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Elli Vassalou (Belgium - Greece) / Gitsa Kostantoudaki (Greece)

Updated: 13-03-2017 17:45

– Video
Title: Water and dreams
a. Venue: Romantso
Date: 16-19 March 2017
b. Venue: Vrilissia (N. Engonopoulos Hall)
Date: 18 March 2017
Hour: 15:30 - 17:00



Water is the element that gave birth to life. The sea is not the natural environment of the human being, but there is a memory of it hidden underneath our daily selves, that goes back in the womb or even further back to our evolutionary body characteristics. The Mammalian diving reflex is an automatic reaction when we submerge in water. It causes Bradycardia, a decrease in heart rate that is also occurring normally in the state of deep sleep and meditation. That makes aquatic environment a common place for dreams and introspection. In the underwater world, human body can move liberated from gravity and fly over the landscape. Movement is not devised by weight but from buoyancy and respiration. What are the possibilities of working in this environment while discovering the personal and communal psychophysical effect?



Elli Vassalou CV

Elli Vassalou is a Brussels-based multimedia artist, architect and performer. She has studied architecture[ΜΑ] at the Patras School of Architecture – GR. She is now a master's student in KASK School of Arts, Gent - BE. She is researching on the embodied impact of space on psychophysical experience, collective memory and the socio-political and personal life of people. Currently she is working on new ways of spatial analysis, combining the architectural and visual tools with the multi-sensorial perception of space through movement.

Idea and video: Elli Vassalou

Performers, movement researchers: Gitsa Kostantoudaki, Elli Vassalou