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-travelling intervention-


-a contemporary reading on Homer's "Odyssey" as a public space theatre-

"ithaque" is a situanionalistic dramaturgy of a book dedicated to voyage, the 'Odyssey'. A minimalistic but deeply conceptual action

Ithaque, suggests an ordinary situation (apparent invisibility) that beneath absurdity it demands to the potential viewer to get consciously or unconsciously involved.

Itahque inquires action, and with that action theatre starts. It is a "one to one" theatre an absolute cinematographic landscape, with absolute light, absolute, sound, absolute rhythm, absolute distance. 

Ithaque was curated in Marseille for the cultural European capital. It stayed in place for 17 hours and was entering the cars that decided to stop. Until the "next village" and then returned (as Ulysses numerous attempts to return). This happened in a loop. The action did not  openly reveal its artistic purpose and communication was based in real everyday terms. 



public space is thoroughly real in a sense absolute.  ​The "apparent invisibility" of art is always relative to our awareness. Art exists not for viewers but for co writers.  And in public space apparent invisible actions create a platform for art writting and claiming ownership.  Once we manage to penetrate art it becomes our emotional and intellectual property.  All that said "apparent invisibility" is a term founded by xristo kaouki.  Where he orchestrates situations in public space, as normal and as real as possible to manifest deeper conceptual notions. Because art in public can be as profound as the art in public instirutunions. Let me remind you that real art exists in everyday life.  Author/orchestrator : Xristo Kaouki Through a watchful attitude towards life itself, xristo kaouki  tries to reinvent the existing possibilities of ordinary moments. he chooses choose abstractive, minimalistic and yet ordinary situations in order to reveal new information and remind the vitality of simplicity, the mundane and the ordinary.  He is focused on a transformative and collective “happening” (often ephemeral) suggesting that highly conceptual manifestations can be expressed with common words and common objects, for common people in common grounds.  Public repercussions are allowed, desired and welcomed.  One could draw sociological data from such actions and interventions but xristo kaouki prefers to treat it as a bioprocess where the action develops and transforms itself according to people’s reactions and interaction.  
“This is not performance, this is occurring life” Only a certain detachment from art allows the artistic process to organically evolve and to generate new collective information about the artistic potential of the mundane. Therefore and unavoidably, November is sociologically present and politically aware. Point of non Systemic View This methodology of simplicity, this tribute to the mundane inherently interrogates the systemic methodology of spectacle, art viewing and the viewers point of view. Performers are more like orchestrators of situations,  Object installations are more likely abandoned objects that lie beneath and beyond consciousness and essentially  viewers could be considered co-authors of any suggested situation. Therefore November uses any kind of medium (multidisciplinary) that could capture ones attention focused on the vigorous and subtle silent agreements we tend to constantly compose in order to inhabit moments.  Tags public, intervention, performance, installation, situation, land art, sound art, photography, activism, approachable art, noframework



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