Reconstitution of a souvenir (2019)

Experiential workshop & art exhibition

“Reconstitution of a souvenir” is a collaborative artistic research on the notion of the souvenir as a medium to recall personal and collective memories. It departs from the ideas of scholar Alison Landsberg in her text «Prosthetic memory: the ethics and politics of memory in an age of mass culture» where she introduces the concept of prosthetic memory and its potential to contribute in the development of empathy and solidarity among people. In the context of the workshop, we examine the possibility to construct prosthetic memories through artistic practices in the urban landscape. Sound and photographic walks are used as critical tools to investigate the public space and the memories that constitute it. The workshop culminates with the creation of collective souvenirs as vessels of the memories collected during the research.

Presented at the Byzantine Bath of Thessaloniki, 2nd #SKG Bridges Festival (May 2019)

Concept – Facilitation – Production – Curation: Viki Zioga & Nikos Kostopoulos

Participants: Sofia Mylona, Katerina Anastasiou, Eleni Kehagia, Athena Kampouri, Antonis Rapanis, Marios-Leandros Basteas, Thomas Kalliaras, Vasiliki Oikonomopoulou – Papachronopoulou, Sofia Piperidou, Maria Panagiotidou, Andriana Rodakou, Sofia Maria Chatzipaschali.