Nov 03 2021

A lecture performance by Campus Novel


72 Salaminos str.
104 35 Athens
Wednesday 3/11, 19:00-20:00

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In the context of the #OccupyAtopos #AlexisFidetzis #RevoltingBodies / Exhibition I, ATOPOS invites the Campus Novel artist collective with the performative storytelling ”Attempting Loops on Governance Discourses” that revolves around the interaction between side historical documentation and inventiveness. A conflict zone of idiosyncratic intervention at the interface of ideology, cultural intimacy, collective memory and politics.

 The performance is focusing on the Haitian Revolution (1791-1804) that was the most successful African slave rebellion ever occurred in the history of both Europe and the Americas. It culminated in the elimination of slavery and any racial discrimination there and the founding of the Republic of Haiti which guaranteed equal rights among citizens. The ideal of liberty and the rebellion movement are common references both for Greeks and Haitians. Attempting loops on governance discourses is a lecture performance that draws upon this diverse phenomenon of distant geographies and close ideologies. According to the ‘dominant’ narrative, Jean-Pierre Boyer, the president of Haiti receives a letter initiated by the Society of Christian Morality. In this letter the influential members of the foundation – consisted of Greeks and French – request his financial sponsorship for the Greek war of independence.

Campus Novel performs an imaginary autopsy on the plurality of such letters, questioning about a scenario that could possible confirm a ‘regular’ correspondence between the founders of the Greek leadership and the members of Haitian governance.

About Campus Novel:
Campus Novel is an artist collective that was founded in November 2011. The collective focuses on several aspects of the archaeology of the present as part of a retrospective process seeking for hybrid contents. Its practice encompasses crossfield references suggesting a dialectic form of various perspectives, free from any pre-allocated construct. Campus Novel combines transdisciplinary and artistic research with knowledge production, engaged aesthetics, diverse criticism and relational intervention at the interface of culture, academia, social response, politics and the everyday. Campus Novel are Giannis Delagrammatikas, Yiannis Sinioroglou, Ino Varvariti.

Wednesday 3rd of November / 19:00 – 20:00

Admission Free