TILT platform 2019 | Exhibition Iasis
Opening: 12 July 2019, 20:00
Duration: 12 July – 4 August 2019
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun 19:30 – 24:00
Location: Building Beau Rivage, Loutraki seaside
Curated by: Makis Faros, Zoi Pirini, Foteini Vergidou, Takis Zervedas
The second edition of TILT platform, titled Iasis, unfolds a problematic around our relationship with nature, our body, our psyche, the Other, the technological disruption into our daily lives and what we perceive as the “norm”.
TILT platform, continuing to focus on nature, indeterminacy and the dynamics of boundaries, presents works by contemporary Greek and international artists, who deal with the healing methods we develop through art and research, from the perspective of the social, scientific and existential level as well as the illnesses and the challenges of our time. Besides, the exhibition takes place in Loutraki, a city that is mainly remedial.
How do we define what is normal and what is ill? What can we learn from our tendency to simulate the machine rather the vice versa, when all the characteristic of human nature, like, mistakes, fatigue, the right to choose, are considered to be bland? Can we see humans like the virus that destroys the ecology of the planet? What are the boundaries between the real and the virtual in times of global surveillance? And yet, what does Art stand for in an era so traumatic and so traumatised? The exhibition aims to approach, through four areas of investigation, the concept of Iasis and the way we define it today.
In the first section of Iasis, we question the concept of normality as a social construct. Through a series of works that refer to situations and treatment experiences in contemporary times, TILT platform focuses not only on our personal relationship with the sick body and the perception of diagnosis as an expression of aversion or even racism, but also on the concept of trauma and pain at an existential level.
The second area of the exhibition outlines the political and social dimension of the Medical Speech, both scientific and political arguing in therapeutic terms, while coexisting with the magical functioning of healing, the spell, exorcism, fasting and, of course, the placing the patient’s health on divine favor and Luck.
In the third thematic, we find our relation towards nature, our removal from all that is natural and the exploration of the urban landscape, the industry and cyberspace as the new form of techno-nomadism, while in the fourth area of investigation, we attempt to approach the healing properties of Art, as an omnipotent healing tool.
Participating artists: Margarita Athanasiou, Browser Based (Bjørn Magnhildøen, Alex Zakkas and Zsolt Mesterhazy), John Butler, Yvon Chabrowski, Ted Davis, Stelios Dexis and Myrto Vounatsou, for cancel (Makis Faros, Zoi Pirini and Takis Zervedas), Kyriaki Goni, Ben Grosser, Peggy Kliafa, Mari Massouridou, Vally Nomidou, Eva Papamargariti, Nektarios Pappas and Anna Papaeti, Jannis Rafa (Rafaelidou), Jasmin Rapti, Refrakt (Alexander Govoni & Carla Streckwall), Louise Schmid, Spiro Stergiou, Lina Theodorou, Babis Venetopoulos and Liam Young.
Additionally, TILT platform 2019 hosts two artistic platforms: festival Miden represented by the curator Gioula Papadopoulou and the artists Katerina Athanasopoulou, Apotropia, Roch Forowicz, Fan Tzu Liu, Jung Hee Seo, Rosary Solimanto and Sven Windszuss, and the Museum of Forgetting (Sweden) represented by artists: Konstantin Economou, Pet Huttner, Yioula Hatzigeorgiou and Klitsa Antoniou.
* The work of Eva Papamargariti is courtesy of Polyeco Contemporary Art Initiative.
Digital Platform QR Walks:
The platform QR Walks parasitizes and spreads in the public space. A real but also a conceptual connection of physical space to the Internet. Site-specific images, videos and music will come up to your mobile or tablet screen via a custom designed application. A drop of the uncanny in the daily life of the city. The first three experimental QR Walks were realized with the collaboration of the Focus School students: Eirini Aggelidi, Lea Abatzoglou, Stella Anastasopoulou, Panos Mazarakis, Eva Besleme, Nadia Panagopoulou, Rita Tsela, Fillipos Ferentinos and our artist friends: music band Sister, Gioula Papadopoulou, Makis Faros, Yasemi Rapti, among others.
This year, Festivart and TILT platform collaborate with the Municipality of Loutraki and continue the QR Walks platform, offering a stroll in the city of Loutraki with successive surprises. It only takes a cell phone to see, through an application, aspects of the city and everyday life from a different perspecitve. This year, for the expansion and renewal of QR Walks, we collaborated with Deree’s visual department and Focus and Photography School.
Finally, the TILT platform will have a small tribute to the “Psiloritis Biennale“.
Official site TILT platform: tiltplatform.com
FB event (with text in Greek and English) here
Download the description of the video works selected by Video Art Miden here