23 Apr 2018 - 23 Apr 2019

as part of the 'Athens 2018, World Book Capital'

Atopos cvc

72 Salaminos str.
104 35 Athens

Exhibition Days & Hours

Thu & Fri: 14:00-20:00
Sat & Sun: 12:00-18:00

ATOPOS cvc inaugurates, #TextMe project, a year of actions and events around the book and text in media arts in the context of UNESCO’s ‘Athens 2018, World Book Capital’. #TextMe was an original concept by Atopos artistic director Vassilis Zidianakis who invited Antigoni Tsagkaropoulou to design and implement #TextMe_FluffyLibrary, an unusual library/ a participatory installation/ a collective fairy tale. Antigoni’s work merges imaginary and real worlds, childhood memories and adult life and is influenced by feminist and queer theories.

#TextMe_FluffyLibrary occupies the rooms of Atopos CVC, incorporating in the main artwork the rich book collection of the organisation, which consists of more than 2.500 art and visual culture books. The project combines the logic of a large-scale installation with impromptu performances, collective storytellings, plush sculptures and furry costumes. Fluffy Library is an age-and-genderfluid cuddly environment that creates an otherworldly reading and playing area for both young and old.

#TextMe_FluffyLibrary also operates as a workshop that will produce an unconventional fairy tale. Antigoni Tsagkaropoulou, in collaboration with other artists, scientists, story-tellers, educators and the general public, will create the story of ‘Fluffy’. Fluffy, also known amongst scientists as Flufiella Chimaerica, is a symbiotic creature that occupies and inhabits the entire top floor of Atopos CVC. What we know so far is that it eats books from the library and digests them into knowledge through its fuzzy cavities. Besides Fluffy, visitors will get to meet a series of monstrous, hybrid letters – D, for a dragon princess, for a little masculine (pixie) fairy, M, for a hairy pink mermaid, H, for a horse with breasts and beard, and many more– that will be constructed during the course of the exhibition and will inhabit and reclaim their places inside books, stories and narratives. Fluffy and its co-habitants, will produce a fairy tale that will celebrate alternative narratives around identity, gender and human relations.

Parallel to the #TextMe_FluffyLibrary activities, will take place the academic programme #TextMe_Lab, curated by Fil Ieropoulos.

Opening
April 23th

Exhibition Days & Hours

Thursday & Friday : 14:00 – 20.00

Saturday & Sunday : 12:00 – 18:00

Download:
Press Release EN
Press Release GR

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Hospitality Sponsors
KTIMA EVHARIS
CITRUS
FIMI DRINKS

Supporting Creativity
NEON

With the support of
Athens Culture Net
Founding donor Stavros Niarchos Foundation

As part of
Athens 2018 World Book Capital