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The Non-Profit cultural organization Pantheon and Gerasimos Kappatos present the third season of the programme Art Professionals-In-Athens Residency, which is centred upon the production and exhibition of new work by American performer, Miriam Simun.The third resident of the programme Art Professionals-In-Athens Residency, Miriam Simun, is in Athens since the beginning of March and creates the series Three Rituals for the Eco-City, which is based on the rituals of «mourning», «cleaning» and «eating».

Rituals are among the first symbols of culture, often used to perform the human experience of ecological processes, such as birth and death; eating and drinking; markers of time whether passing to adulthood or the change of seasons. Simun is interested in exploring the relationship between ecology, human ritual (and the ideology and culture it signifies), and the performance of multi-species bodies in urban space.

For Three Rituals for the Eco-City, each ritual proposes a way of being in the world that challenges our conceptions of what it means to ‘live ecologically' and to build and participate in ‘eco-cities'. Building on recent work by Bruno Latour, Timothy Morton, and Slavoj Zizek, these rituals reject the concept of ‘nature' in favor of a more holistic understanding of ecology. According to this thinking, whether or not we accept 'nature' as inextricably linked to ourselves, the very conceptualization of ‘nature' positions ecological forces in opposition to the human and human-built ‘civilization'. ‘Nature' is thus positioned as something other than human. Three Rituals for the Eco-City takes a systemic approach to viewing the natural world, understanding the human species (including human industry, artifice and pollution) as a fundamental part of the global ecological system.

Three Rituals for the Eco-City imagines three daily personal rituals for a world without nature. Three rituals - intimate and personal activities - are re-imagined as bodily performances that not only perform their human function but address the actions' greater ramifications on the ecological system within which they reside. Thus the ritual incorporates action/performance, meaning/symbol, and reflection/re-action, displaying an intentionality and corporeality towards not only the human action but a redress to its ecological effect.

During the course of the residency Miriam performs and documents each ritual. Each ritual will involve an object, a performance, and will result in a video piece. The ritual object serves a functional purpose for the action, existing as a physical connection between the human body that performs, and the other urban bodies that are cared for, during the ritual performance. Some performances may include participation of invited audience or passers-by. Each piece will perform a ritual for living in the new eco-city: a ritual for eating, a ritual for cleaning,

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Athens Flying Week 2013

Tuesday, 01 October 2013

Athens Flying Week, the greatest airshow event in Athens, after last year's great success in which at least 20,000 people attended the show, continues its action this year as well. AFW this year will be held in Athens during the last week of September 2013, from 23 to 29/09, ending with the air show on 27, 28, 29/09 at Tatoi airport where more than 50,000 people are expected to attend.

The AFW will be for a second year in a row a major attraction, having already piqued great interest of many people visiting from abroad. AFW constantly creates promo video of the event and our country, which will be used as an invitation-challenge for visitors who want to combine holiday packages for the previous and the following week of the airshow with suggestions of excursions and holidays throughout the country.

Little-Known Museums in Athens

Friday, 23 December 2011

Most visitors to Athens spend at least two days there and visit the Acropolis and its innovative new museum as well as the treasures in the National Archeological Museum of Athens and perhaps the Benaki.
But actually the city is loaded down with museums that anywhere else would be deemed significantly important. Here are my favorite little-known museums in Athens.

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