An exhibition with Kurws + MIZI + Mpritzolitses + Tzitzifriki[a] live.
June 18th 2022
With the focus on collecting and sharing artistic material, in hope to keep interacting and connecting, neither alienate nor restrict, thus familiarise with and embrace each other, Paragka invited artists in December 2020 to create video artworks on the theme of “familiarisation”. These 18 works, initially presented online, will be showcased in a group exhibition in hope to demolish our distance and meet once again.
Participating artists : Aliki Liki, Amaryllis Zachariadou, Ania Vouloudi, Dimitris Dasios Maltezos, Dog Mother, Doris Hardeman, Fiona Beveridge, Guillermo Collado Wilkins, Jakob Jautz, Konstantinos Mouchtaridis, qwfwq + silentgroundsman, Molly Haviland, Sxoini Maxairi Marmaro, Tugba Varol and Zinon Kalfas.
Kurws (PL) have been playing constantly for fourteen years, and they have given several hundred concerts in Europe and Asia. They act as an open workshop, where improvisations intermingle with compositions. By means of repetitions, recombinations, variations and contrasts, they play with remembering and expectations. Post punk, krautrock, rock in opposition, funk, no wave - ways of playing, motives, riffs, which we heard more than once here, are dissected from their original environments and used in a new way.
Dawid A. Bargenda - drums, Kuba Majchrzak - bass, Hubert Kostkiewicz - guitar.
ΜΙΖΙ – The Augmented Turntable is a hybrid system consisting of a turntable and a Max / MSP patch. In the postmodern digital prism, the usability of the turntable is turned upside down and the object is transformed from an obsolete collector's item into an improviser's tool. Using second-hand records that I have found in bazaars and junk shops, the plastic remnants of the last century are transformed into sound colors, rhythms and noises.
Mpritzolitses is a synth punk band from Athens.
Tzitzifriki[a] follow and record sounds from their everyday life, and mash them into electronic and/or percussive environments. These electronic elements most of the times take the form of rhythmical structures which give foundation for guitar, vocals and drums, or become more ambient sonic landscapes. All these interact and connect with texts, sounds and a personal visual archive [a] which also derives from documentations of our everyday surroundings. In some shows, both music and videos/images/texts are assembled live, creating a unified audio-visual set.
Entrance with donation.
Suggested price of 4€ for the support and contribution to our expenses.