Oedipus in Search of Colonus
Various types of territories and who governs them is the focus of Accelerator’s spring exhibitions. Physical, geographic, juridical, mental and spiritual areas will be explored. It may be national borders and the right to live where one wants, but also territories beyond the domains of humans, life and death.
About the exhibition
Greek artist Loukia Alavanou’s acclaimed work from the Venice Biennale, Oedipus in Search of Colonus, is coming to Stockholm and will be presented at Accelerator. Using VR technology, Alavanou transports the viewer to a Greek shanty town populated by Roma, making it the scene for a modern version of Sophocles’s ancient drama. In allowing the classic drama to portray our time Alavanou raises questions of belonging, inclusion and empathy.
The exhibition is curated by Richard Julin.
About Loukia Alavanou
Loukia Alavanou is a moving image artist and filmmaker,
and holds an MA in Photography from the Royal College of Art, UK.
Alavanou represented Greece at the 59th Venice Art Biennale. Alavanou’s work has been presented by institutions including Centre Pompidou, Palais de Tokyo, Gucci Garden, Palais de BOZAR, Fiorucci Art Trust, The Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens Biennale,Trust Kino Der Kunst, Palais de BOZAR, Fiorucci Art Trust, The Museum of Cycladic Art , Athens Biennale, Benaki Museum. Her films are part of numerous collections including the Onassis Collection, the Dakis Joannou Collection, The Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe/ ZKM, PCAI/ Polyeco Contemporary Art Initiative.
Exhibition team Accelerator
Richard Julin, Artistic Director
Therese Kellner, Curator
Curator of ´Oedipus in Search of Colonus´at the Greek Pavilion of the 59th Venice biennale
Heinz Peter Schwerfel
Architecturaland Installation Design
Head of Construction
Commissioner at 59th Venice Biennal
National Galleryof Greece– Alexandros Soutsos Museum
FILM CREDITS – “On The Way To Colonus”
VRS [Virtual Raw Synerge]
Writer / Director
Music / Lyrics
Natalia Papadopoulou, Loukia Alavanou
Haris Laloussis Em Kei
Oedipus: Panagiotis Tsiriklos
Antigone: Mary Louloudaki
Creon: Evangelos Tsiriklos
Narrator’s Voice: Alexandros Mylonas
Antigone’s Voice: Rena Kyprioti
Voices of Oedipus & Creon: Gregory Patrick Karr
The installation was funded by the Greek Ministry of Cultureand Sports.
The film was Powered by Onassis Culture. With the support of PCAI/ Polygreen Culture and art Initiative.