Soundless video [04:41]

Clepsydra / 37.94578, 23.61960 © Maria Paschalidou 2020
A utopian action of an imaginary encounter.
A public performative memorial in the form of an ephemeral geographical imprint of lethal racist mobility in Greece between the years of 1978 and 2020. 

This soundless exposition in the form of a digital video contains visual excerpts from the public performative action Clepsydra which was realised at the Open-air theatre in Lipasmata Drapetsonas, Piraeus in October 2020. The action is part of my postdoctoral research which concentrates on practices of mnemonic performances and visualizations using image/sound-based digital media to expose the ‘appearances’ of the tragically wronged deceased in public memory, space and time.

Open-air theatre, Lipasmata Drapetsonas, Piraeus, October 2020
Site license: Cultural Organization of the Municipality of Keratsini-Drapetsona 

Concept | Installation | Performance: Maria Paschalidou
Photo documentation: Lambros Papanikolatos
Drone: Chris Stamis
Video documentation: Elli Kontogianni
Photography and Video editing: Maria Paschalidou

This art project is part of my postdoctoral research "Performative aspects of political loss: Lethal censorships, haunting memories". The research was co-funded by Greece and the European Union (European Social Fund-ESF) through the Operational Program "Human Resources Development, Education and Lifelong Learning", in the framework of the "Reinforcement of Postdoctoral Researchers – 2nd circle” (MIS-5033021) act implemented by the State Scholarships Foundation of Greece (IKY).