Theano Metaxa, an artist from Athens, has been invited to create and perform a mobile projectthrough Europe, about Time. She answers to the question “What Time Is It?” by travelling with another person who has passed away before Modernity.
Theano Metaxa (GR)
She plans to travel into the past while her partner travels into the Future. Undertaking a slow journey through time, exploring the issues of social acceleration, Europe and Modernity. No one from the Greek Cemetery wanted to accompany her on such a long journey. The only exception is an individual who drowned while crossing the Mediterranean Sea. This person has been dreaming since the foundation of the European Parliament to reach it and highlight the political dimension of an unfair and neglected death.
Theano and her companion make a skeleton of their journey, proposing to each other possible visits and meetings with philosophers, artists, psychologists, train station clocks, monuments, traces of migration, museums of Natural Science, cemeteries, old surviving buildings, and as many Euro-workers as possible.
After their arrival, Theano and her travel partner will lead a workshop with Brussels Europeans which will nourish the performance presented on the Friday.
Theano Metaxa has been working in Theater since 2005 in Athens, mainly as an actress and sometimes as a director. Alongside to her theatrical stage work, she is constantly researching and developing personal and team projects of performance in the public space and urban environments.
Centre Culturel Arabe, Brussels
Secret place, departure from Studio Thor.
Project developed in collaboration with Aggeliki Tsoupra (invisible recording crew, collaboration during the travel), Ilias Vogiatzidakis and Eleni Manolakou (invisible recording crew, collaboration at the Greek cemetery).
In the framework of the project « Time For Live Art », co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.