Explosion of Speech, Goethe-Institut Thessaloniki, 30 jan, 2015

Swedish artists duo Bigert & Bergström will present the first of their series of performances “Explosion of Speech,” that starting from Thessaloniki will later take place in various cities around Europe and result in a film.

"A fiery paean to the importance of free speech and the power of poetry, the work follows a common thread – a burning fuse – that winds through Europe leaving a burnt-out trail of text in its wake. Words become sentences, evolving into a collective poem created by a group of poets from the cities through which the burning fuse passes. The work evokes words of flame, burning with anger over such topics as financial inequality, unemployment and growing xenophobia. But it also contains bright sparks of hope and love as this cut-up poem takes shape through the use of gunpowder and matches.” (B&B) The first verse of the poem will be contributed by Thessaloniki-based author Alexandros Aimoniotis.

The event is curated by Lydia Chatziiakovou, ArtBOX.gr, during the first public presentation of Artecitya, a Europe-wide project bringing together artists, architects, town planners and citizens to re-create the cities we want to live in, organized in Greece by Goethe-Institut Thessaloniki, www.artecitya.gr.


Kontakt

Studio Bigert & Bergström

Adress:
Västmannagatan 73, ög
113 26 Stockholm

Epost:
post@bigertbergstrom.com

Mats Bigert
Telefon:
0708 57 86 52
Epost:
bigert@bigertbergstrom.com

Lars Bergström
Telefon:
0708 57 86 53
Epost:
bergstrom@bigertbergstrom.com

Representerade av:
Gallery Niklas Belenius, Stockholm

Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin
Cis Art Lodgers, Barcelona

 

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