Welcome to the
“Olympus Eagles Union” official website!
Welcome to the
“Olympus Eagles Union” official website!
The breath of cultural heritage of Mt. Olympus as for the values and the ideals that are offered to us, the need of expression and communication using the art as tool, and the intention for international dialogue with the aim to create a core of thoughts and ideas, that emphasize the importance of a figurative education, are the main motivations for the initiation of Olympolis Project 2013.
After the successful event of “Prometheus IX – Replay Boundaries”, we are delighted to present to you the extraordinary fixation of Ioannis Skopeteas.
In the next video, you can enjoy an excerpt of the open rehearsal of Haris Gekas and Sarah Tan.
Since 2019, the Olympolis team has been preparing a tribute to the emblematic figure of Iannis Xenakis, with live performances, lectures, workshops and exhibitions. Due to the restrictions posed worldwide by CoV19 it has only been possible to present the first phase in 2021.
The festival of 5-9 November, kickstarts the project in Katerini, where contributors from Europe are attending with physical presence and Japanese artists via online-realtime performance.
Nikos Babanikas photographer-traveler workshop and permanent projection of photographs by the local world citizen.
Romina Koopman, photographer/artist student of Gerrit Rietveld Acadamie Amsterdam Photographic 3D installation18.30-19.30″PlastiCity” – Sound, interactive installation by Dimitris Bakas composite sound from on a three-dimensional metallic grid.
Screening of the documentary “Acoustic Ecology and Sound Art” by the screenwriter and director Vagia Buffeti.
Exhibition of the art installation Prometheus “Everything flows” with male Japanese washi paper kimono art and obi, photos of M.Papatzelou‘s washi Kimono by Everett Kennedy Brown, Masashi Nakamura and Stavros Parcharidis, art videos presenting her artistic activities in Kyoto and Thessaloniki and an introduction/workshop reference to her washi kimono art project
Lucian E. Matei Interactive Visual Performance, Interactive Multimedia Installation, Digital Interactive ARTS
Lucian E. Matei brings the interactive multimedia experience that explores temporality, offers a real sense of liveness and shifts the role of the public from passive viewer to active participant. The “flow” represents a quantum of universal laws about cause and effect. The technological expression of interactive art also works as a temporary and participatory light mural.
Presentation of the collection of Haiku poems “Internal connections of the liquid sky” (Greek & Japanese / “Odos” Publications / 2021) by the artist Maria Papatzelou, by Faye Tzanetoulakou, Dr. Art History, Special Secretary of AICA Hellas.
Speech & discussion entitled “Ideas and approaches to the work and thought of Iannis Xenakis” by Dimitris Exarchos, Assistant Professor, Department of Music Studies, University of Ioannina.
Sharon Kanach (phygital presentation) Exhibition of unique archives from CIX for the life and work of Iiannis Xenakis and the UPIC , the pioneer “machine” that makes understandable the relationship between music and mathematics
Assot Manoukian music producer “sound blending “sound contraction, inspiring from XENAKIS work
Theodoros Kleisiaris-electronic engineer Live sound improvisation “Richter Scale Madness (Kleissonic)”,
Zachos Samoladas Animator/ Director
Member of Greek Directors Guild and ASIFA HELLAS
“My heart bleeds from the suffering of others”
Tokei Maru is an animated short based on an extraordinary human in history. A story that sounds like an old myth, a Japanese captain that places human life above all .
Anastasia Giannakidou,(Phygital presentation) Professor of linguistics,founder and director of the center of Hellenic Studies at the university of Chicago.
“Hellenic culture at the crossroads between east and west”
Open rehearsal with the choreographer and dancer Harris Gkekas, member of the Lyon-based STRATES group, and Sara Tan, Brussels-based solo dancer, on Pleiades and performed by Kuniko Kato(phygital participation) as part of Xenakis et le Japon which is evolving from 2016 throughout Japan and will be completed in 2022-23 with the presentation of Prometheus IX in the land of the Rising Sun and on a European tour
Open rehearsal and workshops with the participant artists
Conference-Dialogue for the cultural tourism in the area of Olympus and the opportunities of local communities on the perspective of cultural stock and tourism, as well as the impact of sustainable development in local communities, in order to preserve the intangible cultural heritage of Olympus
Emiliano Micciche Responsible for cultural tourism proposals –
“Reading of the area. Pieria through the eyes of a foreign resident”
Maria Terzidou vice-meyer of Katerini tourism development organization
Savas Tsentidis,Theodoros Tekeridis,Apostolis Kourtis, Anastasios Papanastasiou
Video editing – summary- announcements
BALATORIUM is launching an art residency programme for 2022 for artists working in a variety of fields and artistic media. The aim of the residency programme is to bring in artists who would create new works of art in collaboration with researchers, experts and ecologists active in the Balaton region, based on site- and context-specific research, in line with their own practice and methodology, thus promoting a dialogue between art and science.
Any artist/duo of creators active in any artistic field or medium, without age restrictions, may apply.
The deadline for submission is May 15th, 2022 (midnight), applicants will be notified of the results by May 30th.