EXERCISE IN LIGHT
androula ft. a circle of voices
Saturday 16/12, 20:30
Sessions x SPEL
State Gallery of Contemporary Art — SPEL
As our panting breaths converge
our spirits slowly merge
and in that oneness
suddenly we know:
we are part of a beginning,
not an end.
A live performance-meditation led by a vocal ensemble formed through a recent programme of open workshops at Sessions. Built around a series of sonic meditations which the audience is invited both to witness and enter into, based on the work of lesbian composer and experimental music pioneer Pauline Oliveros (1932-2016), Exercise in Light explores the curing and radical potential of shared musical experience and sound-making, especially in times of collective despair—an experiment in common grief and rage; an attempt at joint solace; a communal spell for hope.
Concept and direction: Androula Kafa
a circle of voices: Eleni Anastassiou, Stella N. Christou, Androula Kafa, Panayiotis Mina, Nicola Mitropoulou, Loizos Olympios, Pàpas, Panayiotis Pavlides, Gervaise Alexis Savvias, Demetris Shammas & more
Light installation: Demetris Shammas
Graphics and garments: Nikos Stephou
Book: online or on 22479600 (tickets 5€)
Commissioned by and presented in the framework of Sessions x SPEL, a series of queer happenings, at the State Gallery of Contemporary Art - SPEL, June-December 2023.