IT IS STRAWBERRY FIELDS AND IT IS FOREVER (AND WHEN I'M IN DOUBT THERE'S A STRIKE THAT BRINGS IT BACK TOGETHER /audiovisual installation
I died so many times that I became Immortal / installation live music performance
Dolce Vita/ Make A Wish / In the darkest hours/ Don't you see the bliss
A performative audiovisual installation
A surreally landed onto the athenian present reference to the Rome situated famous fountain -where people are supposed to throw
coins to have their wish fullfilled- and to Felini's Dolce Vita.
THE DEATH OF AN EMOTIONAL REPLICANT
performance/installation taken place at the entrance of Openshowstudio as part of the Vitrina Project, onJuly 2010, in Athens // a praise to emotional intelligence as a way towards emancipation. A reference to the science fiction mythology of Replicas (human like robots) growing emotional intelligence and thus being unable to keep completing their manufacturers' will, a fact that led to a rebellion against them.
a series of large dimensions audiovisual installations whose very existence lies in the experiensed relationship with the public rather than their material maintenance in time
YOUTH ELIXIR 4AL
Openshowstudio is organizing a series of artistic co-operative actions, at some of the finest and most beloved Greek beaches*, underlying their no-money-can-buy precious value as a public good. A playful tribute trip to the Greek seashore, our reference point, our greatest common love.
On: Summer ’14.
concept/ organising by Sofia Touboura
*now included in a “for sale” state catalogue
An underwater performance at the open sea of Ag. Anna, at Marianna wreck, a cargo ship sank on 1981 after crashing on to a reef.
The performance came as a symbolic statement, underlying the great attraction value of the hidden Aegean underwater monuments, as another alternative of mild cultural touristic development.
Underwater joined performance in co-operation with Aimy Palogiannidou
An underwater sculpture installation at the seabed of Ag. Prokopios, at the side of the rocks where landforms and fauna become very interesting. The sculptures resemble coral forms and are made out of concrete.
The public installation is a symbolic statement in favor of the public nature of the foreshore.
Concrete, although non toxic as a material, is because of its abuse perceived as linked to a misconceived, environmentally and aesthetically destructive development. This alternative artistic use of concrete was thus selected as a symbolic counter, as a reference to the option of a positive, gentle and harmonious development of coastal life and activities, and by extension a harmonious coexistence of nature and human culture.
Sculptures were visible by snorkeling from above and scuba diving from all angles and remained exhibited at the seabed of Agios Prokopios, in public view. Their color and texture change caused by the sea water, which will gradually “tune” them with their new environment, will be observed in the course of time.
Scultpure and concept by Sofia Touboura.