Οδοιπόροι_City Steps: A participatory walking performance
23 May 2023
Municipality of Athens Cultural Centre
Solonos & Massalias, Athens
Οδοιπόροι_City Steps, is a walking participatory performance which invites persons-residents and visitors of Athens to participate in the city in an alternative way for three days. Each day eight participants along with four performers, co-form a contemporary ritual of passage, which signifies the personal identity unfolded into a tripartite process composed by the three actions of escorting, wandering, and gestural imprinting within the city center. Throughout the four-hour duration of this happening, public and personal spheres converse, highlighting unique, ephemeral and weird aspects of life.
The project is inspired by multiple traditions from Australian indigenous people to Situationists and the concept of psychogeography, seeking to function as an interpersonal community experience of alternative contact with the self, the others and the environment in the context of exploring and engraving new roads. The new ephemeral trails arise from the involvement of each citizen, highlighting the uniqueness as an indispensable ingredient for the creation of a Contemporary City, which is rejuvenated constantly by the action of our steps.
This performance is part of a series of projects exploring communication into the intermediate space between ‘the personal’ and ‘the public’ and is carried out with the support of the Culture Office of the City of Athens in the context of Athens City Festival.
The action is planned to be repeated 3 times (23, 28 and 30 May respectively) in different parts of the city.
From 16:00 to 20:00
Meeting point: The backyard of the City of Athens Cultural Centre, off Solonos street.
Concept, Design of Performance | Katerina Kataki
Visual Curation | Ira Spagadorou
Performers | Dimitra Kolokitha, Katerina Kataki, Tasos Tirogalas, Fanis Sakellariou, Chloe Aligianni
Facilitators | Chloe Aligianni, Ioanna Galani
Constructions | Giannis Kapellos
Photography | Alexander Koromilas
Video Documentation | Xenia Tsilochristou
Production | Third Planet
* The performance operates by individual appointments every 30 minutes
Closest Metro Station: Panepistimio
Metro to Venue: 4 minutes walking
Wheelchair Accessibility No