01 Dec 2018

ATOPOS cvc / Alternative Stage GNO / SNFCC

Alternative Stage GNO

364 Syggrou Avenue
Kallithea


1 December 2018, 20:30

curation: Fil Ieropoulos

Lena Platonos has been seminal for the greek queer community since the 80s. Both her lyrics, which express distinct, often lonely subjectivities, and her peculiar theatrical electronic music, keep on enchanting and inspiring queer music scenes and collectives. The event will venture a series of queer readings of Platonos’s work.

In the first part, the musicologist and cultural studies theoretician Nikos Vourdoulas focuses on Platonos’s electronic song-writing, by probing into the ways in which she expresses and emotionally brings together groups of people from the Greek and the international LGBT communities.

In the second part, there will be a variety show with artists from the domestic queer music scene and in particular from the Fytini music label. Andriana Minou, Louiza Doloksa, Alexandros Drosos, Filtig, Kangela Tromokratisch, Mochi, Space Manifesto, Eva Dourou, Nanah Palm, together with the vocal ensemble Filippos Glee will present covers that reinterpret Platonos’s work at another sound, lyrics and performance level. They will be accompanied by the video work of Anastasia Diavasti and Margarita Athanasiou.

The event is a coproduction of the alternative stage of the Greek National Opera as part of the #TextMe_Lab project and the Athens Municipality-run “Athens 2018 World Book Capital” project.

Saturday 1 December, 20:30

STAVROS NIARCHOS FOUNDATION CULTURAL CENTER

364 Syggrou Avenue, Kallithea, 176 74

Admission will be free on a first come, first served basis – arrive early!

#TextMe_Lab: Queer approaches to Lena Platonos is the eight event of #TextMe_Lab. The Lab aspires to transform ATOPOS space into a research centre with a series of lectures, discussions, workshops, performances and small exhibitions. All events focus on hybrid languages arising at the intersection of text and other artistic media. Programming themes include: 20th century visual poetry, spoken word performance, the relation between poetry and sound art, and contemporary linguistic phenomena, such as internet pop-culture and new media, and the relation between words and screens.

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As part of
Athens 2018 World Book Capital

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