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Koumaria 2018_Interface

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A short documentary about Koumaria 2018. This year we celebrated our tenth anniversay of the residency. We are also partners in the pan-European “Interfaces” Project which is co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union (http://www.interfacesnetwork.eu/),and so the theme for this years residency is INTERFACES. What is an interface? When is an instrument an interface/an interface an instrument? How does the structure of an interface determine the structure of the art it is used to produce? When is a performer an interface? Can a whole performance be an interface?

Koumaria Residency 2018 Blog 1

By | At the residency

Day 1 | “Trik, trak, tuk”

One way towards the uncertain, the emotion of the unknown…


… the beginning of the rest of the whole.

The silence of the house, the only protagonist who expectantly waits as if waiting for Godot, daydreaming to be nested by thirty barefoot feet by pressing art.

She receives them with her melody,

“trik, trak, tuk”

constant creaking
singer chimney
aroma of homemade food
and the smile of the cook.

The dance of the thirty under the table,
clumsy, nervous,
the wine habiting the bare feet.

The game begins,
the creativity naked to the skin,
the instruments are tuned,
the improvisation runs
and the bodies fall like drops of dew.

Now they sleep and she stays alone until morning
with what remains when in the forest the bird shuts up.