A cultural axis emerges in Athens, Greece

 

Acropolis Museum 

National Museum of Contemporary Art (May 2016)

Onassis Cultural Center 

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) (2016)

 

("Something old, something new, something "borrowed" and something "blue"" - as the SNFCC at the final spot of the axis is the place where the beaches start! And the marinas.)

 

 

National Museum of Contemporary Art (May 2016)

@EMSTathens

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Museum_of_Contemporary_Art,_Athens

 

 

 

 

Onassis Cultural Center

@Stegi_occ 

 

Panel on the building with image from the installation Assemblance (2014) by Umbrellium showing a man embracing laser beams.

(The National Museum of Contemporary Art is located on the same road axis a 15min walk away. The SNFCC is also on the same road axis further away on this direction towards the sea).

 

 

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1. Visual Arts

 

#Digital Revolution 20 OCT 2015 - 10 JAN 2016

Includes "Digital Archeology"

Excerpt from above link: "From Pac-Man, Super Mario and Tetris to Gravity and Inception, from Björk to will.i.am from the Back Eyed Peas, from Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak to Augmented Reality and from the Industrial Revolution to 3D printing, the "Digital Revolution" exhibition showcases the impact of digital technology on the evolution of the Arts, design, music, fashion, film and video games. The future is here and it's made out of algorithms and pixels."

 

Digital Revolution: έκθεση στη Στέγη Γραμμάτων και Τεχνών

 

Installation: The Treachery of Sanctuary (2012) Chris Milk

Comment: This specific panel of the installation is an amazing experience; your stand infront of a surface and your arms are shown as wings. If you can move them quickly up and down, you manage to fly, to lift off the ground! Sound is heard as you move your wings.

Here is a video from a visitor.

 

 

Digital Archaeology

Digital Archaeology celebrates digital creativity across the areas of art, design, film, music and videogames and highlights the dramatic pace of technological change (1970-2000).

 

 

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In 1975, Ed Roberts of Micro Instrumentation Telemetry Systems (MITS) decided to create a home assembly kit for a computer. Before he had a working version*, Popular Electronics published a picture of the empty case in its front cover. An ad in the magazine marketed “The Altair”, named after a planet on Star Trek for $397. Roberts hired two Harvard students to adapt the BASIC programming language for the Altair; those students were Paul Allen and Bill Gates. Six weeks later they had created Altair BASIC. This spark would light the digital revolution.

(*deadline missed)

Courtesy of Mike Douglas

 

From the exhibition #DigitalRevolution section #DigitalArchaeology sgt.gr/eng/SPG1530/ (Onassis Cultural Center) pic.twitter.com/8bxTHpnuC4

 

 

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From the exhibition #DigitalRevolution section #DigitalArchaeology sgt.gr/eng/SPG1530/ (Onassis Cultural Center) pic.twitter.com/ORfCilU2E6

 

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Assemblance-03a.jpg

 

Installation: Assemblance (2014), Umbrellium

Link. You interact with the lasers. You can swing them back and forth, encircle them/embrace them to focus them (as shown at the advertisment on the building at the first image) etc.

 

 

 

3 Experiments in the City by Candy Chang FEB - ΜΑY 2016

3 πειράματα στην πόλη από την Candy Chang

 

 

 

2. Theatre

"The Waves" by Virginia Wolf 21 NOV 2015 - 24 APR 2016

Dimitris_Karantzas_Ta_Kymata_Virginia_Woolf

English transcript of the 30' video: "We were gathered on a specific day on a specific place. We were gathered to build together something. Not something that will last; because what lasts... But something seen simultaneously by many eyes."

 

At the end of the video a pendulum made by an electric guitar that generates sound periodically is presented.

(Personal thoughts: Oscillatory motion, sound wave, electromagnetic wave. Also, the Foucault pendulum prooved a now generally accepted truth.)

 

 

 

The "Other" Home

En Dynamie theatre ensemble 

Excerpt from above link: "The production brings together society—the ‘big house’ in which we all live—and the ‘other’ home which society provides for vulnerable social groups, as well as the hopes, dreams, fears and expectations of En Dynamei’s members."

 

En_dynamei_eleni_Dimopoulou_To_allo_spiti

 

 

 

3. Talks and Thoughts

 

#HackTheBook : Redefining the concept of the book 2016-01-24/26

Excerpt from link:

"The Onassis Cultural Centre in collaboration with the Europeana Space Network, invites designers, artists, publishers, programmers, authors, poets, hackers and entrepreneurs to a marathon which will redefine the book. The marathon will revolve around programming, design and entrepreneurial innovation."
 

Hack_the_Book

 

 

Body, affect, emotions 01 Apr - 31 May 2016

Soma_sunaisthima_sunaisthisi

 

 

The Structures of the Senses  2016-06-07

The Structure Of The Senses

Utopia 2016-05-17

Ουτοπία

 

 

4. Pedagogy - Theatre

 

Thucydides the Athenian

A theatrical history “lesson” for teenagers

 

Personal thoughts: A different mentor on a pathfinder mission of knowledge transmission/messaging.

 

 

 

 

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) (2016)

Refer to this information-book.com page 

 

 

 

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A note on the Onassis Foundation

http://www.onassis.org/en/

 

 

 

 

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A note on policy

 

Ministries of Culture need to coordinate culture awareness in social media in close collaboration with national TV and radio as well as other media

 

 

As the president of the French Investment bank (BPIFrance), N. Dufourq, mentioned in an interview all society actors need to be on Twitter in order to enable public dialogue.