The program of this edition of Tuned City is organized as one constant stream of talks, performances and presentations. There are no parallel events unless overlaps are part of the intended dramaturgy. Nevertheless, some events might happen unannounced or even unnoticed – pay attention! The installations running permanently for the whole event 1.-3. June, 10:00 – 19:00. Some of them will have performative activations or link with presentation moments in to the program. The Acts of Listening group will circle around Tuned City like a satellite, injecting, adding, commenting, extending, blurring, questioning and challenging the proceedings.
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Installations running permanently from 10:00-19:00 1-3 June 2018
All installations are new commissions for this edition of Tuned City and have been developed and produced specifically for the context of the sites of Ancient Messene and the village of Mavromati. Due to the very site-specific nature of the projects and the unique conditions of the historical environment, some projects and ideas may vary somewhat in regard to their appearance, contents or location during the actual on-site development process.
The installations are running permanently for the duration of the event, from June 1st to June 3rd, 10:00 to 19:00 hrs. Some of the projects have performative activations or link with presentation moments into the proceedings.
Day 1_ 01/6 "Listening Politics"
‘Listening Politics’ is departing from the human voice, the articulation of thought, the soliloquy oral histories, and the use and misuse of language. It strives to delve into systems of power and law, the production of space through social interaction and the constitution of the political by way of negotiating interests: from disembodied voices and voiceless bodies, intentional hearing – being close, immersed or taking distance. From speaking to an audience and listening as an energetic act, sketching the layout and sensing the limitations and borders, aiming thus to the very structures of a city of discourse.
Chair: Lucia Farinati
10:00 – 13:30 / Theater
15:00-18:00 / Theater
18:30 – 19:00 /Mavromati (house across taverna)
Day 2_ 02/6 "Media Matters"
Written in the formations of landscape, constantly transformed by geological activities and forces of weather – settlements have grown by need or will. Typologies between imagined or forgotten pasts. Analogue filter storage systems. Oscillating between natural media, manufactured, engineered, constructed – ruined, grained down consistently by natural processes and decay to small particles, becoming something else or sediment again. Excavated, read, analysed, transcribed, decoded, preserved, filed, mediated and forgotten: This day listens to issues of materiality and interpretation, archeology and beyond.
Chair: Prof. Eric Lewis
10:00 – 13:30 / Ekklesiasterion
15:00 – 18:30 /Ekklesiasterion
18:00-18:30_Closing panel, all participants
Day 3_03/6: "Spectral Ambiences"
Multiple invisible cities exist beyond and among its material layers. Dense mythologies and complex believe systems reinforce the respective findings, yet establish alternative narratives at the same time. Oracles, cults and rituals are of constituting presence for the atmosphere of the place. But measurable energies and detectable charges, conductive and piezoelectric potentials, radiations, air pressure fields and all sorts of related phenomena also inhabit a wide range of this spectrum. Listening and sensing as subjective practice and productive speculation culminate in the final instalment of this series, but by no means conclude it.
Chair: Marinos Koutsomichalis
10:00 – 13:00 / Ekklesiasterion
14:30 – 17:45 / Agora
19:00-20:00 / Mount Ithome
The Onassis Cultural Centre-Athens covers the cost of admission to the archaeological site for individual visitors or for those arriving on the means of transportation organised by the Onassis Cultural Centre. The offer is not applicable for groups organised by travel agencies unless there has been a prior agreement with the Onassis Cultural Centre).