FOCUS GREECE | PARALLEL PROGRAM
Online screening of 6 short films, part of the ENTER project of Onassis Foundation and Onassis USA
The ΕΝΤΕR project is not another quarantine diary, but a series of original works created in the conditions of the “here and now” in order to surpass it and bring us together through the world of our digital platforms. ONASSIS STEGI and Onassis USA commission artists across the globe to prepare new works within 120 hours. The thought behind it is that we need to include and understand the present, to learn from it, to narrate and banish it, at the same time creating a digital time capsule, which will preserve the memory of this period for future generations.
During the pandemic time-space, houses, apartments, gardens, roof-terraces and balconies become our new site-specific stages. Children, husbands and wives, grandparents, roommates, even pets become, alongside their household goods, characters and props, as the artist’s laptop is turned into a creative superpower.
We needed something to breathe differently. To see and live through an experience proving that the mind does not stop giving birth to ideas when you enclose it, out of necessity, in the four walls of a house; that imagination does not stop, when we are surrounded by fear of what is happening, by the agony of what may come to pass. We turned towards the people who transport us to other worlds; to those who, with their art, enrich our lives. The artists. This group of people who tend to our soul and move our thought. How does a dancer dance in his kitchen? How many images capture the eyes of a director, when he spends most of his time on his couch? Is the entire house a scene? We enter in order to see. As guests. You too. ENTER.
AFRODITI PANAGIOTAKOU, DIRECTOR OF CULTURE OF THE ONASSIS FOUNDATION
The parallel program of FOCUS GREECE is implemented with the support of the National Culture Fund.
FOCUS GREECE is realized with the support of ONASSIS STEGI.