E.U. ONLY Koumaria 2011 By Ioanna Paun
Edited By Panayiotis Goubouros with the participation of the Koumaria Residents and the residents of Sellasia Village
This intervention can disturb. This intervention can scare. This intervention is devised for one audience member. This intervention makes the one audience member obey anonymous orders and plunge in a movie-like situation: the transaction of a fake passport with an immigrant woman.
Taking into consideration the shaky socio-political situation in Greece and the struggle to survive, this sonic one-on-one performance addresses issues of equality, inborn privileges and tackles E.U. issues. I wanted to see how much do people obey and what makes them do that. How do they relate to performance when they become activated? Do they play the game? And if so, what's the line between reality and imagination?
Meeting experimental artists that question and re-evaluate their work and their position towards technology, the Koumaria experience made me grasp into the sensitivity and curiosities of a group of diverse and vibrant artists and expand my interests and artistic horizons and my attitude towards a mature yet brutal way of dealing with experimentation.