Dimitris Papaioannou invites us to sit back, lie down, drink, relax, dream, or even sleep, in the welcoming atmosphere of “INSIDE” – a six-hour video-installation set up by the experimental artist in the Athens Concert Hall. The video installation is open to the public from January 18 to January 30, from 18.00 to midnight and challenges us to watch the action as we would gaze at a landscape.
Alongside the video-installation, there is a first presentation of the film “BACKSIDE” – which documents the secret mechanisms of “INSIDE” and the irresistible charm of its protagonists – which was filmed and edited by Dimitris Papaioannou from backstage during the marathon six-hour performance.
The video installation “INSIDE” has already done the rounds of art festivals around the world, having been presented in Amsterdam, Moscow, Montreal, Taipei, Turin, Dresden, Montpellier, Basel, Kalamata, Ravello and Lucca. It began as a large-scale artistic experiment, a theatre installation that took place in Athens in the spring of 2011. Inside a room set up on a stage, thirty performers identically repeated a simple series of movements, presenting our daily return home through countless combinations and layers. The stage action started before the theatre opened and continued after the last guest had left. The theatre was open to the public six hours each day.