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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Revolutionary graffiti in Luxor


As we were walking a street in Luxor today, I noticed  these beautiful street graffiti. The wall actually was the School of Fine Arts of Luxor. The graffiti are stencil portraits of heroes of the 25th of January revolution combined with popular symbols. I steped in the academy and actually I was told that a group of students used the wall of their school to make these.

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Saturday, December 17, 2011

The future according to Arthur C. Clark

"We could be in instant contact with each other, wherever we may be, where we can contact our friends anywhere on earth, even if we don’t know their actual physical location. It will be possible in that age, perhaps only 50 years from now, for a man to conduct his business from Tahiti or Bali just as well as he could from London…. Almost any executive skill, any administrative skill, even any physical skill, could be made independent of distance. I am perfectly serious when I suggest that one day we may have brain surgeons in Edinburgh operating on patients in New Zealand."

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Covers of Stephane Grappelli's records

Covers of Stephane Grappelli's records designed by Paula Scher

On the Silver Couch: Jan Aman


Tell us your story of your life in 140 characters.
Writing was not enough. Art was not enough. Cities was not enough. Politics and business was not comprehensible enough. All my life I’ve tried to link different worlds. 

You have expanded curating as far as urban planning? what's next?
The next for me is food. We are about to establish a food lab in Stockholm so that chefs, artists and writers can make the new. 

Who is your hero?
It is always and will always be Marcel Duchamp. But right now I am also fascinated by the vulgar intelligence of Lady Gaga.

Read in Greek via Lifo

Monday, December 12, 2011

On the Silver Couch:James Richards

Artist James Richards

Tell us the story of your life in 140ch
Born in cardiff lots of room to roam, got into headgames, and then sampling, moved to london, art school, so headgames and body games, exhibition making. 

Who is your hero and why?
Joni Mitchell. Confession, narration, the melody.

How many times have you been in love?
Twice.or maybe four times, depeding on how i define it.

Read here in Greek via Lifo

Friday, December 09, 2011

Fantasy Plot Generator: Fotonovela #2

"Orgy under the Sun" with Maria Tzani, Nikos Maramathas, Zeus and the animal. 
Make stories on Fantasy Plot Generator

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

On the Silver Couch: Josh Hickey


Interior designer Josh Hickey

Tell us your story of your life in 140 ch:

When I'm in doubt, I repaint my apartment, then rearrange the furniture, then move, then repaint, & repeat, an endless cycle, #storyofmylife

Would you marry your boyfriend and why?
Logically, a society that forbids certain of its citizens from marrying while encouraging others to marry compulsively and extravagantly is quite decadent, and marriage itself has become meaningless. Equality requires much more than simple appropriation. ...but would I marry Xavier? Hell Yes! #romancedefeatslogic

Sunday, December 04, 2011

On the Silver Couch: Priscilla Tea

priscilla by angeloplessas
Artist Priscilla Tea
- How would you describe your paintings;
Images that are scattered between nature and the internet. They are landscapes and spaces conveying an "echo" of digital.

- Which is your favorite city?
Los Angeles. I feel because it is a city/ a combination that time is being extended and suspended at the same time.

What do you like best and what less in the art world;
I do not like anything.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Meta-Play, part 1

 The first part of the Meta-Play project started last Sunday at Brescia's  historic Teatro Grande. Meta-Play is an interactive screening of few of my websites part of the Uovo Kids Festival that will be continued at the Science Museum of Milan next February.

Friday, November 18, 2011

On the Silver Couch : Ben Vickers


Artist Ben Vickers

- How would you define post-internet life in 20 words?
Object orientated and lustful, set in a grid of desperation. 

Keywords: ahistorical, 4evaconnected, unforgettable, characterdate, mainstream, 4evavirtual, liminality, facebooksitcom, hundredpercentdreamscape. 

- Have you ever had an internet hookup for sexual pleasure or anything else?
I think the majority of my hookups, sexual or otherwise have at least been mediated by the net. The last was brief, intense and relatively anonymous. 

Read in greek via LIFO here

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

My 1000 Drachmas as appeared in current Lifo

 A hypothetical new 1000 drachma banknote inspired by Monopoly banknotes. Using familiar symbols such as a banana, (designed by Warhol for the Velvet Underground), or in the middle an allegorical portrait of Greece of a mediterranean version of the Statue of Liberty adorned with the logos of the 2 major greek political parties. The bill will be printed in black and white photocopy because there is no money to print in color and on fine paper.  From the above a "giving" Greece says the "NENIKHKAMEN" phrase of the marathon runner Eucles since it seems to possess her a deep optimism and national pride for the capabilities of the 2 political powers .

Monday, November 14, 2011

On the Silver Couch : Sylvia Kouvali


Gallerist Sylvia Kouvali

The last days of the post-74 era in Greece. Rejoice or fear?
The only thing that scares me is the huge gap between what the country needs and all of these measures "taken" in the Parliament. I do not know what to feel. The only feeling I always had, how tourist I was when I used to live in Greece. Even with elections, who all ask, what will change? Everything seems like a perennial soap opera. How weak is everybody, ultimately, how impossible it is to exert effective policies for the future which in these days means salvation for the country.

Read in greek via Lifo here

Thursday, November 03, 2011

On the Silver Couch: LuckyPDF

LuckyPDF (l-r Yuri Pattison, John Hill, James Early)

You usually organize a "landscape of events" via our internet society. How did you see the eventful physical cityscape of Athens?

James: Athens is an extension of our social environment now, a location for conversation and art. Watched over by a great monument to civilisation, athens could be the birthplace of new global economic thinking.

John: Having a city surrounded by mountains is bad for your air quality but great for your water pressure.

While computer interfacing is a reality does "here" and "there" means something to you?

James: Coming to athens confirmed the importance of travel: as we have adopted the internet as our main 3rd party information tool, we become deadened to understanding reality.

Yuri: I think that "here" and "there" now exist more as emotional ideas, you can still miss someone you're in constant electronic contact with.

Read in Lifo Mag here

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Fantasy Plot Generator







 Fantasy Plot Generator is a new project comprised by the website (, a stage and a series of performances. It's a commission for the "Word of Mouth" exhibition, curated by Kernel for the 3rd Athens Biennale -"Monodrome". The website will be the base of the project where visitors invent character names and generate automatically a story with the function of a programming code. This code “borrows” extracted texts from different philosophical dialogues speaking about extreme concepts and social conditions, “remixing” them in a random way and different plots take shape. During the course of the AB3 few of these stories will be “animated” by actors in the exhibition space within a stage of borrowed furniture and costumes from the National Theatre. These perfomances will also take the form of an archive of fotonovelas that will be distributed from here further elaborating read and spoken concepts, a mind connection between space and time.

Actors: Alkistis Poulopoulou, Athina Mathioudaki, Babis Galiatsatos, Electra Nikolouzou, Maria Panourgia, Maria Tzani, Natasha Giannaraki, Nikos Maramathas,  Yorgos Kyriakou and more

Next performance: Saturday 5th of Nov 2011 at 17:30
Saturday 3rd of December 2011
Sunday, 11th December 2011

Perfomances take place at Diplarios (main Venue). Theatrou Sq

Texts picked from the following books: 
Two Regimes of Madness, Gilles Deleuze
Politics of  the very worst, Paul Virilio
Simulations, Jean Baudrillard
The Plague of Fantasies, Slavoj Zizek
We have never been Modern, Bruno Latour

Programming: Derek Clark,,  Kernel, 

Special Thanks:  The National Theatre of Greece