OUTLAND BY ANNA PAPATHANASIOU
stills from performance
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stills from performance
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OUTLAND

By Anna Papathanasiou

Outland is where we all belong but are afraid to go. 

A collaborative performance which attempts to investigate relations between genderless and gendered, real and imaginary through the complexity of contemporary identities. The term outland was first used by the author Lewis Carroll in his work “Sylvie and Bruno” [1889] to describe a place which transcends both reality and imagination. Through the use of materials which aim to create distorted reflections, the two performers propose a different way of viewing the human condition by creating two hybrid figures which appear to be reborn on stage through the process of transfiguration. A ritualistic “Bella-Tar” frame in which animalistic and humane forces were crossfading, producing a dystopian image of no way out. “Outland” was conceived, designed and performed by Konstantinos Gkarametsis aka GRAAM and Anna Papathanasiou.
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Credits
Concept, direction, performance: Anna Papathanasiou & Konstantinos Gkarametsis aka GRAAM Curation: Maria Xypolopoulou Duration: 180’ Presented at: Performance Rooms 2019, Kappatos Gallery, Hotel St. George Lycabettus Music: “Neither” by Morton Feldman