Residency at Kinitiras
Photo: Fotis Dimitrakopoulos
Penelope Morout will be at Kinitiras as a resident artist from the 24th of February until the 3d of March 2019.
Penelope’s artistic practice consists of the exploration of physical movement and the use of multimedia technologies. During this residency, she will set off to quest what constitutes a “journey” through a process of documenting memories as movement patterns. Her current project I:M (Ι:aM as well as Image: Memory/Movement) is a self-identification process, since bodily movement is an intrinsic element of the self. Initially recognizing and recollecting singular movements emerging from familiar, every-day kinetic patterns, she intends to weave the relationship between memory and bodily movement. Associating the “I” with the “Eye”, Penelope intends to look at the body and its movement through both the physical experience as well as through the camera lens and investigate the possible alterations of perception. With the valuable contribution of video-artist Dora Dimitriou, she will document “frame to frame” this journey of personal and collective identification.
During this research, Penelope invites us on Wednseday 25th, from 12.00 to 15.00, at Kinitiras to a somatic journey from the “I” to the “We”.
Journey: an act of travelling from one place to another.
Transference – Destination
Movement – Immobility
Route – Haven
Quest – Exploration – Discovery
What comes to mind when hearing the word “journey”? Which memory is it initially recalled through our senses?
Colours, landscapes, flavours, textures, encounters, emotions… this three-hour workshop is an invitation to weave the image of a memory related to the notion of a journey, to combine the variety of stimuli incorporated to one’s mind and body and to trigger them in order to compose a movement pattern, a moving-still.
As intimate as one’s personal route might be, once these embodied stories will co-exist in time and space, entangled one to the other, a collective journey will be created where the value of positioning oneself in relation to others can be appreciated.
“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”
Free entrance, reserve a place at 210-9248328 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Penelope Morout is a Greek-French performance artist coming from a background of Dance and Architecture. She began her studies at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London and graduated from the Greek National School of Dance in Athens. She has also a bachelor’s degree of architect engineer from the National Technical University of Athens.
She has collaborated professionally with various dance and theatre companies, such as Juxtapoz Dance Company (Christine Gouzelis-Paul Blackman) for the creation of the opera “Alcestes” (2015 – Athens Concert Hall), director Kostas Fillipoglou for the creation of the ancient tragedy “Prometheus Bound” (2015 – Athens and Epidaurus Festival) and So7 Company (Dimitris Kouroumpalis-Frosso Korrou) for the dance-theatre performance “Friday Night/Game Night” (2016 – Neos Kosmos Theatre).
She has participated in festivals around the world. Her artistic practice is characterized from a fascination for detail and consists of the exploration of physical movement and the use of multimedia technologies. She is currently pursuing the Master Theatre Practices in ArtEZ University of the Arts, as part of her quest to combine her two fields of expertise in her creative work. In January 2019, she presented “T.E.P. | The Elephant Project” with her fellow choreographer Christina Mastori in COME TOGETHER #4 Festival in Amsterdam, Netherlands. On the 15th February, she performed in Arnhem as part of a group installation-performance, “Public Restitution”, facilitated by Vest&Page. On 2nd March 2019, “Folie a Deux”, the first play she will have ever directed will premiere in Athens for a series of performances.