Performed Video
© Maria Paschalidou 2014

Semiotics of the Protest performed video focuses on the action of street protest, a vital tool by means of which people reclaim public space and activate agora as political terrain. The video relies on an in-situ performance for which I invited the performer/choreographer Grigoris Gaitanaros to rehearse public gestures of resistance against oppression. The performance took place on the terrace of an apartment building in Retsina, a formerly industrial neighbourhood in Piraeus, on August 21, 2014, from 7:00 to 8:30 a.m.

Semiotics of the Protest art/research project is part of my PhD thesis “Phantasma-agoria of/in crisis. Lens-Based Media and collective experience of the political in performing ‘image’ and agora.” (Maria Paschalidou, June 2018 – De Montfort University, Leicester, UK).

Retsina, Piraeus, 21 August 2014 

PASCHALIDOU, M. (2019) Semiotics of the Protest. Available from: Membrana Journal