Blind walk/White walk

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Athens, Greece

Walking piece details

Duration60 minutes

Blind walk / White walk invites you to follow the steps of blind walkers, inspired by the novel Blindness of José Saramago and the blind prophet Tiresias in the poetry of Homer.
This bilingual (Greek/English) walk in Athens combines sound immersion, triggered by your mobile device, with live performances – between the contemporary Theater Technis in Plaka and the ancient Odeon of Herodes Atticus, along the road towards the Acropolis.

Live actors and voices: Jenny Dagla, Polyxeni Thanou, Charis Symeonidou, Yiannis Tsaparegas, Nikolaos Georges Chaldeakis
Sound walk design / field recordings: Geert Vermeire
Compositions: Stefaan van Biesen
English texts read by Rosa Prodromou.

Blind Walk/White walk Homer and Saramago is a concept by Simona Vermeire, coordinated/directed by Geert Vermeire and by Sissy Papathanassiou

A collaboration between the Milena principle and Analogio Festival

A production by the Analogio Festival 2016
With the institutional support of the José Saramago Foundation, Lisbon.

Live performance, Sunday October, 2nd at 12 am, 2016.
Soundwalk made with / available on Echoes.

Geert Vermeire

Founder SWS Online Jury 2022 SWS Online Jury 2023

Geert Vermeire is a curator, poet and artist, moving constantly between Greece, Portugal and Brazil, with a focus on spatial writing, locative sound & performance and social practices. He develops collaborative processes, departing from the ethical in...

Near Athens, Greece

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