Europe?! / The Stars
Action, photo, video, collaboration with Jason Karaïndros, 2013

What is the European reality on a small Greek island ?
What is the actual substance of European ideals ?
Between affirmation, deception and irony, a scream in the desert and a heroic act “against all odds” ...

The European flag with its stars cut out, hissed on a public square in Mandraki, next to a monument with the inscription Η ΤΑΝ Η ΕΠIΤΑΣ - We’ll win or we’ll die.

With the support of the municipality of Nisyros and the participation of the mayor, M. Nikos Karakonstaninos. Heartful thanks to Thimios and Maria Assimakopoulou, Giorgos Kantilis, Virginia Mastrogiannaki and to all the people who helped us.

In 2014 shown at the ZKM Karlsruhe at the exhibition global aCtIVISm, and at the Maréchalerie Versailles at the exhibition a posteriori.

→  global aCtIVISm on YouTube
→  Square of the European Promise, Jochen Gerz, Bochum 2015
→  global aCtIVISm - MIT Press 2015

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#Objects #Performances #Icons #Paradise Lost #Collaborations #Actions #Signage #Photography #Who’s Who ? #Politics