"Oidipus - Lost Messages"

Sphinx Art Team

“Oedipus - Lost Messages” is a collaborative work of sculpture installations and new outdoor media that engages the local community in a live workshop (community art - living labs). The project proposes a new kind of participatory, social sculpture in a public space that links the ancient cultural heritage with modern art that transforms the public space by opening islands of artistic and philosophical expression. The figures «discuss» amongst each other while the crowd of viewers - passers-by silently listen to their words. The work was presented this year for the first time in 7 different venues with different formats and texts at the Sphinx International Sculpture Festival, 2018, in Thebes. Texts like the following are heard: Blind is the knowledge that led them to brilliant achievements and even more brilliant dead ends. Free I see my lack of freedom. What kind of “power” is this? What kind of violence? Heavy that is our body people”. “But heavier is our knowledge we carry, the one we have for centuries now ... and “must” bring it to an empty end?

 

Marianna Zikou - Konstantinos Angelou

 

PARTICIPATIONS

Project Design - Visual arts Curator

Konstantinos Angelou

Project Promoter

“Sphinx”

Text written by

Konstantinos Angelou

Production – Organization

Konstantinos Angelou

Stella Douka Ioanna

Manopoulou

Sculpture Construction - Creative workshops Konstantinos Angelou

Maria Aggeli

Stella Douka

Ioanna Manopoulou

Maria Bakritzi

Zografia Christou

 

Prints Design

Konstantinos Angelou

Ioanna Manopoulou

 

Work Installation

Maria Aggeli

Stella Douka

Tasos Koustas

Ioanna Manopoulou

Angelos Marinis

Zoe Mastrothanasi

Maria Bakritzi

Paschalia Papageorgiou

Pepi Papadimitriou

Elias Trambakoulos

Zografia Christou

 

Voices

Konstantinos Angelou

Eleni Baka

Stella Douka

Eleni Sourmaiou

Zografia Christou

 

Music excerpts used

THE VOICE OF HHH 55 LEONORA GAITANOY

Arnold by REQUIEM FOR A DREAM CLINT MANSELL The Coney Island Low by the REQUIEM FOR A DREAM CLINT MANSELL

The POLYTOPE of IANNIS XENAKIS

PERSEPOLIS IANNIS XENAKIS

 

Sound - Audio Mixing - Sound Interventions

Nίkos Lazarides

 

Text translations

Joanna Kalogeropoulou

Pepi Papadimitriou

Zografia Christou

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Το έργο αποτέλεσε τον έναν από τους τρεις κύριους άξονες «κοινωνικής γλυπτικής» στο φεστιβάλ ΣΦΙΓΓΑ 2018 στη Θήβα, παρουσιαζόμενο σε 7 διαφορερικούς, ιστορικά σημαντικούς χώρους μέσα στην πόλη:

Πλατεία Αγίων Θεοδώρων (Κρήνη Οιδίποδα), Πλατεία Αγίου Γεωργίου, Κρήνη της Δίρκης,  Αρχαιολογικό Μουσείο, Καστέλια, Ισμήνιος Απόλλωνας, Ευαγγελιστής Λουκάς. 

The presentation of the work at the Biennale of Western Balkans BoWB (Ioannina 2018)