Dec 15 2021

an online Lecture-Performance by Alexis Fidetzis

Online via ZOOM

In the context of the #RevoltingBodies project, the artist and curator Alexis Fidetzis participates with the lecture-performance ‘A Psychogeography of Bones’ in the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Public Humanities Initiative in collaboration with the Columbia University in the city of New York.

Wednesday 15th December, 2021

12:00 – 13:30 / ET
19:00 – 20:30 / Greek time

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In 1930, as part of the centenary celebration of the founding of the Greek state, the revolutionary hero Theodoros Kolokotronis’s remains were transferred from Athens to Tripoli, the city whose siege against the Ottomans he had led. While his bones found a place in the city’s central square, those of the Muslims and Jews who were massacred after the fall of Tripoli were neither interred in cemeteries nor incorporated into national narratives of the revolution.
In this lecture-performance, artist and historian Alexis Fidetzis traces Kolokotronis’s postmortem journey, looks for those bones left outside of Greek history, and examines what the return of this founding father to the site of such human loss reveals about the making of Greek history and identity.

The lecture-performance is based on Alexis Fidetzis research for the wall installation ‘My horse did not step on solid ground’ of the exhibition #RevoltingBodies / I