Plásmata: Bodies, Dreams & Data
Pedion tou Areos
Pedion Areos, Athens
23 - 31 May 2022
Onassis Stegi returns to Pedion tou Areos Park. One year after “You and AI”, our new exhibition “Plásmata: Bodies, Dreams, and Data” explores the body, be it ours or the other’s. Be it individual or collective, human, non-human, or – ultimately – planetary.
Running from May 23 to July 10 at Pedion tou Areos, with 25 international pieces, 40 solar batteries collecting energy to create an artificial moon, and a huge red planet, “Plásmata” promises to entertain us but also to give us pause for thought in the Athenian summertime.
Listen to your body. Believe in your dreams. Watch your data.
What connects a bisected 22-meter planet radiating a warm red glow in Greek summertime with a mirrored techno-temple nestled within the artificial vegetation of an Athens park?
And the dreamlike delusions of an Artificial Intelligence projected before the statue of a king who led us on a military expedition into the depths of the East one hundred years ago – what might they have to tell us?
Why do sunsets in video games never end?
Where does skin end and clothing begin?
How would you like your digital body to be, once your physical body is dead and gone?
Would you ever heed a prophecy spouted by a disembodied Artificial Intelligence?
Do you know who you are? Can you dream? Can you breathe?
“Plásmata” opens at the statue of King Constantine I and reaches all the way to the Alsos Theater and the pine forest that lies beyond.
Daily from 18:00 to 23:00
The event follows all required guidelines of the public health authority to prevent the spread of COVID 19.
Closest Metro Station: Victoria
Metro to Venue: 5 minutes walking
Wheelchair Accessibility YES