a political crisis. With a pensive voiceover intermittently throughout the film and images juxtaposing natural beauty with human degradation, Pulpeiro mixes a cinematic adhesive aiming to cement together what is completely broken. Scattered radio excerpts of tense speaking at times by Maduro at other times by Guaidó, hints at the American factor of Trump’s administration, migrant flows, smugglers of the remaining barrels of oil… A documentary that immerses you in its world both near and far, a world defeated.

Watch the trailer here.


*CINEMA ECLIPSEd is the outcome of the collaboration between the Athens Biennale and Athens International Film Festival. A series of films from the programme of the 27th AIFF conceptually connected with “ECLIPSE” become part of AB7.

21:45

Cinema ECLIPSEd w/ AIFF: Memoria

Apichatpong Weerasethakul
IDEAL (46 Panepistimiou Str.)

(2021, Colombia / Thailand / France / Germany / Mexico / Quatar, 136')
In Columbia, a loud bang wakes a British woman up. As these small sound bombs, which only she can hear, start to multiply, the heroine decides to find where they are coming from. However, the answer to their origin is shocking. One of the few times when the artistic pairing between a director and an actor has proven to be so fitting and exciting, Apichatpong Weerasethakul and Tilda Swinton’s “Memoria” brings together two beguiling beings and places them en route to an unforgettable cinematic date with the unknown. As with previous films of the Palme d’Or winning director, watching “Memoria” becomes a mystical process, resembling meditation, which rewards the patient viewer with an utterly mystifying and evocative experience the like of which is rarely had in cinemas nowadays. Recipient of the Jury Prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival for a one of a kind film, which can only be truly enjoyed in a dark cinema venue.

Watch the trailer here.


*CINEMA ECLIPSEd is the outcome of the collaboration between the Athens Biennale and Athens International Film Festival. A series of films from the programme of the 27th AIFF conceptually connected with “ECLIPSE” become part of AB7.

22:00

Bios.ECLIPSE: DJ set by Kareem Kalokoh + Complex Shadow (ATH KIDS) + Dennis Green

Former Santaroza Courthouse • yard

Both members of ATH KIDS Collective, Kareem Kalokoh, the co-founder, and Complex Shadow will merge their talents once again by performing live. ATH KIDS are the best Athens has to offer when it comes to well-rounded artists. Dennis is a DJ and producer based in Athens. He played at Megaron Mousikis, Documenta 14, NTS Radio and Plissken Festival among others. He joins ATH KIDS with his Hip Hop and 2000 R&B Beats.

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01
Oct
20:00

Cinema ECLIPSEd w/ AIFF: Velvet Underground

Todd Haynes
IDEAL (46 Panepistimiou Str.)

(2021, USA, 120')
When the great American director of “Safe”, “Carol” and “I’m Not There” undertakes the telling of the story of one of the three most radical rock groups in the history of music (alongside the Beatles and the Stones), at the very least, one would expect an unconventional music film. Todd Haynes does just that as through the medium of vivid and magnificently experimental cinema he offers up the thrilling chronicle of a legendary age and the wonderfully damned people who defined it and lived in it: comprised of exceptional archival material, with the participation of John Cale and Maureen Tucker, sole survivors of the band, the voice of Lou Reed commenting and a neverending audiovisual mosaic magically taking form on screen, causing chills.
Foreword by music critic Markos Frangos.

Watch the trailer here.


*CINEMA ECLIPSEd is the outcome of the collaboration between the Athens Biennale and Athens International Film Festival. A series of films from the programme of the 27th AIFF conceptually connected with “ECLIPSE” become part of AB7.

21:30

Cinema ECLIPSEd w/ AIFF: Paris is Burning

Jennie Livingston
TRIANON (21 Kodrigktonos Str.)

(1990, USA, 78')
A landmark of a film on gay, trans and drag culture. Filmed in “Houses” and “Balls” venues, Jennie Livingston openly speaks about the people who drew the shortest straw of the American (and not only American) capitalist reality. And herein lies the triumph of “Paris”: It doesn’t merely describe a subculture and its rules, but also points out the inherent class consciousness of people whose own nature is victimised by the status quo which wildly marginalises them while simultaneously dousing them in values hard to live up to. And while most of them were ultimately, prematurely and tragically lost, the words of the legendary Dorian Corey remain painfully unforgettable: “You don't have to bend the whole world. I think it's better to just enjoy it. Pay your dues, and just enjoy it. If you shoot an arrow and it goes real high, hooray for you.”

Introduction by House of Careola, accompanied by Voguing Show.

Watch the trailer here.


*CINEMA ECLIPSEd is the outcome of the collaboration between the Athens Biennale and Athens International Film Festival. A series of films from the programme of the 27th AIFF conceptually connected with “ECLIPSE” become part of AB7.

22:00

Bios.ECLIPSE: DJ set by Ayshel + Grace Ow

Former Santaroza Courthouse • yard

Ayshel is a DJ and co-founder of Waiting Room, based in Athens. Her selections are located somewhere between tribal beats, hypnotic melodies and industrial sounds. Her sets are mostly based on electro, through a constant exploration of dark and ethereal atmospheres, while also trying to bridge her metal music origins with techno and acid elements.

Grace Ow is a 27-year-old DJ and visual artist born in Kenya and raised in Greece. She studied graphic design and film direction. She curated her first exhibition in Mesologghi, including digital collages and installations. Her interest has expanded to music; in 2020, under the name Odile Nyx, she released her first EP title Fractured, an electro/IDM project.

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02
Oct
17:00

Problem Hip Area: Fat Femininity as Treason in Modern Greek Culture

Sofia Apostolidou
Former Department Store Fokas • ground floor

Bodily imaginaries, like the ‘body politic’, have powerfully shaped conceptions of the Nation. At the same time, nation-building is produced and sustained by normative fantasies of the feminine body. This talk explores representations of fat femininities in Greek popular culture as evidence of aspirations for modernity and Europeanness. Representations of fatness are not only contextualized by cultural specificities but can also play a central role in the formation of national identity narratives. Where discourses around women’s bodies and the Nation are usually around tropes of motherhood, Apostolidou is arguing that performing eurocentric slenderness is also a part of the Nation’s demands, especially in countries where belonging to Europeanness and Westerness is contested.


Sofia Apostolidou is a member of the Research Training Group “Minor Cosmopolitanisms” and a joint PhD candidate at the University of Potsdam/University of Melbourne. She was a founding member of the activist group the “Political Fatties”, with whom she has published the collection “Fatties: Aspects of Fatness as a Political Identity”, and organised conferences, workshops and performances in Athens, Thessaloniki, Berlin, and Amsterdam. In 2019 she published the article “Weighing Posthumanism: Fatness and Contested Humanity” (co-authored with Dr Jules Sturm) in the Journal of Social Inclusion, and her chapter on fat femininity, modernity and national Greek identity is included in the Routledge International Handbook of Fat Studies (2021).

18:00

The Last Judgement – Reloaded

Former Department Store Fokas • ground floor

Nektarios Pappas’s performance The Last Judgement – Reloaded emerges from his sound sculpture Pandemonium. Inspired by past stories and current politics, he invites the public to question contemporary reality through the construction of liminal spaces where the boundaries between truth and fakes news are blurred. Utilising dark humour, Pappas activates the viewer’s perspective on what is truly happening in our society.

18:00

Extractor

Former Department Store Fokas • -1 floor

A participatory game experience of Extractor, a playable artwork created by the artist Simon Denny.

One game master, five players.
Reinventing the classic Australian sheep-farming game 'Squatter', Extractor is a dystopian board game that maps the possible dynamics of global data-driven businesses or platforms as they compete for world domination. Extractor highlights the upheaval in the form of a board game that asks players to adopt the corporate goals and strategies behind this marketplace. By building their own centralised data platform in Extractor, the visitors/players will reveal the mechanisms underlying digital capitalism.

Game master: Captain Stavros

18:15

Mothers Mothering Mothers

Former Department Store Fokas • ground floor

How can the drag mothering structures of care be an encounter for other contexts?

Taka Taka gives the performative lecture Mothers Mothering Mothers beginning with their personal experience of being mothered as well as the tools and strategies used for drag-mothering the kids of the Drag House of Hopelezz and the Drag King House of Løsbois. Taka Taka plays with expectations of identity through character constructions and highlights how the potential of drag mothering functions as a catalyst and agent for art education. 

Duration: 180'
RSVP here.

22:00

Bios.ECLIPSE: DJ set by Roman + Saradis

Former Santaroza Courthouse • yard

Roman & Saradis are taking over the decks with their infamous sexy sound that includes Detroit Techno, Chicago House, Italo Disco, and Sheffield Industrial tunes among others.

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22:15

Cinema ECLIPSEd w/ AIFF: After Blue

Bertrand Mandico
TRIANON (21 Kodrigktonos Str.)

(2021, France, 127')
There are those creators who direct our world and those who define and make their own. Bertrand Mandico certainly belongs to the latter. On a planet of women, Roxy unwittingly unearths a murderer and is condemned along with her mother by the local community to be hunted and killed. But it’s one thing to summarise the plot and quite another to watch the film itself, for then one must think back to the videoclip extravaganzas of the early 80s, Ken Russell and Terry Gilliam, Hammer Horror and the 60’s Corman film adaptations of Edgar Allan Poe, Macbeth or even the world of Kate Bush and Josef von Sternberg, who lend their names to characters in the film. An eclectic explosion of unique audiovisual atmosphere, a film that cannot be classified, experimental, sensual and dreamy.

Watch the trailer here.


*CINEMA ECLIPSEd is the outcome of the collaboration between the Athens Biennale and Athens International Film Festival. A series of films from the programme of the 27th AIFF conceptually connected with “ECLIPSE” become part of AB7.

03
Oct
18:00

EXTRA_visit

Justice Square

"Everything is suspended. Everything is on the verge of change. Giving up can be elevating as an alternative to conventional understandings of success. Gravity is quickly turned into weightlessness. A beautiful scene appears, of a corporal ascent, a figure that is more than one. Empathy is the ultimate perceptive tool as bodies and sounds merge. The assemblage of images – aural, tactile and visual – becomes a vehicle for the transcendence of humanness. Becoming extra, more than and with a square, a thing, an earthly – or not – critter."
– Panos Giannikopoulos

Julian Weber presents a three-hour performance influenced by the genre of sci-fi and his research for his work EXTRA (2019). With the sounds by Kinga Ötvös, the artist sinks into the Justice Square and through his movement he engages the environment by exploring its surprising articulation. His body journeys in an unusual time and turns into different matter, becoming more than human. Weber introduces elements that stimulate different senses, aspiring to question the norm and introduce new constructions.

Concept/Dance/Set: Julian Weber
Music/Performance: Kinga Ötvös
Read the full text by Panos Giannikopoulos here.

19:00

Extractor

Former Department Store Fokas • -1 floor

A participatory game experience of Extractor, a playable artwork created by the artist Simon Denny.

One game master, five players.
Reinventing the classic Australian sheep-farming game 'Squatter', Extractor is a dystopian board game that maps the possible dynamics of global data-driven businesses or platforms as they compete for world domination. Extractor highlights the upheaval in the form of a board game that asks players to adopt the corporate goals and strategies behind this marketplace. By building their own centralised data platform in Extractor, the visitors/players will reveal the mechanisms underlying digital capitalism.

Game master: Captain Stavros

19:30

Cinema ECLIPSEd w/ AIFF: So Foul a Sky

Álvaro Pulpeiro
STELLA (34 Tenedou Str., Fokionos Negri, Kypseli)

(2021, Colombia / Spain / UK, 83')
“So foul a sky clears not without a storm”, writes Shakespeare in “King John” a quote borrowed by Joseph Conrad as an epigraph in his “Nostromo”. It’s no wonder then that Álvaro Pulpeiro’s fly on the wall documentary, with its poetic title, travels to Venezuela, a stone’s throw away from Nostromo’s Columbia (Costaguana), observing a potentially affluent country brought to its knees by a political crisis. With a pensive voiceover intermittently throughout the film and images juxtaposing natural beauty with human degradation, Pulpeiro mixes a cinematic adhesive aiming to cement together what is completely broken. Scattered radio excerpts of tense speaking at times by Maduro at other times by Guaidó, hints at the American factor of Trump’s administration, migrant flows, smugglers of the remaining barrels of oil… A documentary that immerses you in its world both near and far, a world defeated.

Watch the trailer here.


*CINEMA ECLIPSEd is the outcome of the collaboration between the Athens Biennale and Athens International Film Festival. A series of films from the programme of the 27th AIFF conceptually connected with “ECLIPSE” become part of AB7.

19:45

The Last Judgement – Reloaded

Former Department Store Fokas • ground floor

Nektarios Pappas’s performance The Last Judgement – Reloaded emerges from his sound sculpture Pandemonium. Inspired by past stories and current politics, he invites the public to question contemporary reality through the construction of liminal spaces where the boundaries between truth and fakes news are blurred. Utilising dark humour, Pappas activates the viewer’s perspective on what is truly happening in our society.

22:00

Bios.ECLIPSE: DJ set by Bora Bora

Former Santaroza Courthouse • yard

Bora Bora lives between Brussels and Athens. Promoter at the party/project "From Athens to Brussels with Love", she is one of those familiar faces that has always been an active member of Brussels’s nightlife. From mesmerising warm.

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06
Oct
20:00

Bios.ECLIPSE: DJ set by Lolsnake

Former Santaroza Courthouse • yard

Danielle aka Lolsnake is a Berlin-based DJ/Visual Artist. They run the event series Weeeirdos which holds a residency at OHM Berlin. They curate and promote other parties, concerts and exhibitions around the city of Berlin.

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07
Oct
21:00

Bios.ECLIPSE: DJ set by DJ NOT I + i-VYE

Former Santaroza Courthouse • yard

DJ NOT I is an Athens-based DJ/artist known for his fast, crunchy, and playful mixes. Alongside him, i-VYE, a DJ/Researcher based in Switzerland, whose music reconstructs and reframes the position of listening and clubbing.

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08
Oct
21:00

Bios.ECLIPSE: DJ set by Nonika + Carina

Former Santaroza Courthouse • yard

Nonika is an Athens-based composer/producer. He has trained in classical piano and discovered synths at a young age. You might know him from the local ballroom scene, where he is DJing music that makes you wanna cry and twerk at the same time. Rising talent Carina explores sounds, textures and words with her mixes all together while making you dance.

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09
Oct
15:00

Reverse Synergy

Online

“As a player, you are both the creator and spectator of the narrative.”

The Mycological Twist activates their installation Reverse Synergy (2021) by inviting artists, academics, and visitors to participate, reflect and live with them in the online multi-player game ECO from Strange Loop Games. Through this long game experience, the players will explore the different perspectives of (online) co-existence and the alternative aspects of the dynamics of digital communities and gaming culture.

Participants:
Dorota Gawęda and Eglė Kulbokaitė
Wassim Alsindi
Angela Chan
Alison Sperling

The live event will be simultaneously broadcasted online via live streaming.

Connect here.
Watch the event here.

22:00

Bios.ECLIPSE: DJ set by Raumtester + Anatolian Weapons

Former Santaroza Courthouse • yard

Raumtester is a DJ/producer from Moscow and Saint Petersburg. His mixes include a meaty variety of different genres from vocal house and groovy techno to dirty industrial and long-forgotten gems. He is a resident of the infamous gay techno party called Popoff Kitchen. With him, the one and only Anatolian Weapon, Athens based DJ/producer, with releases on Dark Entries, Emotional Response, Beats in Space, Dekmantel, Lux Rec, Lurid Music and more.

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10
Oct
21:00

Bios.ECLIPSE: DJ set by Faxelange

Former Santaroza Courthouse • yard

FXLNG is an Athens-based DJ/producer. He has been part of the underground scene of Athens for quite some time DJing and organizing parties. FAXELANGE is experimental computer music and outlandish sentimental sets.

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13
Oct
21:00

Bios.ECLIPSE: DJ set by KHMER

Former Santaroza Courthouse • yard

Khmer is an Athens-based engineer. She selects sounds ranging from breaks and warped club to jazz and afrobeat, exploring connections beyond borders.

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14
Oct
18:00

The art of narrating our collective trauma

Online • Zoom talk

A live online discussion with Steve McQueen
For one evening, in the context of the 7th Athens Biennale ECLIPSE, acclaimed artist and film director Steve McQueen in live conversation with Poka-Yio and Eirini Niamouaia Ontoul.


Steve McQueen, one of the most influential artists and film directors of our time, is about to appear on your screens live for an exclusive public discussion.

On Thursday, October 14th 2021, at 7 pm, the audience will have the opportunity to hear this universally acclaimed and prominent figure – Oscar-winning director of Shame and 12 Years a Slave and winner of the Turner Prize – discuss with the artistic director of the Athens Biennale Poka-Yio and Onassis Stegi collaborator and activist Eirini Niamouaia Ontoul on the art of unearthing collective traumas and marginalized human stories.

In the context of the conversation, Steve McQueen will also speak about his video installation, End Credits (2012 - ongoing), co-produced by Onassis Stegi and currently on display at the Onassis Stegi Exhibition Hall -1, from September 24 to October 24, 2021, as part of the 7th Athens Biennale ECLIPSE.


PARTICIPATION
To participate, please submit an application of interest here.
You can register until Thursday, October 14th, 18:00 (UTC+3).

LANGUAGE
The Zoom talk will be conducted in English.

DURATION
45 min

Q&A
The discussion will follow a live Q&A with the audience via the zoom chat.

21:00

Bios.ECLIPSE: DJ set by Jeph Vanger + DJ Scammer

Former Santaroza Courthouse • yard

Jeph Vanger is an award-winning sound designer, installation artist and electronic composer who works and lives between London and Athens. DJ Scammer is an Athens-based DJ and producer. A classically trained musician turned raver, his sets are filled with a rude bass spirit and breaky psychedelia.

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15
Oct
21:00

Bios.ECLIPSE: DJ set by Breaking Moves + Liegota

Former Santaroza Courthouse • yard

From soulboy to beat machine charmer, the journey to the Mecca of music seems endless for Breakin Moves. An Athenian DJ and digger initiated by underground record stores and dusty warehouses in the heart of the ancient city, Breakin Moves has in his musical arsenal from Turkish Psychedelia, Afro Beats and Boogie to dark Roland TR-707 rhythms, Deep House and even Jungle from the early ’90s. He is a founding member of Bomba Energia Sound System.

Liegota is a DJ and producer from Athens. An abstract but joyful take on electronic dance music production, something like “generic gone wrong” kind of thing. His style collapses confused house music and wavy ambiences in techno hooks and synth riffs but never in the right order. When he DJs, it is mostly electro-italo-disco mixed with various other odd stuff.

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16
Oct
21:00

Bios.ECLIPSE: DJ set by DJ Problems + Poor J'Darr

Former Santaroza Courthouse • yard

DJ Problems is an active DJ and producer from Athens, embedded in the Athenian scene since 2017. His productions have been released under respectable labels such as Vanila, Dionysian Mysteries and Hypress. His music is a seamless blend of electro, ghetto, bass and ambient sounds.

Poor J’Darr is a young and upcoming producer from Athens, looking to find his way in life through electronic music. Expect stiff bass lines and chunky breaks in a natural progression.

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17
Oct
21:00

Bios.ECLIPSE: DJ set by Bonebrokk

Former Santaroza Courthouse • yard

Bonebrokk is the personal project of sound artist Marios Naris, currently based in Athens, Greece. Alongside running his own Trial & Error record label, he has released music on labels like Infinite Machine (MEX), All Centre (UK), SFX (DE), More Genres (GR) and Nutty Wombat (GR) while having been remixed by legendary electronic music artists like Surgeon and Mosca. His DJ sets are based on forward-thinking music while keeping the fun factor the top priority. Currently, Βonebrokk is recording his debut full-length album ExoPunk.

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21
Oct
19:00

ENDYMION/: Chapter 3: Moonset Soon, Post Blood Moon, Orionids Meteor Shower

Justice Square + Online

Valinia Svoronou presents the last chapter of ENDYMION/: Chapter 3: Moonset Soon, Post Blood Moon, Orionids Meteor Shower. Taking the ancient Greek myth of Endymion as a point of departure, she creates a kind of intuitive navigation-reading, where zodiac myths are understood as escape plans, distractions, detours, and wanderings.

The artist performs a brief reading for Endymion inviting you to stargaze Selene, the Moon Goddess, and browse the constellations through her app.

Download Endymion
App Store 
Google Play

22
Oct
19:00

ENDYMION/: Chapter 3: Moonset Soon, Post Blood Moon, Orionids Meteor Shower

Online

In the last chapter of ENDYMION/: Chapter 3: Moonset Soon, Post Blood Moon, Orionids Meteor Shower, Valinia Svoronou creates a kind of intuitive navigation-reading where zodiac myths are understood as escape plans, distractions, detours, and wanderings. By revisiting the ancient Greek myth of Endymion, Svoronou explores the history of navigation and myth inviting the audience to dive into an augmented reality world.

Download Endymion
App Store 
Google Play

23
Oct
15:00

Reverse Synergy

Online

“As a player, you are both the creator and spectator of the narrative.”

The Mycological Twist activates their installation Reverse Synergy (2021) by inviting artists, academics, and visitors to participate, reflect and live with them in the online multi-player game ECO from Strange Loop Games. Through this long game experience, the players will explore the different perspectives of (online) co-existence and the alternative aspects of the dynamics of digital communities and gaming culture.

Participants:
Lola Olufemi 
Xenia Chiaramonte 
Laura Op de Beke

The live event will be simultaneously broadcasted online via live streaming.

Connect here.
Watch the event here.

18:00

The Sweet Spot of Memory: A Performative Talk with Loukoumades and Honey

Schliemann-Mela Hall • yard

What does it mean to re-enact a collective memory and in particular a sweet memory? A century-old family-owned shop selling traditional fried dough drizzled with honey, “loukoumades”, moved away from its shop in Schliemann-Mela Hall, a venue of the current 7th Athens Biennale ECLIPSE. With this change, Athens lost a landmark, a meeting point but also a Sweet Spot. How can the collective and the individual memory be affected by such an incident? How has our innocence and childhood been forced to “grow up” almost overnight in such a “traumatic” way?

A performative talk with freshly prepared Loukoumades with Honey according to the family recipe of Fyllas family, the owners of Loukoumades Aigaion. Following the challenges and aspects of the exhibition, the representatives of the Fyllas family George and Iliana alongside the chef pâtissier Antonis Selekos, art theorist and writer Theophilos Tramboulis and artist Poka-Yio go down the memory lane in search of its lost Sweet Spot and look for the dimensions that this kind of eclipse could mean for the present and the future of Athenian citizens.

During the talk, Aeneas Sakos, former employee of Loukoumades Aigaion, will prepare and offer the visitors appetising loukoumades.


Iliana Fylla is an art and culture specialist, Dr in the History of contemporary dance. She often works in the cultural communication area for different entities such as artistic groups; cultural institutions; media or private companies.
George Fyllas is a finance and management engineer; former owner of Loukoumades Aigaion and the present owner of Living Theros boutique hotel in Tinos island.
Antonis Selekos is chef pâtissier and collaborator of Funky Gourmet.
Theophilos Tramboulis is curator of contemporary art publications and exhibitions and translator.
Poka-Yio is visual artist and curator.

29
Oct
21:00

Bios.ECLIPSE: DJ set by K.atoy + Jacob of Cappadocia

Former Santaroza Courthouse • yard

At her most comfortable moment, in the hazy glow of the morning, K.atou is the kind of DJ that prefers a time at the party where the edges are worn out and a more meaningful relationship can be struck up with the crowd. The Greek selector, of course, has the means to ignite any time of the night, but there is after all a certain kind of magic that comes over a party’s later hours when the crowd is ready to fully experience the sounds being presented to them.

Jacob has been “lost” in disco, house, and electronic music since high school. His big love for music and dance led him to take over the decks, always aiming to pass on that ecstatic feeling to the crowd. His taste and eagerness to share his voyage have taken him to many places and highly acclaimed dance floors such as Glastonbury’s legendary Block9 stage and London’s Dalston Superstore as well as the local Athenian staples of dance music such as six d.o.g.s, Romantso, Cantina Social to name a few.

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30
Oct
22:00

Bios.ECLIPSE: DJ set by DOG2TH + Oko DJ

Former Santaroza Courthouse • yard

OKO DJ is an active member of the BFDM label who has been praised for the eclecticism and the quality of her selections, breaking barriers between genres and time. From contemporary and futuristic sounds to 80s music, from cold body music to exotic atmospheres, OKO DJ’s sets are marked by a unique taste and freedom with performances in Dekmantel, Shape Platform and Herrensauna among others.

In the depths of Athens city, Greece, DJ D0G2TH spends his days observing his surroundings. Not a human himself, but an intergalactic being, he collects information on the way humans behave. Through his sets, he manages to create a fusion of wave, bass and breaks, filtered through a street aesthetic. D0G2TH touches on urban sentiment and leaves his mark on the four-dimensional continuum.

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04
Nov
17:30

The New Infinity Athens

New Digital Planetarium (387 Syggrou Avenue)

A three-day festival is coming to us from the future, presenting – from November 4 to 6 – the infinite possibilities of techno-visual culture in Athens for the first time, inside the impressive space that is the New Digital Planetarium. An Onassis Culture production, organised in partnership with the Eugenides Foundation as part of the 7th Athens Biennale ECLIPSE, with the support of the Berliner Festspiele.

17:30 – 18:30
Robert Lippok & Lucas Gutierrez: Non-Face (15')
Agnieszka Polska: The Happiest Thought (21')
Theo Triantafyllidis & Sun Araw: VHW7 (18')
Break

19:00 – 19:45
Jan Kounen: Ayahuasca (13')
Fatima Al Qadiri & Transforma: Extraordinary Alien (16')
David OReilly: The End of Stories (15')
Break

20:30 – 21:00
Live show/concert curated by ONASSIS STEGI: Devika
Break

21:30 – 22:30
Lucas Gutierrez & Robert Lippok: SPIN (13')
David OReilly: Eye of the Dream (30')
Actress & Actual Objects: Grey Interiors (20')

More info here.
Reserve your seat here.

21:00

Bios.ECLIPSE: DJ set by ACS

Former Santaroza Courthouse • yard

ACS is a visual artist, producer and DJ. His practice is focused on sound design methods and synthesis. He is currently a resident DJ on Fade Radio, producing the show ATOPIA, a multi-style radio show of borderless explorations in electronic music spectra.

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05
Nov
17:30

The New Infinity Athens

New Digital Planetarium (387 Syggrou Avenue)

A three-day festival is coming to us from the future, presenting – from November 4 to 6 – the infinite possibilities of techno-visual culture in Athens for the first time, inside the impressive space that is the New Digital Planetarium. An Onassis Culture production, organised in partnership with the Eugenides Foundation as part of the 7th Athens Biennale ECLIPSE, with the support of the Berliner Festspiele.

17:30 – 18:15
David OReilly: Eye of the Dream (30')
Fatima Al Qadiri & Transforma: Extraordinary Alien (16')
Break

18:45 – 19:45
Agnieszka Polska: The Happiest Thought (21')
Actress & Actual Objects: Grey Interiors (20')
David OReilly: The End of Stories (15')
Break

20:30 – 21:00
Live show/concert curated by ONASSIS STEGI: Panos Alexiadis
Break

21:30 – 22:15
Robert Lippok & Lucas Gutierrez: Non-Face (15')
Jan Kounen: Ayahuasca (13')
Theo Triantafyllidis & Sun Araw: VHW7 (18')

More info here.
Reserve your seat here.

21:00

Bios.ECLIPSE: DJ set by ROT10 + Duckem + Time94

Former Santaroza Courthouse • yard

Friends of the music label Crystal Orca ROT10, Duckem and Time94 are taking over the yard of Santaroza for a night with wave and electronic bass tunes and non-stop dancing.

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06
Nov
17:30

The New Infinity Athens

New Digital Planetarium (387 Syggrou Avenue)

A three-day festival is coming to us from the future, presenting – from November 4 to 6 – the infinite possibilities of techno-visual culture in Athens for the first time, inside the impressive space that is the new Digital Planetarium. An Onassis Culture production, organised in partnership with the Eugenides Foundation as part of the 7th Athens Biennale ECLIPSE, with the support of the Berliner Festspiele.

17:30 – 18:20
Lucas Gutierrez & Robert Lippok: SPIN (13')
Agnieszka Polska: The Happiest Thought (21')
Fatima Al Qadiri & Transforma: Extraordinary Alien (16')
Break

18:50 – 19:40
David OReilly: Eye of the Dream (30')
Theo Triantafyllidis & Sun Araw: VHW7 (18')
Break

20:30 – 21:00
Live show/concert curated by ONASSIS STEGI: ILIOS
Break

21:30 – 22:15
Jan Kounen: Ayahuasca (13')
Robert Lippok & Lucas Gutierrez: Non-Face (15')
David OReilly: The End of Stories (15')

More info here.
Reserve your seat here.

22:00

Bios.ECLIPSE: DJ set by Kavita + Nausicaä

Former Santaroza Courthouse • yard

Californian DJ Kavita is specialising in classic house and jungle music. She is known to bring a pure sexy, feminine energy to every dance floor she plays. Alongside her, Nausicaä, one of the founding members of the REVOLT! project, will bring her passion for electronic music on decks.

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21
Nov
18:30

and suddenly it all blossoms

RIBOCA2
Former Department Store Fokas • ground floor

The Athens Biennale and the Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art (RIBOCA) in collaboration with the International Biennial Association (IBA) invite you on Sunday, November 21, at 18:30 to the premiere of RIBOCA2 film, and suddenly it all blossoms, in Athens. A panel discussion will follow the screening.

and suddenly it all blossoms is the transformation of the homonymous 2nd Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art into a feature film, following the abrupt stop of RIBOCA's plans by the rapid spread of COVID-19 just a few weeks before the opening; a journey through the complexities of our time that shifts between hopes, desires, and doubts, unfolding in a Tarkovskian set, guided by the artworks of RIBOCA2.

Following the aspiration of the International Biennial Association to foster cooperation and dialogue between biennials assuring for the model to remain an active laboratory for the most relevant artistic and cultural practices worldwide, this encounter functions as an opportunity to open a dialogue around how biennials can cooperate and in which ways multiple discourses can merge to open relevant questions about what biennials represent today.

The participation of Inese Dabola (and suddenly it all blossoms film producer, director of RIBOCA strategic partnerships), Katerina Gregos (Director of EMST, the Greek National Museum of Contemporary Art and Chief Curator of RIBOCA1), Christian Oxenius (Independent Curator, Head of Research and Content Manager for IBA), and Poka-Yio (Founding Director of Athens Biennale and Artistic Director of the 7th Athens Biennale ECLIPSE) will ensure a lively discussion linking two biennials and their wider artistic communities.


and suddenly it all blossoms | Synopsis
The film and suddenly it all blossoms is a journey through the complexities of our time, shifting between hopes, desires, and doubts around our present moment. It follows a voice whose perspective on our disconcerting global situation unfolds as a meditation, guided and prompted by the exhibition's artworks. The set itself - a Tarkovskian ecosystem of a decommissioned power station, an abandoned paintball field, warehouses, bird colonies, cruise ships and railway lines amongst empty lots and wastelands - exists as a metaphor for the ruptures of Soviet ideals and capitalist hopes. Presented as one continuous shot, the film is a reflection of standing on thresholds in a world suspended between old and new times. The drifting narrative remains tied closely to its setting, learning and growing from the Latvian and Baltic context, where 'worlds have ended' many times over through centuries of occupations, wars and economical upheavals, rebirths, and reinventions.

Technical details
and suddenly it all blossoms, 2021, Latvia, 74'
Directors: Rebecca Lamarche-Vadel, Dāvis Sīmanis
Director of photography: Andrejs Rudzāts
Script: Rebecca Lamarche-Vadel
Sound: LAFAWNDAH
Language: English
Produced by Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art

The making of the film was supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia and State Culture Capital Foundation of Latvia.

Read more here.

27
Nov
21:00

Bios.ECLIPSE: Total Eclipse of the Art • part 1

Bios x AB7
Bios (84 Pireos Str.)

The local art scene of the African diaspora converses with the Athenian Ballroom community in two parallel stages, curated by BIOS.

Stage A
Adedeji
, born and raised in the vibrant city of Lagos, West Africa, and his band The Afrosessioners are inviting us in a celebration of Black music, an infusion of Traditional African music with a progressive attitude and modern sound of jazz, funk and soul music that is rhythmically and technically sophisticated, harmonically rich, and melodically compelling. Alongside Afrosessioners, JDM: a dance group made of 3 girls, will shake us to the beat of the African Dance in a work of empowerment. Mc Dash, aka Michael Afolayan, the founder of ANASA African Cultural Center, will be our official MC. Tosin Omo - Ebony, a Greek born Nigerian artist, will take us through an Afrobeat, Funk and New Nigerian Hip-Hop session as well as Tunji Nice and Demelza who will share their masterful vocals with us. On top, local DJ Dennis Green will mix his fave Hip Hop and 2000 R&B tunes from inside our retro camping van.

Stage B
Here you will enjoy Nonika, a DJ, a Producer and an active member of the local Ballroom Community whose House oriented sets are filled with Tech elements and Afro Grooves. Glastra Kareola who's a Vogue Dancer and a Member of the Athenian Ballroom Community of Kareoles will be accompanying Nonika as well as the illustrious local talents ΑΣΤΥΤΕΚΚ, Lower Parts initiator, and KAWRS, the groovy duo compiled by Neda and Simos Ares.

28
Nov
11:00

Ta Nea Xysta: The final act

Former Santaroza Courthouse • yard

Following the performative creation of the iconic mural Ta Nea Xysta by Navine G. Khan-Dossos during the opening days of AB7: ECLIPSE, the final act of this performance, a "deconstruction" of the artwork, will take place at the former Santaroza Courthouse Yard, creating a limited in situ number of artworks-pieces of the original work that will be offered to the audience. This action functions not as an act of destruction, but as an act of decentralisation. As ECLIPSE completes its final phase, Ta Nea Xysta reflects on the lifecycle of an artwork and the impact it can have on society.

The event is realised jointly with BEOWULF.

18:00

Bios.ECLIPSE: Total Eclipse of the Art • part 2

Bios x AB7
Schliemann-Mela Hall • yard

In collaboration with BIOSORILA DJs take over the space of Akalyptos at Schliemann-Mela Hall on the last day of ECLIPSE. Yannis Iasonidis, the head honcho of the Athenian DIY label Orila Records, along with the multi-genre music storyteller Chris OD, and the one-of-a-kind Devika and K.atou close these two months in the most beautiful way.