Aphrodite* / Her* stories, her* bodies, her* politics, her* languages, her* images

June 14th - 17th 2018

Screenshot: aphroditeproject.org

As part of the Athens and Epidaurus Festival 2018, the Aphrodite*’s program is curated by Sofia Dona, former research associate at the Chair of Urban Design und Regional Planning. Sofia Dona has received the promotional award of the state capital Munich 2018 recently.

Four-days of film screenings, video perfomances, workshops and discussions on empowering discourses regarding feminist and queer practices in Athens. The program aims to an intersection of artistic production and the performativity of gender and sexuality, while questioning gender-related practices and activities. The project is named after the open-air cinema Aphrodite located in Rouf area, where both Beaver women’s collective (since 2012) and the Athens Museum of Queer Arts (since 2015) are based, and focuses on gender performativity and sexuality, archival practices, aesthetics, social and cultural activism, and the visibility of gender politics. Aphrodite* attempts to kick-start an annual meeting, on a local and international level, that will bring together groups active in the area.

Aphrodite*’s program is not only curated by Sofia Dona, architect and artist, member of the hiboux architecture group and the Errands group, but also by Sofia Bempeza artist and art theorist based in Zurich, and Vassiliea Stylianidou, artist and founder of the project STUDIOvisits in Berlin, in collaboration with the Athens Museum of Queer Arts (AMOQA), the Beaver women’s collective and co-curators Cinenova (London), the Schwules Museum (Berlin) and the Pembe Hayat KuirFest (Ankara).

Artists/Film-makers: Mareike Bernien & Kerstin Schroedinger, Lizzie Borden, Pauline Boudry & Renate Lorenz, Divya Dureja, Philipp Gufler, Barbara Hammer, Vera Hofmann, Olivia Kastebring & Julia Gumpert & Ulrika Bandeira, Maria Klonaris & Katerina Thomadaki, LGBTQΙ+ Refugees group, Christos Massalas, Metatheodosia, Karin Michalski, Eshan Rafi, Pembe Hayat KUIRFEST (Zehra Gökçimen & Gökçe Oraloğlu, Salih Salman, Sertaç Koyuncu, Aykut Atasay & İzlem Aybastı & Zeliha Deniz, Nergis Karadağ & Simay Çalışkan), Karol Radziszewski, Paola Revenioti, Sofia Rozaki, Aykan Safoğlu, Dagmar Schultz, Fabrizio Terranova, Erato Trika, Lene Vollhardt & Luce deLire.

Panel guests and workshop facilitators: Irene Ravell & Kerstin Schroedinger (Cinenova), Vera Hofmann (Schwules Museum), Esra Özban & Şirvan Çelikkaleli (Kuir Fest), Panos Giannikopoulos, Alkistis Euthymiou, Diana Manesi, Soula Marinoudi, Anni Simati, Vanessa Veneti, Maria Dolores, Holly Ingleton, Johnny Pavlatos.

June 14th - 17th 2018

Athens and Epidaurus Festival 2018
105 57 Athens