Artlab ruangrupa present:
About an art of collaboration in mobility projects and transactions
With: Penny Demertzi
Thursday, 11th April 2013
Democracy Revisited? Visual Culture?
Envisaging a society of an Identity global fromscratch, I insist on believing and creating in a free and egalitarian public space; a global, collective, fertile, interdisciplinary ground, the shelter-crucible of Human and Social Anatomy and Health.How could you define Mobility and Topicality via the notion of “The Commons”? Based on a sensual causality, coordination and translation, Synaesthesia, I work on three inter-updated and inter-developed levels: visual, sound and poetic written diegesis (as poetry which is defined by fiction, the imitation of the Men who act). I strongly believe in Collectivity. I communicate myself and my work via SAAR (Artistic Research Social Applied) which gets unfold through audiovisual installations and performances, through Synaesthetic Experiments where Politics, Aesthetics,Ethics, Pop Culture, Activism, Performance Art, Visual Culture, Sound Art and Music acausally interact and coexist. They appear as Synaesthetic Radicant EngagedLiterature, as Synaesthetic Radicant Aural Architecture (Radicant is a term — organic form proposed by N. Bourriaud: Radicant is term designating an organism which grows its roots and add new ones as it advances). They are Compositions/Scenarios oscillating between Aristotle’s Mimesis and Brecht’s dialectical theater and they aspire tochallenge, provide and charge society with fertile – humanitarian alternatives, aspirations,realities and dreams. I acknowledge the immediate engagement with humans,the “acquaintance” and communication with them in the STREET as my basic need,priority and responsibility and the motive power of my work is the utilitarian-passionate Act of Participation.
From Thessaloniki (Greece) to Utrecht (The Netherlands) to Yogyakarta – Jakarta, Java (Indonesia).
Despoina – Penny Demertzi was born in Athens, Greece in 1980. From 1985 -96 she studied Folk Dance (at the cultural department : municipality of Alexandroupolis, Greece).She studied Archaeology, History and History of Art (specialization Archaeology), at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, School of Philosophy, Greece and after the completion of her BA she attented the educational program for “Diploma in Translation” of The Institute of Linguists of London at “Metaphrasis”, Thessaloniki, Greece. She continued her studies by attending the MA program in Fine Arts at MaHKU, Utrecht Graduate School of Visual Art and Design, Department of Fine Arts, Utrecht, The Netherlands.She graduated in 2010 with Level A Distinction and Research-Thesis-Project (artistic-academic) entitled Art Gallery: Museology Street / METAPOLIS.From 2009-2011 she was living and working both in Greece and The Netherlands. In 2011 she entered and engaged with Fine Art Contemporary Photography(Thessaloniki, Greece) via workshops given by the Photographer Stratos Kalafatis. Currently, lives in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, where she studies at ISI Yogyakarta , in the Department of Performance Art (traditional and modern Dance) as she gained Darmasiswa scholarship, a scholarship given by Indonesian Government via Dutch Embassy.