Identity in Between
Project “Identity in Between”
MOMus-Museum of Contemporary Art- Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art and State Museum of Contemporary Art Collections
(TIF-HELEXPO area, Thessaloniki)
June 24 – September 26, 2021
The term ‘identity’ is evidently used today in order to describe the characteristics, choices and activities which allow us to discern ourselves, sometimes by joining and other times by separating ourselves from others. Now more than ever, we are living in an era composed of identities, admitting that there is not a single self and that identity does not concern something singular, impervious and stable, but rather a notion with multiple meanings, polyphonic and flowing, opening a broad field of conversation, reevaluation and new narration.
Attempting to delve into the multiple terms (social, cultural, psychological) on the basis of which identities are formed, the project “Identity in Between” is organized by RUNONART and presented in MOMus-Museum of Contemporary Art in Thessaloniki, from June 24 until September 26, 2021, inviting five women artists to create new performance projects and to share their artistic expression and ideas on the notion of the multiple prisms of one’s being.
In these projects, Tzeni Argyriou is concerned with the relation between technology and human existence in the digital world, Μarianna Kavallieratos steps into other peoples’ shoes during multiple everyday routes, Virginia Mastrogiannaki touches on the issue of different images per age and attempts a return to youthfulness, Maria Sideri delves into the boundaries between wholesomeness and toxicity, as seen in the relationship between man and nature and Eliza Soroga takes on multiple professional identities during work interviews.
The performances took place and were filmed by the RUNONART group at the Former Airport at Elliniko during October 2020, followed by interviews of the artists.
The “Identity in Between” project is realized by the RUNONART Non Profit Organization, in collaboration with the MOMus-Museum of Contemporary Art-Collections of the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art and the State Museum of Contemporary Art, with the support of NEON Organization for Culture and Development and the Ministry of Culture and Sports, in the frame of the 23rd Thessaloniki Documentary Festival.
RUNONART is a non-profit organization, aspiring to support the production of contemporary Greek-Cypriot art, to promote interdisciplinary and cross-border collaboration and to promote with pioneering means the Greek-Cypriot artistic work in new audiences across the world, inviting artists and spectators to actively participate in the joint formulation of a different creative and social milieu.
Concept-Direction: Efi Spyrou
Artists: Tzeni Argyriou, Marianna Kavallieratos, Virginia Mastrogiannaki, Maria Sideri, Eliza Soroga
Texts-Interviews: Charis Kanellopoulou, Paraskevi Tektonidou
MOMus exhibition coordination: Areti Leopoulou
Concept-direction: Efi Spyrou
Assistant Director: Sokratis Morfonios
Cinematographer: Pavlos Mavrikidis
Camera: Jo Capralou, Costas Goulas
Still photography: Emma Louise Charalambous
Sound: Iason Theophanou
Drone: Andreas Papanikolas
Dir.production: Haris Michaloyiannakis
Props curator and styling: Milena Panagiotova
Make-up & Hair: Beehive artists|Anna Mpakatsaki
Editing: Giorgos Alefantis
Coloring: Marios Stylianou
Sound composition and sound editing: Dimitris Tsoukas
Αudiovisual translation-subtitling: Myrto Koromantzou
Poster: Yannis Mantzaris
Αrt-intervention-for Tzeni Argyriou: Vassilis Gerodimos
Make up-for Maria Sideri: Vasiliki Kita
Props master-for Maria Sideri: Socratis Papadopoulos
Costume design-for Maria Sideri: Christina Lardikou
Interviews expert-for Eliza Soroga: Roza Alhanati
Manos Georgakopoulos, Spyros Karanasios, Savvas Theoharakis, Marilena Lakioti, Αthina Lampropoulou, Areti Leopoulou, Christina Paraskevopoulou, Yannis Perrotis,
Eva Rapti, Alexandros Stanas, George Zervides, Christos Dogas, Isabelle Kountoure, Peter Hadersdorfer, Georgios Tsiogkas, Paolo Marzano
Aris Kaparaliotis, Eleni Kokou, Eleni Kostika, Thanos Lekkas, Aspasia Maria Alexiou Virginia Mastrogiannaki, Milena Panagiotova, Maria Papadopoulou, Sotiris Petropoulakis, Giota Peklari, Eleftheria Rapanaki, Efi Spyrou, Aggelika Stavropoulou, Betty Santamouri, Eftychia Tsakou, Ioanna Tsami, Archodia Tabaki, Moschoula Vamvakari, Maria Vasariotou, Klimentini Vounelaki, Kynthia Voukouvalidou