Το ορμητήριο του ήλιου
Arrival at 6.30 pm. The reading will start exactly at 7 pm.
The poetry session will finish with the sunset around 8.14 pm.
Lycabettus Hill – Follow the stairs opposite to the hotel St. George Lycabettus until the small “balcony”, see the pictures related to the event.
Participants: Becky Campbell, Elena Chantzis, Florent Frizet, Danai Giannoglou, Hariklia Hari, Eva Isleifs, Lukas Panek, Angeliki Poulou, Eleni Riga, Joshua Olsthoorn, Roman Szymczyk and other guests
The art & research platform, hdkepler is happy to invite you to the poetry session “PRIMO, Το ορμητήριο του ήλιου” at Lycabettus Hill during sunset on April 30th, 2017.
The sun, the primary and essential element of life on earth, is also a political, religious and aesthetic symbol. For this event, the sun is used as a symbol of diversity, alterity and meeting with Other. The poems will be read in different languages. Each contributor have chosen freely a poem in his/her native language or in any language they feel their own.
Our collaborators are artists, curators, researchers, activists and thinkers that maintain an independent and a non-commercial activity. In the quest for autonomy, these fugitives open up new paths, occupy inadequate spaces and break the foundations of an automatised institutionalization. Our priority is keep the freedom of our contributors intact.
Under the sun, which makes no discrimination, we are all the same. Our bodies and our voices are carriers of this sensitivity and beauty.
hdkepler was created on the idea of otherness initially observing and accepting our own differences.
For the author Emmanuel Levinas, after the discovery of the Other in our face, we discover that we are responsible for him/her and thus a relationship of proximity is established between us and the Other(s).
This form of responsibility can be developed and is necessary in our times due to the socio-political and economic situation all around the world.
Athens is a city that plays a leading role in the theater of Otherness:
welcomes, resists, rejects fears and celebrates diversity. Athens is whole, complete, perfect.
The choice of location is not accidental. Lykavvitos means the rock from where the light “urges” etymologically. The aim of the event is to integrate poetry in the everyday life of the town. The event is open to all: friends of poetry, residents and tourists. We would like to create a beautiful moment full of lyricism for everybody who is attending the event.