The performers are going to whirl even if they fall. They focus on the notion of time through the perpetual journey of the emblematic melody of the folksong “Misirlou” and the endless spinning of the Cosmos.
Alexandros Plomaritis & Virginia Mastrogiannaki (GR)
They have chosen “Misirlou” as an archetype of Mediterranean music heritage, which through the passing of time has travelled all around the Globe. A whirling body gesture in space, from their point of view, represents the cyclical flow of the Universe.
« The performance Uolrisim deals with the risk of our non-ability to follow and our continuous attempt to create a common, synchronized physical code. A code that refers to the timeless movement of matter. We imagine that through this physical alliance, we will probably expand our common physical and mental coherence. »
Visitors are invited to spin with the performers in this non-finished procedure.
Alexandros Plomaritis grew up in Thassos Island, Greece. In 2008 he presented his first durational performance at the National Review Of Live Art in Glasgow. For the past 15 years he has been working as a visual artist, curator of performance festivals, teacher and professor of live art, collaborating with artists such as Ulay, Manuel Vason, Bobby Baker… He has curated two performance festivals – 1st Thessaloniki Performance Art Festival and Platformance. Samples of his work belong in both private and public collections.
Virginia Mastrogiannaki has graduated in 2013 with a Masters degree of Fine Arts, School of Fine Arts of Athens, in 2010 with a Masters of Fine Arts, School of Visual and Applied Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts, AUTh and in 2002 received the D.N.S.E.P. from the School of Fine Arts of Rouen. Recent exhibitions include : in 2022, songs without lyrics / Prespa tune A’, in collaboration with Dimitris Ameladiotis, “WASTE/D Pavilion” episode 3, curated by Temporary Academy of arts, State of Concept, Athens ; in 2021, “Synthesis” by Tzeni Argyriou & Vasilis Gerodimos, Alternative Stage of the Greek National Opera, Athens ; in 2020, SJ, “Akış/Flux”, curated by Paula Garcia and Serge Le Borgne, Marina Abramovic Institute (MAI) + Sakıp Sabancı Müzesi (SSM), Istanbul.
VIDEO (Camille Meynard)
16:00 > 18:00
Studio Thor, Brussels
Durational performance (+- 120 min.)
Entry and exit possible.