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in residence May, 2024:

GM Touliatou / Maria Salouvardou

performance May 11, 2024, 8pm – Panagia, Serifos

Dr. GM Touliatou was born in Athens, Greece. She studied fine arts at Greece (BA) and UK (MA & PhD). Her work, explores protective narratives and the tactics which supports their social fabrication in public sphere. Her work has been presented at EU, RUS, KOREA, JAPAN and US.
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Maria Salouvardou is an interdisciplinary artist from Athens who works and lives in Berlin. She combines costume design and scenography with performing arts and sculpture. She works with fiber and texture, speech and sound, and movement.
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by GM Touliatou / Maria Salouvardou & Anthony Palaskas

Saturday, May 11, 8.00pm
Panagia, Main Square, Serifos

The performance “Inconnu” conveys the narrative of a young woman who lives in an unspecified place on the Island of Serifos. This territory resembles a duality of a place full of potential and another which is void, linked through an inverted identity. At some point in her narrative she will say “I am not where you think I am, I am where you think I am not”, focusing on the permanent rotation around the desire of escapism and the significance that people attach to themselves and to others, in the short period called “present”. The pictorial vocabulary of her narration and the montage of its syntax, set the language as a metonymy for an image. However, the narrative is characterized by pauses, giving residue to all kind of absences (memories, lessons, expectations). Her phrases, at the level of the verbal chain they create, also repeatedly formulate the notion of a pending decision: even when she seems to depart -as a grand resolve of her desire- she constantly returns back.

Text: Gm Touliato
Video: Gm Touliatou
Director: Gm Touliatou
Performer: Maria Salouvardou
Costume Design: Maria Salouvardou
Music: Anthony Palaskas
Duration: 24min