Germany Loves Greece Greece Loves Germany
by Eva Giannakopoulou
The Camera, Passionate Performer
Video duration 6’ 39’’
I was there when Prime Minister Tsipras met Chancellor Merkel in Berlin on the 23rd of March 2015. Behind the camera my body was squeezed by the demonstrators and journalists who were present right outside the Chancellor’s building. Germans and Greeks exchanged passionate kisses and hugs, singing and dancing, shaking hands and delivering a message against the European Austerity measures. My hand was shaking carrying the camera, political tears of Love.
Eva Giannakopoulou lives and works between Berlin and Athens. She has recently realised her first solo show, has participated in group exhibitions and she has realized performances and actions in Greece, France, Serbia, Turkey and Germany. MPA-B 2014 and 2015 in Berlin, Excentricités 3 and 6 Performance Festival 2011 and 2015 in Besançon, France, Action Field KODRA 2012 in Thessaloniki, Greece, 3rd Art Biennale MIET 2011, Thessaloniki, Greece.