Thanos Polymeneas – Liontiris

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Quicklime

Quicklime is a 4 hours-long durational performance / human installation. It was presented on December 2nd and 3rd, 2016 at De Nieuwe Regentes in Den Haag, within the Modern Body Festival.

Quicklime is an invitation to dive into the remnants of an ecosystem, a rarefied landscape of inertia, inhabited by standing swimmers, suspended in a space-time continuum.

This durational performance/ human installation is based on a cybernetic system that follows its own set of rules to evolve gradually —almost unperceivably to the alien eyes —, into the soundscape of a posthuman vivarium. The I in Quicklime is collective, as the ecology of the landscape is fueled by the synergy of the elements that define it: the performers, the audience and the media.

Throughout the duration of Quicklime the audience is welcome to come and go as they wish.

Concept/Music/Direction: Thanos Polymeneas-Liontiris
Assistant director: M. Eugenia Demeglio
Texts: H. Muller, Aeschelus, Heracletus, W. Shakespeare, T.S. Elliot , G. Seferis, F. Hölderlin
Adaptation: Nikos Ioakeim, Thanos Polymeneas-Liontiris
Devised with and performed by: Nikos Ioakeim, Katerina Kostantourou, Nikos Adwnopoulos, Friso van Wijck, Gonçalo Almeida, Theresa Elflein, Arthur Leadbetter.

Special thanks for the support to: [OUT]OPIAS, Modern Body Festival, Esther-Mary D’Arcy, Lou Perrotta, Jordi Ballarin, Athar Jaber, Luisa Barbero, Olivia Gray, Massimo Demeglio, Silvana Rufino, Roberto Alfieri, Fotini Arapi, Giovanni Mori, Verbena Giambastiani, Eniluap Rentsök, Rachele Rapisardi, Vasso Polymeni, Alberto Novello, Roubini Papadaki, Tanbir Johal, Mihailos Liontiris.

This performance is one of the experiments of a larger scale practice-based research on interactive music theatre.

 

Ασβεστης

Ασβέστης is a durational performance / human installation. It was presented on November 18th, 2016, in the Benaki Museum, as part of the [OUT] TOPIAS exhibition.

Ασβέστης is an invitation to dive into the remnants of an ecosystem, a rarefied landscape of inertia, inhabited by standing swimmers, suspended in a space-time continuum.

This durational performance/ human installation is based on a cybernetic system that follows its own set of rules to evolve gradually —almost unperceivably to the alien eyes —, into the soundscape of a posthuman vivarium. The I in Ασβέστης is collective, as the ecology of the landscape is fueled by the synergy of the elements that define it: the performers, the audience and the media.

The duration was 8 hours, during which the audience was welcome to come and go as they wish.

Concept/Music/Direction: Thanos Polymeneas-Liontiris
Assistant director: M. Eugenia Demeglio
Texts: H. Muller, Aeschelus, Heracletus, W. Shakespeare, T.S. Elliot , G. Seferis, F. Hölderlin
Adaptation: Nikos Ioakeim, Thanos Polymeneas-Liontiris
Devised with and performed by: M. Eugenia Demeglio, Nikos Ioakeim, Nikos Antonopoulos, Alexis Kotsopoulos, Iakovos Pavlopoulos, Rezarta Krugia

Special thanks for the support to: [OUT]OPIAS, Modern Body Festival, Esther-Mary D’Arcy, Lou Perrotta, Jordi Ballarin, Athar Jaber, Luisa Barbero, Olivia Gray, Massimo Demeglio, Silvana Rufino, Roberto Alfieri, Fotini Arapi, Giovanni Mori, Verbena Giambastiani, Eniluap Rentsök, Rachele Rapisardi, Vasso Polymeni, Alberto Novello, Roubini Papadaki, Tanbir Johal, Mihailos Liontiris.

This performance is one of the experiments of a larger scale practice-based research on interactive music theatre.

Photo courtesy: Christina Bratuska /// Seventh Swan Photography

 

the landscape may be a dead star

the landscape may be a dead star is a durational performance based on Heiner Müller’s MedeaMaterial, Despoiled Shore and Landscape with Argonauts. The audience is invited to explore a deconstructed space where three individuals play, read, act, sing and more.

It is an alive performance organism. It evolves as the performers receive tasks from a computational system that reacts to the audience’s presence and movement in the space.

This performance is one of the experiments of a larger scale practice-based research on interactive music theatre. It is devised with the collaboration of Theresa Elflein, Nikos Antonopoulos, Arthur Leadbetter and M. Eugenia Demeglio.

Presented on May 13th 2016, at the Creativity Zone – University of Sussex.

 

 

15/17 Jul 16: transitions @ Kalamata International Dance Festival

transitions

transitions is a series of performance interventions occurring on the local bus-line no. 1 (route: Kalamata-Paralia).

Performers mingle with passengers in a very specific part of the public space, the bus, transforming an everyday-life setting into pleasantly unfamiliar situations. Passengers are invited to experience these surprising shifts of reality, a kaleidoscope of oneiric fugues from the daily routine.

During transitions anything could happen, a “normal” bus ride from and to the beach could become a jazz concert or a dance performance.”

 

transitions will happen on 15th, 16th and 17th July 2016, on buses of local line n.1, in both directions. transitions take place with the kind support and participation of the Municipal Conservatoire of Kalamata for the 22th Kalamata International Dance Festival.

For more information please check the festival’s website: kalamatadancefestival.gr

Curated by: M. Eugenia Demeglio, Thanos Polymeneas-Liontiris

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transitions

“ Η παράλληλη εκδήλωση transitions είναι μια σειρά από παρεμβάσεις-performances που θα διαδραματιστούν μέσα στα λεωφορεία της τοπικής γραμμής 1 (Καλαμάτα – Παραλία).

Οι performers διάσπαρτοι ανάμεσα στους επιβάτες τoυ αστικού λεωφορείου, θα μεταμορφώσουν ένα καθημερινό σκηνικό σε μια σειρά από ευχάριστα πρωτόγνωρες εμπειρίες. Οι επιβάτες καλούνται να βιώσουν αυτές τις εμπειρίες σαν αναπάντεχες εκπλήξεις μεταξύ πραγματικoύ και φαντασιακού, ένα καλειδοσκόπιο ονειρικών φυγών από την καθημερινή ρουτίνα.

Κατά τη διάρκεια των transitions, μια “συνηθισμένη” διαδρομή με το λεωφορείο από και στην παραλία μπορεί να μεταβληθεί σε συναυλία jazz η σε μια παράσταση χορού”

 

Η παρέμβαση transitions θα συμβεί στις 15, 16 και 17 Ιουλίου 2016, στα λεωφορεία της γραμμής 1 (Καλαμάτα – Παραλία), και στις δύο κατευθύνεις. Η Παράλληλη εκδήλωση transitios γίνεται με την ευγενική υποστήριξη και συμμέτοχη του Δημοτικού Ωδείου Καλαμάτας στα πλαίσια του 22ου Διεθνούς Φεστιβάλ Χορού Καλαμάτας.

Για περισσότερες πληροφορίες μπορείτε να επισκεφτείτε τη σελίδα του φεστιβάλ: kalamatadancefestival.gr

Επιμέλεια: M. Eugenia Demeglio, Θάνος Πολυμενέας-Λιοντήρης

13 May 16: the landscape may be a dead star @University of Sussex

the landscape may be a dead star is a durational performance based on Heiner Muller’s Medea Material, Despoiled Shore and Landscape with Argonauts. The audience is invited to explore a deconstructed space where three individuals play, read, act, sing and more.

the landscape may be a dead star is an alive performance organism. It evolves as the performers receive tasks from a computational system that reacts to the audience’s presence and movement in the space.

This performance is one of the experiments of a larger scale practice-based research on interactive music theatre. It is devised by Thanos Polymeneas Liontiris (currently Phd candidate at University of Sussex), with the collaboration of Theresa Elflein, Nikos Antonopoulos, Arthur Leadbetter and M. Eugenia Demeglio.

Due to the nature of  the landscape may be a dead star the audience will be asked to access the space maximum 5 people at the time. Please be prepared to wait a little. Note that audience can come and go as they please.

 

Where? Creativity Zone – Pevensey III Building – University of Sussex

When? Friday 13th May, 14:30 till 18:30.

M | 2014/2015

M is a soundwalk commissioned by the 3rd International Youth Festival of Ancient Drama, taking place in the archeological site of Ancient Messene, GR.

M is devised to be an alternative educational experience for young people aged 11 to 18. Each individual is immersed in a bespoke sonic experience inspired by the history of Messene.  Through an intricate sonic journey across time and space, participants are invited to imagine the life of the city throughout the years, and reflect on themes that are still relevant nowadays.

DarkRoom | 2009

DarkRoom – Series of interactive audiovisual installations. Valencia, Spain.

DarkRoom is a series of interactive audiovisual installations tackling the subject of human fascination towards the extraordinary. DarkRoom I explores the extraordinary as the violent and painful, by observing the phenomena of voyeurism and its manifestation in the Internet era. The material featured in DarkRoom I is a computer-processed collection of audiovisuals sourced from the Internet. Such material, triggered by the observer, is projected onto the powerfully evocative texture of skin-colored latex.

 

 

Still Life | 2008

Still Life is a collaborative computer-aided composition by SelectInput, a music trio featuring Stelios Manousakis, Pandelis Diamantides and Thanos Polymeneas-Liontiris.

Still Life was commissioned by Sound Museum for the launch of their online gallery. The composition intends to create an immersive post-digital sonic world by deconstructing the sound qualities of acoustic instruments. The real-time digital processing that allows such deconstruction takes place through a complex network of computer algorithms.

 

DarkLoupe | 2008

DarkLoupe is a computer-interactive composition for double bass, live electronics and video, in collaboration with Karel Doing and Gonçalo Almeida.

The dialogue between the media involved and the relationship they establish echoes the expressionists experiments of early 1900 live-music cinema.

INtrusioni | 2008

INtrusioni is a multimedia intervention, devised in collaboration with M. Eugenia Demeglio and Alberto Novello. It features live electronics, live video processing and movement. It was commissioned by the NAI (Dutch Institute of Architecture).

INtrusioni attempts to draw a parallel between virus diffusion into systems and the relationship humans have with their habitats.

Nameless Dream | 2007

Nameless Dream is a string quartet composed for the performance Sideroxylon – A one way ticket beyond Wien.

Nameless Dream was played live during the dance performance choreographed by M. Eugenia Demeglio, alongside compositions by Nikos Ioakim and Friso van Wijck.

Music performed by: Miren Ceberio (1st violin), Pedro Porras/ Iván García Artaraz (2nd violin), Satoko Matsukuma (viola), Catarina Ferreira (cello)

Momentum | 2007

Momentum is an installation featuring a Disklavier and a computer algorithm that produces a series of mathematical functions to control the instrument.

The algorithm controls the entirety of the musical events as well as the global structure of the composition. The result is a perpetual music performance emerging from an unmanned instrument.

 

MPK | 2006

MPKMemorium to Peter Kowald is an interactive composition for double bass and electronics, performed with Gonçalo Almeida.

MPK was presented in several venues, among others

SPARK – Festival of Electronic Music and Art, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA
Theater L/V, Rotterdam, NL
University of Eindhoven, NL
Muziekgebouw aan het Ij, Amsterdam, NL

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