The Long Walk

Be the first to favourite this.
Psarades, Greece

Event details

2021-07-06 06:00
06:00 UTC
Tickets FREE

Tickets

Log in to book a ticket. Not registered yet? Register first.
Lost your password?

Connected with

The Yellow Immigration Sign was a U.S. highway safety sign warning motorists to avoid illegal immigrants darting across the road. It depicted a man, woman, and girl with pigtails running. The signs were erected in response to over one hundred immigrant pedestrian deaths due to traffic collisions from 1987 to 1990. Immigrant smugglers adopted the tactic of dropping off their human cargo on the shoulder or median of the freeway prior to passing through the checkpoint. Once past the checkpoint, the smugglers would wait for the immigrants to rejoin before proceeding to the final destination. However, in order to avoid the checkpoint, the immigrants would have to cross the freeway to the southbound shoulder, many of them being killed in their effort to cross. The last of the ten signs was gone in 2018.
In the context of the installation entitled The Long Walk I intend to place two exact copies of the yellow ‘’Caution’’ signs mentioned above at various points by the main roads near the borders at Prespes. Uprooted from their real political context and deliberately planted in a space where on the one hand walking performances are being enacted/performed as part of the ‘’Walking Question Event’’ and on the other hand immigrants from neighboring countries might be carrying out walks to illegally cross the borders, the yellow signs are stripped bare of their intended seriousness and seem like irrational objects on the verge of absurdity.
The intention of the work is to shed light on historic treacherous walks of past and present and engage artists and audience in what Walter D. Mignolo’s aptly-termed “border thinking” — in other words to create specialized knowledge that can be incorporated by political and art activists elsewhere. The project is a commentary on how border crossings can be transformed into confrontational and irrational conditions highlighting issues of freedom, trafficking and surveillance in contested geographical areas. By bringing this installation to Prespes, a border town, I want to not only raise awareness to the plight of the many people daily crossing borders but also to the actual act of walking which in this instance is transformed from a daily experience to an act full of dangers, prosecutions and most importantly, hope.

Klitsa Antoniou a multidisciplinary artist was educated at Wimbledon School of Art and St. Martin’s School of Art and Design London (B.F.A.), Pratt Institute (M.F.A.), New York University, USA (D.A. Program), and Cyprus University of Technology (PhD). As an artist, she has exhibited in major museums and art galleries worldwide. She has been an artist-in-residence in many countries and participated in numerous workshops and seminars. In 2019 she represented Malta at Venice Biennale with the work Atlantropa-X. Her work has been exhibited in Herzliya Museum, Israel; Circulo de Bellas Artes, Madrid; Palais du Rhin/Drac Alsace, Strasbourg; Arte Contemporanea Pinerolo, Torino; Sandström Andersson Gallery, Sweden; Exhibit Gallery, London; Antrepo, Istanbul; Espace Commines Paris; Pulchri Studio, Hague; Macedonian Museum, Thessaloniki; Wonderland Lotte Square, Quanzhou, China; Bozar Expo, Belgium; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sarajevo; Skånes konstförening, Malmö, Sweden; Petach Tikva Museum, Israel; Museum of Nanjing University of the Art, China; and The Museum of the Arts of the 20th and 21st Century, St Petersburg, Russia. She has won numerous awards. She is a Professor of Fine Arts at Cyprus University of Technology.

Klitsa Antoniou

Klitsa Antoniou

Klitsa Antoniou is a multidisciplinary artist educated at Wimbledon School of Art and St. Martin’s School of Art and Design, London (B.F.A.), Pratt Institute (M.F.A.), New York University, USA (D.A. Program), and Cyprus University of Technology (PhD). He...

Near Psarades, Greece

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Also check out

Free
Walking Event
The Walking Body 3

21 - 27 Mar, 2022

Avenida Dom Afonso Henriques 250, Guimarães, Portugal

The Walking Body 3 (TWB3) "Lines and steps, weaving words and walks" is an international encounters of walking artists in Guimarães (Portugal). Walkshops, artist's talks and a conference are held in and around the Alberto Sampaio Museum the Soiedade Martins Sarmento Museum and the School of Arts / EAAD.

Walking Piece
The Long Walk

Walking as a Question

Walking Event
New
SWS22
Walk Around Philadelphia – Somerton

JJ Tiziou / Walk Around Philadelphia.com

18 Sep, 2022 · All day

Somerton, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Set out from Somerton Station to discover the city's edge! Over ten days of ~10 mile walks, the September 2022 Walk Around Philadelphia will send small groups to explore the city's perimeter on foot.

Dérive app
New
During September, 30 Days of Prompts

9 Aug, 2022

Walking Event
New
SWS22
Walk Around Philadelphia – Fox Chase

JJ Tiziou / Walk Around Philadelphia

17 Sep, 2022 · All day

Fox Chase, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Set out from Fox Chase to discover the city's edge! Over ten days of ~10 mile walks, the September 2022 Walk Around Philadelphia will send small groups to explore the city's perimeter on foot.

Free
Walking Event
New
SWS22
30 Days of Prompts

01 - 30 Sep, 2022

FREE

Participate in a 30-day long exploration, where you can dip in, and out, at your choosing. Get acquainted with your immediate environment and 'play the city'.

Post
New
In September, join us in exploring public space

9 Aug, 2022

During SWS22, we will nudge you to explore the public space around you, with a new task every 12 hours. Participate!

Walking Event
New
SWS22
Walk Around Philadelphia – Chestnut Hill

JJ Tiziou / Walk Around Philadelphia

12 Sep, 2022 · All day

Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Set out from Chestnut Hill to discover the city's edge! Over ten days of ~10 mile walks, the September 2022 Walk Around Philadelphia will send small groups to explore the city's perimeter on foot.

ivanpope
New
dissatisfied with narrative conventions?

9 Aug, 2022

Anabella Lenzu's Blog
New
September: Music and Dance Relationship Workshop

9 Aug, 2022

Curated news
New
Underground Amman Tour offers glimpse into city’s hidden art scene | Jordan Times

9 Aug, 2022

The Long Road to the North
New
Bararranna walk

9 Aug, 2022