Sunday, June 10, 2007

Not an ordinary day

Yesterday, four guys from Farkadona came to the Biennale space of PPC_T. Babis, Christos and other two that I don't remember their names right now. We had also a nice party dedicated to Carlos who is leaving today - he is going back in Brasil. Here are some photos from yesterday in Biennale space at Thessaloniki Port:

The Farkadonians #01

The Farkadonians #02

Babis with Thiago

Christos, Thiago & Babis

Farkadonians in my fusca #02

A picture from the party at Biennale

Also we learned from Hariklia Hari, the architect of the project that we had a publication in the english newspaper The Guardian:

One remarkable exhibit is a walk-in container parked in the port that displays photographs and videos of a three-year project to rehouse and integrate a community of Greek Pontians repatriated from the Black Sea in 1992 after the collapse of the Soviet Union. The ethnic Greeks were invited by the Greek government, says architect and curator Hariklia Hari, but were left for years to live in iron containers in Farkadona, Thessaly, in a guarded camp, because of an official policy regarding the dispersal of refugees. As a result of the project, and with government backing, she says, they have finally moved into housing of their own design.

Wow! What a day!

Monday, June 4, 2007

Iliad Homerus Book I

A brief photo documentation of the performance of Octavio Camargo and Claudette Pereira Jorge (Iliadahomero group - Curitiba Brazil), that was held at the Odeion of the Roman Agora of Thessaloniki, in the context of the Thessaloniki Biennale: 1 of Contemporary Art.

Octavio and Claudette presented the first rhapsody of Homer's Iliad in the portugese translation of Manoel Odorico Mendes (1874), invited in Thessaloniki by the PPC_T/Farkadona project. This public performance of Homer's Iliad (an archetype of free knowledge with universal effect) in a portugese translation in Greece, evokes issues as the communication beyond language barriers and promotes the interaction between open culture projects.

Friday, June 1, 2007

Videos from PPC_T at Biennale