by Angeliki Avgitidou
The ritual of singing while washing by the riverside, is used in this performance of sharing and catharsis.
While sited I hum the song “Asma Asmaton” by Mikis Theodorakis. After some of the handout papers have been collected by the viewers, I put the tablecloth into the basket and walk by the riverside while I continue to hum the song.
I descent to the waterfront where I start washing the tablecloth and singing the song. When I am finished I take down my hood and drink from the river.
Angeliki Avgitidou studied Architecture at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and Fine Art at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University of the Arts (MA, PhD). She has exhibited internationally at venues that include the ICA (London) and the French Museum of Photography and has participated at the Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art and Deformes international Biennale of Performance. She is part of this year’s national representation of Greece at the Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space. She teaches art practice and theory in Greece and Berlin/NY.