[Message for London]
Performance - Lecture
“I am NOT Tino Sehgal” – A concept by Francesco Bonami
Nahmad Projects, 13 July 2016, London
Created and Performed by Ioanna Neophytou & Spyros Charalampopoulos
London; I will not come.
I never left my country.
I will persist to my habits.
Like the Thames that comes always to the sea,
or Big Ben that repeats constantly the same rounds.
Tetiana, June 2016, Odessa Ukraine
We arrived to London transferring emotions, ideas and feelings from different people all over Europe after a research on what people think about London city. All the diverse letters we have collected have London as a final destination and prove the diverse communication between the world and the grand metropolis. Names, addresses, places and images are the documents of an alternative regard about the city of London from people that do not experience the everyday routine of the city. The audience discovers their city through the various views seen, through the narration of the performer. In this case, a connection between the audience and the multiple senders is established, which becomes the mediator of emotions and experiences shared from strangers to strangers.
Our performance is deeply inspired by Tino Sehgal’s work were art becomes an experience through “constructed situations”. We wish to simulate the experience of a public performance to the private experience of receiving a personal message from a beloved one. Therefore, art becomes a process of communication where information is exchanged and oral language receives an equal place with the new documentation forms of contemporary area.
Ioanna Neofytou & Spiros Klitoras Charalampopoulos
Letters from :
Ntina Kleanthous – Elenitsa Kleanthous – Maria Kleanthous – Stella Kleanthous
Nathalie Hellena Rigal
Anastasia Zoi Souliotou
Maria Sofou, Julia Durand
Video: Eleana Santorinaiou
Special Thanks to :
Vicky Katsounaki, Julien Roussel, Rania Kapetanaki, Spyridoula Tzoumaki, Dimitris Stamatis, Froso Kleanthous, Yiannos Kleanthous