Antigoni Tsagkaropoulou & Myrto Vratsanou in
Extraterrestrial Ova
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Wednesday, June 10, 2015, at 21:00

Antigoni Tsagkaropoulou & Myrto Vratsanou_Extraterrestrial Ova_stoa Panepistimiou 44

Extraterrestrial Ova revolves around a moving sculpture which functions as a new interpretation of ancient Egyptian Obelisks. In ancient Egypt, the obelisks were symbols of the sun, and god himself was thought to be living in the structures. The monument, as a living object, communicates in a new, but almost primitive, language. The symbols of this language are seen in the sewn embroideries on the surface of the obelisk; they represent hybrid forms of fruit, vulvae and alien produce. In the performance we see a kind of production process. The obelisk-god brings fertility and plenty, through a process of digestion. The man-mediator is in charge of the collecting, storing and processing of the “gifts”. The archetypical processes of fertility, gathering, recycling and offering, are expressed in a contemporary, yet extraterrestrial context. Bright, artificial colors are dominant and the main themes unfold around the coexistence of organic and industrial materials, as well as the contrast between softness and hardness. The performers create a dialogue hinting at an obsessive curiosity about nature and the interaction of the body with its surroundings. Finally, the audience becomes involved in the cycle of worship and the utilization of fruit.