A route (a journey)through ephemeral installations in situ and meetings between artists and residents.
Second edition. Andros, Cyclades, from the 12th of July to 31st August 2014.
‘Epi topou’ comes from the Greek prefix ‘epi’, meaning on, on the soil, the point at which one thing is connected with another and ‘topos’, meaning the place.
Just as the first edition in 2013, this project aims to highlight the solidarity between artists and residents, to allow for opportunities to create a collective artistic experience between Greek and French artists which aspires to create a common European identity.
In this time of Ecomomic recession this proposal is supported by the personal commitment of the artists, the curator and the residents of the island.
It is an expression of the view that art remains a free sphere open to all, an area of action and dialogue.
Andros Cyclades map installations map
The event includes:
A route of about 1800 metres with a collection of ephemeral works designed specifically for this path, near the village of Livadia, close to main town of Andros. The artistic interventions highlight the transient character of the event, the fragility of materials and nature.
-Four evening gatherings between the artists, residents, and visitors to the island.
-A series of guided tours of the exhibition in situ, throughout the duration of the project.
-Collaboration with artist groups Campus Novel and Fabrica Outopia
L.Mareschal installation "Reclamation desk" Epitopou 2013
The interactive installation by the French artist L. Mareschal consisted of 160 messages written by children in the Chora Elementary school placed along the length of the riverside wall, and held the title "Complaints Office". The day of the opening the messages were read with great emotion by residents, visitors and artists , who discovered the children's worries about the future of the country.
Artists Epitopou 2014 :
Eva T. BONY : Lives and works in Paris.
portfolio : www.bony-tourtoglou.net
Eva T.Bony- Installation view Whitewash. Photo C.Bony for EPITOPOU 2013
Apostolos KARAKATSANIS: Lives and works in Athens
Martha DIMITROPOULOU : Lives and works in Athens
Martha Dimitropoulou - Mercedes-Benz S500 Pine needle.Ileana Tounta 2014
Séverine HUBARD : livse and works between Buenos Aires and Paris.
"Sans toit ni loi", 2013 in "La ville inadaptée", La Tôlerie, Clermont Ferrand (FR) Bois et bateaux de lit, agrafes, vis, parpaing, moteur et chaine.
Paul SOUVIRON : lives and works in France.
Installation garden shed / cabane de jardin
Curator :Tatiana MAY KALLERGI :lives and works in Greece
projects / portofolio: www.tatianamay.com
Coordination : Tatiana May Kallergi & Eva T. Bony
Photography and video production, communication
Christian BONY: Lives and works in France