MIXED REALITYa story driven exhibition
experience it, the way we translate it for ourselves and the others. Our visions and hearings get turned to feelings, later to words and then, art. From then on, art turns to life and thus the circle starts again. The thing is that it is different every time. Reality is acknowledged through virtual meetings to come close; through compression of physical distances when we go out and move; through obliterating physical limitations, every time each one imagines a ‘what if’ and an ‘or’, making their and our reality mixed.
What is this about?
Red Peel Blue Peel
Milan Kundera, Ignorance
What did you feel during quarantine?
Missing / Rawness
Beyond appearance, beyond the filters of our sick society and our modern habits, there is a world that offers the simplest beauty we can imagine, a world that thrives through the magic essentiality of Nature, a world of pureness and tenderness, a world whose risk is to drown in a virtual screen, whose danger is to be forgotten, if nobody will take care of it.
Is this what living should feel like?
What did you realize during quarantine?
This question gained more importance during the lockdown, which forced us to try to adapt to the physical limits imposed for people’s sake.
As water fits the container in which it is placed, the body had to adapt to the restricted places in which it had to live.
Have you ever tried to take the shape of a tree?
Have you ever tried to take the shape of a window?
Have you ever tried to take the shape of a rock on the sea?
What do you desire for the future?
Generation Europe Mixed Reality Exchange 2020 is a project by ROOTS & ROUTES Cologne e. V. (RRCGN), Synergy of Music Theatre (SMouTh) and Centro di Creazione e Cultura (CCC), funded by Erasmus+ Youth in Action and the Ministry for Children, Family, Refugees and Integration of North Rhine–Westphalia (MKFFI NRW). Additionally, it was supported by the City of Cologne’s operating grant for RRCGN.
The Generation Europe 2020 activities in Florence are co-funded by the Department of Youth Policies and Universal Civil Service and by the Tuscany Region through the call “Giovani al centro”.
Generation Europe Mixed Reality Exchange 2020 is part of the programme “Generation Europe – Young Democracy in Action” by the International Association for Education and Exchange (IBB e. V.) Dortmund, which is additionally funded by the BMFSFJ, Stiftung Mercator and others.
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Created by Aglaia Naka, Aikaterini Becou, Aikaterini Kokkinou, Alessandro Lizzio, Alexandra Di Capua, Alexandros Chartonas, Anais Giannakopoulos, Andreas Almpanis, Thanos Kyratzis, Bahar Gökten, Catalina Roldan, Christin de-Sousa Figueira, Christoph Stöber, Costas Lamproulis, Despoina Bounitsi, Despoina Therimioti, Dimitra Zacharouli, Dimitris Vallas, Eleni Katsiouli, Filippos Zoukas, Francesca Pignanelli, Gabriele Cinti, Garyfallenia Tsinopoulou, Giannis Chatziantoniou, Gilberto Poggi, Ioannis Mihailidis, Janna Hadler, Jasper Beckmann, Jean Yves Sanwidi, Jess Opitz, Jessi Trommenschläger, Jimi Renfro, Konstantina Savva, Lorenzo Ciacciavicca, Maria Chandrinou, Marina Bistolfi, Martina Bartolini, Mattia Bacchetti, Maximien Aldebert, Mehregan Behrouz, Miriam Düx, Nefeli Magouta, Paraskevi Zacharia, Pinelopi Brachou, Rahel Düx, Rebecca Lena, Sara Capanna, Sascha Düx, Susannah Iheme, Vanessa Lonau, Billy Prim, Vasiliki Tsaknaki and Young-Jean Maeng.
Project management: Janna Hadler, Sascha Düx, Yves Sanwidi and Mehregan Behrouz for ROOTS & ROUTES Cologne e. V. (RRCGN), Andreas Almpanis, Dimitra Zacharouli and Costas Lamproulis for Synergy of Music Theatre (SMouTh), Marina Bistolfi for Centro di Creazione e Cultura (CCC)
Media coaches: Lorenzo Ciacciavicca (CCC), Ioannis Mihailidis and Young-Jean Maeng (RRCGN)
Creative writing coach: Costas Lamproulis (SMouTh)
Dance coaches: Susannah Iheme (CCC), Bahar Gökten (RRCGN), Despoina Bounitsi and Dimitra Zacharouli (SMouTh)
Music coaches: Filippos Zoukas (SMouTh), Jimi Renfro and Mehregan Behrouz (RRCGN)
Interdisciplinary performing arts coaches: Costas Lamproulis (SMouTh), Susannah Iheme (CCC) and Yves Sanwidi (RRCGN)
Theatre coach: Katerina Becou (SMouTh)
Light design coach: Conrad Kausch (RRCGN)
Documentary videographers and photographers: Alexandros Chartonas, Dimitris Vallas and Giannis Chatziantoniou (SMouTh), Rebecca Lena (CCC), Young-Jean Maeng and Yves Sanwidi (RRCGN)
Sound work: Maximien Aldebert (CCC)
Pageflow editor: Lorenzo Ciacciavicca (CCC)
Pageflow administration: Ioannis Mihailidis (RRCGN)
Pageflow server technician: Klaus Jettkant (RRCGN)
Backoffice RRCGN: Tim Junge (RRCGN)
Special thanks to: Jasaman Behrouz, Antje Valentin, Gerd Kühlkamp, Ruven Mensing and the whole Landesmusikakademie NRW team, Jochen Schmidt, Christa Vocke and the whole ACG Catering team, Heavy, Claudia Düx, Katharina Teiting, Michi Bergmann, Elke Wegener and the whole IBB Dortmund team
Overall Story Dramaturgy
Aikaterini Kokkinou, Alexandra Di Capua, Christin de-Sousa Figueira, Gabriele Cinti, Gilberto Poggi, Jasper Beckmann, Maria Chandrinou, Mattia Bacchetti, Pinelopi Brachou and Thanos Kyratzis
Word clouds: Thanos Kyratzis
Dramaturgy coaches: Costas Lamproulis, Lorenzo Ciacciavicca, Ioannis Mihailidis
A project by Alexandra di Capua, Anais Giannakopoulos, Catalina Roldan, Gilberto Poggi, Jasper Beckmann and Paraskevi Zacharia
Performers: Alexandra di Capua, Anais Giannakopoulos and Paraskevi Zacharia
Voice-over: Alexandra di Capua
Sound recording: Alexandra di Capua, Anais Giannakopoulos, Catalina Roldan, Gilberto Poggi, Jasper Beckmann and Paraskevi Zacharia
Camera: Catalina Roldan, Francesca Pignanelli, Jasper Beckmann, Paraskevi Zacharia and Pinelopi Brachou
Video editing: Catalina Roldan
Music production: Jasper Beckmann
Red Peel, Blue Peel
A project by Despoina Therimioti, Gabriele Cinti, Nefeli Magkouta and Thanos Kyratzis
Performer: Despoina Therimioti
Script: Thanos Kyratzis
Direction and Scenography: Nefeli Magouta and Thanos Kyratzis
Camera: Thanos Kyratzis
Video editing: Gabriele Cinti and Francesca Pignanelli
Music production: Billy Prim
Special thanks to: Aikaterini Becou, Billy Prim, Christin de-Sousa Figueira, Eleni Katsiouli, Giannis Chatziantoniou, Jasper Beckmann, Maria Chandrinou and Martina Bartolini
A project by Rebecca Lena, Francesca Pignanelli, Christin de-Sousa Figueira, Eleni Katsiouli and Sara Capanna
Direction: Rebecca Lena and Francesca Pignanelli
Performers: Sara Capanna, Christin de-Sousa Figueira and Eleni Katsiouli
Camera: Rebecca Lena, Francesca Pignanelli, Alexandros Chartonas and Young-Jean Maeng
Video editing: Rebecca Lena
Music production: Maximien Aldebert
Special thanks to: Aglaia Naka, Bahar Gökten, Giannis Chatziantoniou and Susannah Iheme
A project by Alessandro Lizzio, Gabriele Cinti, Gilberto Poggi and Vanessa Lonau
Performer: Vanessa Lonau
Camera: Gabriele Cinti, Gilberto Poggi, Pinelopi Brachou and Young-Jean Maeng
Video editing: Gabriele Cinti and Vanessa Lonau
Voice: Vanessa Lonau
Music: Catalina Roldan
Sound production: Jasper Beckmann
A project by Aglaia Naka, Aikaterini Kokkinou, Jess Opitz, Pinelopi Brachou and Vasiliki Tsaknaki
Performers: Jess Opitz and Vasiliki Tsaknaki
Camera: Pinelopi Brachou and Young-Jean Maeng
Video editing: Pinelopi Brachou
Music production: Aikaterini Kokkinou
Special thanks to: Aikaterini Becou, Bahar Gökten, Billy Prim, Christin de-Sousa Figueira, Despoina Bounitsi, Dimitra Zacharouli, Eleni Katsiouli, Filippos Zoukas, Giannis Chatziantoniou, Thanos Kyratzis and Yves Sanwidi
Missing / Rawness
A project by Konstantina Savva, Mattia Bacchetti and Rahel Hannah Düx
Performers: Konstantina Savva, Maria Chandrinou, Mattia Bacchetti and Rahel Hannah Düx
Camera: Gabriele Cinti, Mattia Bacchetti, Pinelopi Brachou and Miriam Düx
Video editing: Mattia Bacchetti
Sound production: Billy Prim, Mattia Bacchetti and Rahel Hannah Düx
A project by Billy Prim, Maria Chandrinou and Martina Bartolini
Text and direction: Martina Bartolini
Performers: Billy Prim, Maria Chandrinou and Martina Bartolini
Camera: Billy Prim, Francesca Pignanelli and Pinelopi Brachou
Video editing: Pinelopi Brachou
Sound production: Billy Prim
Natural Sounds: Billy Prim and Martina Bartolini
Cover Picture: Maria Chandrinou
Special thanks to: Attila Blaho, Dimitra Zacharouli, Gabriele Cinti, Susannah Iheme and Thomas Papoulakos
Voice: Mehregan Behrouz
Synthesizer and production: Sascha Düx
Field recordings: Young-Jean Maeng, Bahar Gökten, Ioannis Mihailidis and the Heek group
© 2020 ROOTS & ROUTES Cologne e. V., Synergy of Music Theatre, Centro di Creazione e Cultura, the ROOTS & ROUTES International Association and all artists involved